| 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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:19 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — When Edward Shields joined the Navy 10 months ago, the recruiter didn't mention jackhammer duty.
But last week, the young Navy airman stood aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, bending his 6-foot-5-inch frame in a...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:48 PM
ENFIELD — On a lazy holiday weekend eve, an 8-foot piece of concrete found outside Enfield High School captured the imagination of residents Thursday.
Construction workers at Enfield High School cutting down trees and preparing the site for...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.
| May 4, 2014
| 5:57 AM
Roofing contractors have descended on Lake Zurich in what officials are warning is a "feeding frenzy" about possible damage from last month's hail storm.
Rob Pollack estimates about 50 contractors have knocked on his door.
"It is disgusting," said...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: A tornado-like storm occurred a couple of years ago and damaged my roof. The roof was installed when the house was built almost 10 years ago.
The roofing shingle is a three-tab, 30-year shingle that has proved to...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance.
The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant...
| 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...