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  • Wildfire protection should be a homeowner priority

    Summer might mean warm sunshine and balmy breezes, but this time of year also brings with it the threat of devastating, fast-moving wildfires — a threat that only worsens as the season moves along. Wildfires can strike anywhere, with very little...
  • It's easier to be green

    For people who have chosen to be gentle to Mother Earth, being green is a way of life. The same is true for eco-responsible homebuilders. Being green is their philosophy. "What we preach is process," says Adam Segal, vice president, Segal & Morel Inc....
  • Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule

    Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule
    Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently. Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...
  • What size fence posts are best?

    What size fence posts are best?
    DEAR TIM: I've got a 5-foot 6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the fence I used four-by-four posts in between the wood panels. The posts were buried 2 feet down and surrounded by concrete....
  • Crushed concrete to keep new airport runway safe

    Crushed concrete to keep new airport runway safe
    Keeping airliners safe on the new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport might seem a tall order, almost as tall as the runway itself. Rising almost six stories above the ground, its east end culminates in a straight drop down....
  • How To... Tell if your attic is too hot

    When it's hot outdoors, it's hotter in your attic. A hot attic is bad for several reasons. High temperatures inside your attic shorten the life span of shingles. Excessive heat deteriorates items you store in the attic and can cause moisture problems in...
  • Free magic and juggling show at Allentown Library

     
    Join area juggler extraordinaire Al Grout for a free magic and juggling show Saturday. Witness Grout's amazing feats of juggling and mind boggling magic tricks from 2 to 3 p.m. June 7 at the community room at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton...
  • Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags

    Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags
    Gurnee firefighters were at Six Flags Great America this afternoon after roof shingles caught fire on a structure attached to the park’s new wooden roller coaster, Goliath. Those shingles, located above the station where passengers eventually will...
  • Hometown general store becomes home

    Hometown general store becomes home
    Keith Kratz grew up in White Hall in northern Baltimore County with happy memories of visits to the general store just across the two-lane street from his home. "It was a mom-and-pop convenience store back then," he said. "There was even a gas pump...
  • Paint aluminum siding

    When the surface becomes dull and faded, aluminum house siding is showing its age. While it was originally intended to be maintenance-free, age and the elements often make painting it a much better and less costly alternative than replacing it with new...
  • Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway

    Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway
    While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...