Somonauk News and Announcements

  • EarthTalk: Artificial Turf Issues

    Is it true that playing on artificial turf fields can cause cancer? If so, how can I minimize exposure for my sports-loving kids?   -- M.W. Just when you thought it was safe to play soccer on that brand new synthetic turf field, it may be time to thin...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Tally Sweat Is An Advocate For Parks

    Tally Sweat is a long-time environmental activist and passionate protector of land and water. In addition to her current role with the Garden Club of Georgia, she works with the Georgia Water Coalition and the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance. Among her credits is protecting the...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: Fighting hunger on World Food Day and everyday!

    The Farm Share Story When Farm Share founder, Patricia Robbins, saw fresh food being thrown away, she began asking farmers to donate their fresh food in order to feed Florida families in need. With just a pen and paper, Patricia Robbins saw pounds of food piling in. The fir...

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  • The Top 10 Pumpkin Picking Patches

    Pumpkins, like many varieties of squash are indigenous to North America and while pumpkin pie was not served at the first Thanksgiving meal in the New World, early recipes suggest a pumpkin stew was a "standing dish" or regular part of the daily meal for early New ...

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  • Earth Talk: Plastic Bag Bans

    Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the amount of plastic litter?  M.C. California made big news recently when it announced the fi...

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  • Top 10 Byways and Highways

    As Americans, we love our cars and taking a drive out into the country or a ride to see fall colors and falling leaves is part of our shared experience. For some, getting behind the wheel is a chance to think, for others, it’s a chance not to think and to lose the troubles...

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  • AmericanTowns PR Tool: Getting publicity for your Somonauk organization has never been easier

    If your nonprofit group in Somonauk is looking to let the community know about an upcoming event, activity or initiative, our PR Tool is here to help! Here's how it works: when you post information to our Community Corner, you get automatic, FREE access to this easy-to-use t...

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  • This Week's Homes Sold in Somonauk

    Below is the list of recently sold homes for Somonauk IL. You can review MLS sale prices, home details and public records (including data from the tax assessor's office information) for all of the houses sold recently in Somonauk. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit regu...

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  • Eat Local! Great Resources in the Somonauk area

    What’s one small change that 1) significantly improves your health 2) helps the environment 3) boosts Illinois’s economy and 4) helps you win the lottery (OK, so we made that last one up)? Buying more food from local sources! Your typical supermarket fare travels an aver...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Lifeguards Honored for their Service

    It was all hands on deck at a recent gathering of lifeguards. Not for an emergency rescue, but to honor their friends and colleagues who watch over us when we're floating, splashing, swimming and riding the waves. The job of a lifeguard is more than just sitting in a chair a...

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