0 Pets This week's batch of adoptable pets in your area are looking for their forever homes. Will one go home with you? Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Want to add to your family? Look no further than these Des Plaines animal shelters for a pet available for adoption. Animal shelters have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home. There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home throughout Illinois — many of whom are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to start your search for an adorable new fur child is at Almost Home Foundation, where Andrea the cat is waiting patiently, or another local rescue center. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes. With help from our friends at Petfinder, … [Read more...] about Des Plaines: Dogs, Cats, Pets Available For Adoption At Area Shelters
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How Much Would A Good Home Cleaning Cost In The Evanston Area?
Care for your home with 0 This post is sponsored and contributed by Home & Garden Top-rated cleaning professionals are available to help get your house next-level clean. Thumbtack , Brand Partner Posted Reply Everyone loves having a tidy home, but let’s face it — between work, family and other responsibilities, it's tough finding time to clean! Fortunately, Thumbtack — a home services app used by millions — can connect you to house cleaning pros in the Evanston area. Whether you’re in the market for a one-time cleaning or you’d prefer multiple cleanings on a regular basis, Thumbtack makes it easy to find home cleaning professionals in the Evanston area who can meet your specific needs. Each pro on Thumbtack has their own profile with price information, allowing you to find a professional who works within your budget. The average cost of a home cleaning in the greater … [Read more...] about How Much Would A Good Home Cleaning Cost In The Evanston Area?
Californian Says Father Was Zodiac Killer (and She Played a Role, Too)
SAN FRANCISCO — In the pantheon of unsolved mysteries, few can top the Zodiac, the shadowy killer blamed for five Bay Area murders in the late 1960s and untold numbers of stranger-than-fiction theories ever since. Add to that roster the tale told Wednesday by Deborah Perez, who announced to a skeptical crowd of reporters and Zodiac aficionados here not only that the killer was her adoptive and long-dead father, Guy Ward Hendrickson, but that she had been present at at least one killing and had even scribbled some of the taunting notes the Zodiac sent to the press and the police. “I was a child and just thought I was helping my dad,” said Ms. Perez, a 47-year-old real-estate agent from Southern California. “I didn’t know.” Neither did the San Francisco police, apparently, until Wednesday morning when Ms. Perez’s spokesman, Kevin McLean, called to announce their claims, which were also splashed across the front of Wednesday’s San Francisco Examiner. “We’ll listen,” Sgt. … [Read more...] about Californian Says Father Was Zodiac Killer (and She Played a Role, Too)
An Amateur Sleuth Heads to the Sierra in Search of the Zodiac Killer’s Tracks
Late last year, Fayçal Ziraoui, a French-Moroccan business consultant, was at his home in the Paris suburbs scrolling through satellite pictures of the Sierra Nevada when he came across an image that startled him. It was a collection of rocks arrayed in a way that resembled the cross hairs of a giant gun sight — a circle with a cross through it — surrounded by a larger circle. It looked to him like the symbol that the Zodiac killer used on his correspondence a half-century ago. One of my colleagues in The New York Times’s Paris bureau, Constant Méheut, wrote about Ziraoui two years ago and his interest in the case of the Zodiac, the spree of murders that terrified the Bay Area. In December, Ziraoui searched satellite images of the Sierra after believing that a postcard and a cipher sent by the Zodiac killer pointed to those coordinates. Ziraoui spent the winter counting down the days until the snow melted, and in mid-May, he flew to San Francisco. I traveled with him to the … [Read more...] about An Amateur Sleuth Heads to the Sierra in Search of the Zodiac Killer’s Tracks
Protected Habitat, for a Population of One
PROTECTION ISLAND, Wash. — From their perch atop a dead tree on the edge of a cliff, a pair of bald eagles enjoyed a panoramic view of a small island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, off the coast of Washington State. Far below, seated on a bench surrounded by tall, swaying grasses, the island’s lone human resident, Marty Bluewater, watched them through binoculars. For the past 50 years, Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge has been his touchstone. He has accumulated a lifetime of memories here, welcoming six deer who swam over from the mainland and have grown to a small herd, hosting five pairs of nesting swallows in his eaves every spring, and celebrating two weddings — one his own. Mr. Bluewater, 72, is the only person to have a lifetime tenancy on the roughly 370-acre, two-mile-long island. In the 1970s, developers envisioned it as a beach community with an airstrip and a marina. They flew prospective buyers over in small airplanes. The pilots doubled as … [Read more...] about Protected Habitat, for a Population of One