| 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:...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: A powerful rain and wind storm damaged the asphalt shingles on my home. My neighbors are telling me I need a new roof. I think it can be repaired. The wind blew off a few shingles here and there. The roof is only three years old, so I don't feel...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I live in a house with a concrete block foundation. I think the outside of the block has decorative stucco on it because the exterior of the block is not smooth. Some of the exterior is crumbling, and I wonder if my foundation is going to fail....
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I'm going to do an ambitious concrete project this summer pouring a long sidewalk. My initial results are disappointing. The finish I'm getting on my concrete is rough, and too many stones are at the surface. I wonder if I have my mix...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2014
One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
| 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 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 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
| 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...