| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Sculptor Jerry Rothman, a member of a rebellious group of Los Angeles artists in the 1950s who took ceramics far beyond functional pieces, died June 5 in a hospital near his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was 80.
Rothman had been battling...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:28 PM
When it comes to showing your father how much you care today, cards, ties and tools are nice gestures. But let's face it. The way to your old man's heart is really through his stomach.
So, if you haven't made lunch or dinner plans yet, give dad a day...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust.
The 12 stadiums, built or...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:31 AM
On the fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art right now stands a phalanx of mannequins sporting plaid button-downs, tinfoil bandeaux, flower leis, ski caps and cowboy hats, designer jeans, velvet tailcoats and many less easily identifiable...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Mayfair returns for the second year to Allentown Fairgrounds and the Agri-Plex Friday through Monday with lots of artistic fun for kids. Kids also can create their own mini-masterpieces on small canvas boards provided by The Baum School of Art from 11:...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:44 PM
West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.
It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
| May 12, 2014
To guarantee no shifting, cracking or sinking, you could set walkway stones in mortar on a reinforced concrete slab. But that catapults the project into contractor territory with forms, gravel, concrete, rebar and expensive pallets of cut stone. The...