| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:59 PM
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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:03 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
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.
| 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.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:12 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...