| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Metra and the Union Pacific Railroad will begin patchwork repairs in about two months to the Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge, railroad and Park Ridge officials confirmed recently.
Representatives from the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra met with...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
How do you make a light, low-density material without compromising its strength? It’s a conundrum that has plagued engineers and builders looking for tough, durable materials that don’t weigh them down.
Now, using a high-tech 3D printer,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Will County officials are taking a second look at a settlement agreement allowing a concrete recycling facility off 111th Street between Bolingbrook and Naperville.
County board members approved the agreement in December, 10 months after initially...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Two Will County Board incumbents are being challenged by a newcomer in the Republican primary in District 11.
Board members Suzanne Hart and Chuck Maher are on the March 18 ballot with Mike Strick. The top two vote-getters will run in the general...
| Apr 23, 2014
Why, in this city of great buildings, does the unpretentious piece of architecture at Clark and Addison exert such a powerful hold on us?
Wrigley Field lacks the height and muscle of the John Hancock Center, the swirling ornament of the former Carson...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Artist Nancy Holt's best-known work, "Sun Tunnels," is outdoors, huge and open to the public — but only a relatively small number of people have seen it in person. It sits on 40 acres of land she bought in a desolate part of the Great Basin Desert...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A section of flooring on the main level of the Joliet courthouse buckled this afternoon, evidence that the aging building needs to be repaired or replaced, some county employees said.
No one was hurt, and the courthouse remained open.
| Feb 28, 2014
There's a war against Legos.
I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Lake Forest recently took a step forward in its plan to repair more than a quarter-mile of eroding ravines near the Lake Forest Cemetery, awarding a contract to prepare engineering and construction documents for the project.
City officials said they...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Who: Tracy Muller, 40, of Deerfield Beach, recently joined QEP Co. Inc. in Boca Raton as a product manager. QEP, founded in 1979, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a comprehensive line of hardwood flooring, flooring installation tools,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Office landlord Jeff Worthe is towering over the Burbank Media District these days.
That's the busy entertainment hub along the Ventura Freeway with hundreds of media firms surrounded by Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney studios.
Worthe's real estate...