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  • Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand

    Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand
    Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors. The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Flooring trends offer more than hardwood

    Flooring trends offer more than hardwood
    The single biggest visual element in a home is the floor. It sets the mood of a room and ties a space together. According to trend scouts, this year's line-up of new floor introductions could not be more warm and inviting. Here is a glimpse of what's...
  • Resident recalls snow-dumping from Allentown's Linden Street Bridge; Boyle Park supporter wants city to keep promise to restore ballfields in spring

     
    Friday's column on municipalities being forced to pile snow removed from streets and curbsides ever higher on parking lots, park land and other open sites (still available at mcall.com) sparked comments from a number of fellow warriors. I've included...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Challenger takes on two incumbents in Will County Dist. 11 GOP race

    Challenger takes on two incumbents in Will County Dist. 11 GOP race
    Two Will County Board incumbents are being challenged by a newcomer in the Republican primary in District 11. Board members Suzanne Hart and Chuck Maher are on the March 18 ballot with Mike Strick. The top two vote-getters will run in the general...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place

    Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place
    Why, in this city of great buildings, does the unpretentious piece of architecture at Clark and Addison exert such a powerful hold on us? Wrigley Field lacks the height and muscle of the John Hancock Center, the swirling ornament of the former Carson...
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    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...