| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over a capped toxic site at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the area targeted for an upscale development....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:41 AM
A Southern California-based construction company is mourning the loss of its chief executive and his son, a senior project engineer, who were believed to have been killed in a jet crash at Santa Monica Airport on Sunday.
In a statement to The Times,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:44 AM
A gas leak caused by a construction company hitting a gas main caused the evacuation of nearby parts of the University of Illinois at Chicago for about half an hour this morning, officials said.
A construction company hit a natural gas main at 900 W....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The developer planning to build an office tower at Harbor Point agreed Wednesday night to hold another public meeting on the controversial project after Fells Point residents who showed up for an open house there demanded a more formal discussion of the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:15 PM
A strategy of capitalizing on low construction costs and low-interest borrowing was behind the New Lenox Village Board's approval this week of a $10.5 million contract to build a new police department facility.
"It is a good time to borrow," said...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:40 AM
U.S. construction spending in July rose 0.6% from the month before, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900.8 billion. That's the best performance since June 2009, the government said Tuesday.
The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
While the Harbor Point project's millions in public financing have dominated debate in Baltimore this summer, a carcinogen buried beneath the proposed waterfront development has sparked concerns about the safety of neighboring residents and the people who...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Lincoln Park Zoo will feature a new Japanese macaque exhibit and a new train for little kids under a construction plan announced by officials at the Chicago zoo Wednesday.
The $15 million project will replace the old penguin habitat — closed...
| Aug 2, 2013
After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
| Aug 21, 2013
It's just so easy for politicians to repeat what they hear. The recent commentary ("Harbor Point means jobs, inclusion," Aug. 14) by Baltimore City Council President Jack Young is a classic. The constant repeat of "the 7,000 construction jobs and...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Monday is the first day of school for thousands of students in Franklin County, Pa.
For the past few weeks, teachers and staff have been working to ensure the 2013-14 school year gets off to a good start.
In Greencastle, Pa., Superintendent C....