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  • Nancy Holt dies at 75; her art interacts with the land and sky

    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...
  • Repairs to begin to Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge

    Repairs to begin to Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge
    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...
  • Will County officials review recycling facility agreement

     Will County officials review recycling facility agreement
    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...
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    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'...
  • New opportunity is a chance to further her skills

    New opportunity is a chance to further her skills
    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,...
  • Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'?

    Could future spaceships be built with artificial 'bone'?
    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,...
  • Installing artificial stone veneer

    Installing artificial stone veneer
    DEAR TIM: I was at a spring home show and saw a few displays that featured beautiful stone. When I asked about what type of stone it was, the man said it was colored and textured concrete. I wasn't prepared for that answer! Are these products durable...
  • Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district

    Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district
    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...
  • Incomplete sets can still have significant value

    Q: Attached are images of pieces from two tea sets. One set, a wedding gift in the early 1930s, is Asian. Another is gold plated from Italy and was a gift around the 1960s. Do either have any value other than sentimental? A: The reader adds that while...
  • Who should pay for quake-proofing L.A.?

    Who should pay for quake-proofing L.A.?
    The city of Los Angeles is finally getting serious about retrofitting the soft-story wood frame apartment buildings and the brittle concrete ones that are at risk of collapsing during a substantial earthquake. The soft-story Northridge Meadows apartment...
  • Move over Flappy Bird: The latest gaming craze is 2048

    Move over Flappy Bird: The latest gaming craze is 2048
    The (Flappy) Bird is no longer the word -- the latest craze is all about a puzzle game called 2048. The game, which can be played through the Web, requires that users pair tiles containing similar numbers together to create tiles with larger figures....