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Girls basketball / Lake County roundup


Point guard Corrina Vaughan scored 16 points, center Katie Rossetti grabbed 19 rebounds, and Wauconda's girls basketball team spoiled Lakes' senior night, winning the North Suburban Prairie Division game 44-40 Friday night. Wauconda (8-12, 3-8) snapped a ...

Wauconda woman dies after vehicle-pedestrian crash in Island Lake, police say


Linda Murphy was in critical condition when she was taken by the Wauconda Fire Protection District to Advocate Condell Medical Center, where she later died, the release said. The driver, who police have not yet identified, was not injured. The crash ...

Central Wash. residents say DNR failed them in battling Carlton Complex fires


Crews were pulled off of fires before they were out. Rep. Joel Kretz, a Wauconda Republican who spent time in the fire zone, said firefighters performed admirably when they were dispatched, but the command structure was complicated and decision-making slow.

Wauconda trustee candidate calls vaccines dangerous


With a measles outbreak tied to Disneyland prompting a renewed public debate about vaccinations, a Wauconda village board trustee candidate is raising concerns about inoculations. During a group interview at the Daily Herald's Libertyville office, board ...

Nardini's magical senior season continues at Vernon Hills


That got the ball rolling on an improbable comeback victory at Wauconda that unfolded over the final three minutes. "That was my favorite (play of the season)," said Nardini, who is all about the long ball in basketball, too. His knack for knocking down 3 ...

WALeg Day 18: DNR response to Central WA fires blasted


“We don’t feel we’re going to be protected this summer.” Rep. Joel Kretz, a Wauconda Republican who spent time in the fire zone, said fire fighters performed admirably when they were dispatched, but the command structure was complicated and ...

High school wrestling: Huntley's Gamboa athlete of week, power rankings


On Saturday Central beat Warrant but lost to Glenbard North, 39-24 and Grant, 41-24. Glenbard North is ranked No. 2 as a team by illinoismatmen.com. 4. Huntley – The Red Raiders had wins against Johnsburg, Antioch and Wauconda on Saturday.

Sergeant investigated after loaded assault-style weapon found in Volo road


The man who found the weapon, Eric Koehler, 38, said he had just picked up his kids from his ex-wife's house in the Lancaster Falls subdivision near Wauconda on Sunday afternoon when he spotted a black bag in the street. "I own a couple of guns myself so I ...

Bills target federal land ownership in state


House Bill 1192 is sponsored by Republican Reps. David Taylor of Moxee, Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin of Spokane Valley, Joel Kretz of Wauconda, Shelly Short of Addy, Bruce Chandler of Granger, Joe Schmick of Colfax , Elizabeth Scott of Monroe, Vincent Buys ...

Missing Cary Man Found Saturday Night


He was found late Saturday, Jan. 17, at a shelter in Wauconda. A photo of the family that found Kyle was posted to the Find Kyle Facebook page late Saturday. “Kyle means a lot to us now! We feel he is,like a member of our family,” wrote Tina Leigh ...




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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]



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City service: tips to get pregnant

Trick 1: Find out when you"re ovulating

The biggest secret to get pregnant right away is to know exactly when you are ovulating, ie, when one of their two ovaries are releasing an egg. Think of this egg like a target, and imagine the sperm like arrows:. For you to get pregnant, one of the arrows have to hit the target there are several methods to help you discover if you are in the fertile period. One of them is our ovulation calculator. Read more about how your menstrual cycle works. But if you notice that your periods have been very irregular in recent months, may be more difficult to identify ovulation. See what other methods to detect ovulation and consult your doctor to know better how to proceed. 




Trick 2: Be in the right place at the right time

Once you know the date of ovulation, prepare (and list your partner) to have sex during your most fertile days. You can get three days before and continuing until after the expected date of ovulation. (Start a little earlier also does not hurt; some women achieved pregnancy having sex until six days before ovulation.) As the sperm survive in your body for a few days, you have a good length of time to try to conceive. This means that if you have intercourse on a Monday, the sperm will stay in her reproductive system, waiting for an egg, until Thursday. Or up to Sunday in some cases. But remember, your egg only survives for about a day. If you do not know when ovulation will occur, follow the good old rule of having sex every other day. So, every day you will have a stock of healthy sperm waiting in the fallopian tube, ready to spring into action when the egg appears. (If you and your partner want to have sex more often than that, no problems. But know that it does not will increase or decrease your chances of getting pregnant). Another tip: if for some reason you are waiting to go into action during the time of ovulation, do not let this happen after a long fast. Your partner needs to ejaculate at least once before the fertile period, but there may be an accumulation of dead sperm in the semen, and they do not serve to conceive a baby. 








Trick 3: Remain lying down after sex

For a long time, scientists had no evidence that the woman stay lying down for a while after sex help the sperm to reach the egg. But, in 2009, Dutch researchers found that, in a fertility clinic in Amsterdam, women remained lying on his back for 15 minutes after artificial insemination were 50% more likely to become pregnant than those that remained standing after the procedure. You can not prove that the same probability applies to sexual intercourse, but the study shows that lie can help the sperm to do their part. And anyway, does not hurt to try. It is not necessary to stay with her ??legs up, just lying on her side is enough. 






Trick 4: Enjoy this time of expectation

If you hurry to get pregnant, you may end up feeling too anxious about it. This is normal, but the truth is that the chances are greater if you are not stressed. This is because the hypothalamus - the gland in the brain that regulates hormones ovulation. - Does not work so well when you"re nervous, causing her body to end ovulating later or even not release an egg that cycle therefore try maximum to enjoy this phase and all this "lot" of carefree sex. Make sex fun - instead of just thinking about making a baby - you can even increase your chances of getting pregnant. And if you"re thinking of ways to spice things up, good news: there is not a position that is better than the other to get pregnant. All are equally effective. 


Trick 5: Prepare the ground for superespermatozoides

Sperm are more likely to fertilize an as healthier, stronger and egg are plentiful. There are several ways to help your partner improve sperm quality:
  • Cut Alcohol (drink daily studies show that may reduce testosterone levels, lower sperm count and increasing the number of defective cells).
  • Declare war on smoking (smoking can reduce the quality of sperm).
  • Eat more foods rich in zinc, folic acid, calcium and vitamins C and D (they help produce many strong and fast sperm).
  • Avoiding hot and sauna baths, since the heat eliminates sperm (testes work best at a temperature between 34.4 and 35 degrees Celsius, slightly less than normal body temperature). Stay long with the laptop on the lap increases the temperature of the testes, as well as riding a bike too.

The sooner your partner adopt these changes, the better. New sperm can take up to three months to produce. 

Trick 6: Make sure you also

Your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a baby are higher if your body and your life are ready for the task. Before you start trying to conceive, see your gynecologist or general practitioner to see if all is well with your ovulation and if their immunizations are up to date. You will also greatly help if you reduce or cut the consumption of alcoholic beverages and smoking cessation and drugs. All these substances interfere negatively on your fertility and are also dangerous to the fetus. Consider the hypothesis also cut out caffeine. Some studies show that women who take more than one or two cups of coffee a day are less likely becoming pregnant. 
Based in babycenter.com [20]



Health insurance on WAUCOND

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

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