| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:14 PM
The (Flappy) Bird is no longer the word -- the latest craze is all about a puzzle game called 2048.
The game, which can be played through the Web, requires that users pair tiles containing similar numbers together to create tiles with larger figures....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Jim Trefz and Ron Fanelle have brought the orange groves and avocado trees and brilliant sunshine of California to their new home in Madison and given it all a mid-century modern flair.
When the longtime California residents bought the 1,600-square-foot...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Q: PennDOT's District 5 website lists the Cold Springs Bridge as a bridge-replacement project. The bridge is located on Second Street over Spring Creek in Whitehall Township. The project status is listed as 'preliminary engineering phase,' with an...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: This has been the winter from Hades. I own a house in Connecticut and my parents have one in sunny Florida. The ice and snow has ravaged my front sidewalk, and the concrete patio at the Florida home could use a makeover. I attended a spring home...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Will County officials are taking a second look at a settlement agreement allowing a concrete recycling facility off 111th Street between Bolingbrook and Naperville.
County board members approved the agreement in December, 10 months after initially...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Builders showcase their best design and handiwork in a model home. They try to include every option and every detail that a buyer might want. In addition to the dazzling array of amenities found at 1 Monticello Circle in Ellington, the house has another...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials.
When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
My thinking on earthquakes goes something like this:
If Lucy Jones won't do something, I won't either.
She once refused to consider buying a house that was in a fault-study zone. And here's another no-no from Earthquake Lucy.
"I would not live in an...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:15 PM
A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants.
Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's rent-...