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Guns, Healthcare and Nursing Homes

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Written by Marcia Sagendorph

Check out these unique blogs from our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Click on the headlines below to get the full story from a few of our bloggers. Then get inspired and start your own blog!

Support your cause, promote your organization or share your expertise. Contact Senior Community Editor Marcia Sagendorph at marcia.sagendorph@patch.com to get started.

Is Society's Value System Regarding Human Life Collapsing?

What can possibly account for the cold-blooded, unfeeling shootings occuring in minority neighborhoods in Chicago, New York City and DC? Some want us to believe that guns are the problem and baning them could be a solution. However, guns are just part of the problem in that they are the weapon of choice. 
- Posted by Ray Giovannelli on Niles Patch

How the Healthcare Law Will Impact Young Adults

By now, you’ve probably heard about Obamacare, the 2010 healthcare law that was slowly phased in the past few years and will be, in full force beginning January 1, 2014. But, for young adults, you may be asking, “how will Obamacare affect me?” 
- Posted by bob reotutar on Arlington Heights Patch

Making Sure Your Loved One is Happy at a Nursing Home

Nursing home abuse and neglect is still a frequent problem today, but there are ways to keep your loved ones away from the improper conduct and negligence of staff members. There are many tools available to help you decide which nursing homes are good and which you should avoid.
- Posted by Malman Law Blog on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch

Putting your best credentials forward -- a guide to college admissions

When is a strong student (good GPA, high SAT scores and good extra-curricular activities) told that his/her longed-for college is a "distant reach"?  When he/she has been complacent in grades 7-11.
- Posted by Jenna for Mark Greenstein's Blog on Barrington Patch

Oaks are tough, but still need TLC!

The declining trees tend to be close to Route 14, and signs of stress can be seen as upper branches die off, or perhaps the leaves turn brown and fall earlier than other trees. These veteran trees are 200 or more years old, but if given proper care, one would expect them to live at least another 100 years. So, why are they dying?

- Posted by Lisa Haderlein on Crystal Lake-Cary Patch

Brush with Nature at Emily Oaks Nature Center Gallery

Emily Oaks Nature Center welcomes the return of Anatomically Correct’s Brush with Nature program. On Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 11 am – 3 pm, over 50 professional artists will set up their easels and plein air paint along the Nature Center walking paths. 
- Posted by Eye on Art on Skokie Patch

From the Experts: Big Tips for Small Businesses

This month's exclusive CEO interview is with Chris Edwards, who founded The Third Floor, the world's premier previs company behind the creative development of such blockbuster films as The Avengers and Iron Man 3.
- Posted by Joanna Schneider for the Patch Blogging Corner onGlenview Patch

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This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

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