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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 17: 268,207 Cases, 8,392 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Thursday announced 2,056 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 268,207 confirmed infections and 8,392 known deaths. Another 2,095 probable cases and 232 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Cook County: 1male 70s

  • DeKalb County: 1 male 30s

  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s

  • Green County: 1 male 90s

  • Kane County: 1 female 90s

  • Kankakee County: 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Lawrence County: 1 female 90s

  • Madison County: 1 male

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Thinking About Adopting the Neighborhood Stray Cat? We Asked a Vet For Advice!

British Shorthair cat lying on the gray chair. Copy-space
British Shorthair cat lying on the gray chair. Copy-space

As someone who has taken in five stray cats over the last decade, I’m aware of how deeply rewarding the process can be. Although adopting a wayward kitty might seem like a tall order at first, people are often surprised at just how quickly they assimilate in their new surroundings. Currently, approximately 3.2 million cats in the United States need forever homes, which means there’s no shortage of four-legged friends to love.

Obviously, families who are considering taking in the neighborhood stray should be certain it’s not someone else’s pet first.

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All the Tips to Know, Where to Stay and the Genius Products You Need

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, solo travelers, couples, small groups and families alike are seeking “safecation” trip options that adhere to social distancing protocols and, at the same time, are filled with QT and stimulating experiences. So, it’s no surprise that recent interest in camping—and said quality time that by default includes our furry friends—is spiking exponentially. But before you decide to pack up your pooch and pitch a tent for the first time, here’s what the experts have to say about camping with dogs and other furry friends to keep them safe and comfortable while making the

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A 12-year-old and his grandmother died trying to escape an Oregon fire. Family members say the pair was found a day later in their car.

From left to right: Angie Mosso, Wyatt Tofte, Peggy Mosso, and Coby Bertalotto. <p class="copyright">Lonnie Bertalotto</p>
From left to right: Angie Mosso, Wyatt Tofte, Peggy Mosso, and Coby Bertalotto.
  • At least 46 wildfires are burning in Oregon, including the Santiam/Beachie Creek Fire, which grew from 469 to over 131,000 acres overnight from Monday to Tuesday.

  • That fire, currently at 182,000 acres, killed a 12-year-old boy, Wyatt Tofte, and his grandmother, Peggy Mosso. Their bodies were found Wednesday near their home in Mehama.

  • Family members said Mosso was a devoted, fun-loving mom and grandma, and Tofte was a shy but adventurous kid. 

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On Monday night, Peggy Mosso called her

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What is needed when you are about to have a dog?

What is needed when you are about to have a dog?

Dogs are described as Man’s best friends. They are loyal, friendly, and loving. Those that love dogs could give you a million reasons why you should get one. While owning a pet is excellent and can be rewarding, it comes with its responsibility.  You should be ready to make some changes to accommodate the dog and keep it comfortable. Before walking into any of the pet stores around, ask yourself some of these questions:

·       Can you commit to keeping a dog?

Owning a dog is like being in a marriage contract. It is until “death does you part.” Can … Read more