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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs

    Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs
    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...
  • 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...
  • Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms

     Metra to replace Downers Grove train platforms
    Construction is set to begin on a months-long project at Downers Grove's busiest train station. Both platforms at the Main Street station will be replaced with concrete throughout the spring and summer. Metra and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway are...
  • 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...
  • Floor buckles at Will County courthouse

    Floor buckles at Will County courthouse
    A section of flooring on the main level of the Joliet courthouse buckled this afternoon, evidence that the aging building needs to be repaired or replaced, some county employees said. No one was hurt, and the courthouse remained open. People were...
  • Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015

    Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015
    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. As part...
  • 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...
  • Hail storm brings deluge of roof repairers

     Hail storm brings deluge of roof repairers
    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...
  • Baby's body found in bag of concrete in Fresno canal

    Baby's body found in bag of concrete in Fresno canal
    The body of a baby buried in a bag of cracked concrete was found this week in a Fresno canal, police said. The baby's mother, Stephanie Saylor, and her live-in boyfriend, Joseph Castro, were arrested Thursday on unrelated charges, but they told...