Home Maintenance Help for Locals Heading South for Winter

Thanks to a squirrel, several homes of part-time residents, from Niles to Deerfield, are more secure during the winter months.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2008  |  Updated 5:05 PM CDT
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Home Maintenance Help for Local Snowbirds

Darrell Harmon for Pioneer Press

When homeowners are away, Frank Orsi checks and replaces their home's furnace filters.

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Thanks to a squirrel, several homes of part-time residents, from Niles to Deerfield, are more secure during the winter months.

Several years ago, the critter got into a house in Morton Grove, near Rich Pellicano's home, while the homeowners were out of town and used it as a playground. The squirrel ruined furniture, broke dishes and other fragile items, and ripped curtains.

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