| 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...
| May 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
As perhaps the most technologically challenged person you'll ever know, I nonetheless am an enthusiastic follower of the apps and other innovations that make buying, selling and living in our homes a little easier.
A sampling of the new and novel,...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
You need not go to China to see the famed terra-cotta warriors. Beginning this week, they’re as close as Indianapolis.
On Saturday, "Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army" opens at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis...
| 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 8, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee's discussions on park additions continued Wednesday, with a majority of the group giving thumbs-up approvals to adding new picnic structures, bike trails with pedestrian paths alongside them, drought-...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Hattie Doto was receiving calls by the dozen, many of them vile.
People were angry because they had received repeated phone calls from her number. Some of those were robocalls making shady sales pitches for a roofing contractor. Others seemed to be...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:27 PM
It was three days before Christmas when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Central Coast in 2003.
Cracking like a bullwhip from the mountains, the shaking felt like an explosion in Paso Robles' historic downtown. Two women working at a clothing store...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Accounting offices aren't supposed to be this zen, are they? But the newly designed headquarters of Freemark Financial, located in the east Beverly Hills nexus where Wilshire Boulevard, San Vicente and La Cienega collide, is rendered with the kind of...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution.
They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C.
Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Laura Morton is captivated.
While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. "Look at the pieces of blue in their nest," she whispers...