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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Officials to discuss Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge

    Officials to discuss Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge
    Representatives from the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra will meet with Park Ridge officials Friday morning to discuss the state of the Touhy Avenue viaduct, Public Works Director Wayne Zingsheim said. Zingsheim said today that engineers and public...
  • 91-year-old woman resists developer

    LAWRENCE, Kan. From Indiana Street near the edge of the University of Kansas campus, you can barely see the top of Georgia Bell's house. It sits at the bottom of 26 old, steep and uneven concrete steps. Two city officials descended those steps recently...
  • Lake Forest moves forward on ravine restoration

    Lake Forest moves forward on ravine restoration
    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...
  • Tips for finding a skilled roofing contractor

    Purchasing a new roof is one of the most important — and biggest — investments you can make in your home. That's why it's crucial to have a knowledgeable professional on hand to guide you through each step of the process. In fact, choosing the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Property of the Week: 47 Garrett Road

    Property of the Week: 47 Garrett Road
    Hoffman Farms is a community of mostly million dollar houses spread out across one of the highest hilltops in Canton. Wild turkey and deer still feel very much at home in the fields and forest surrounding the homes. Pristine and quiet, this was the...
  • 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,...