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  • How to replace missing roofing shingles

    How to replace missing roofing shingles
    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...
  • Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule

    Touhy Avenue viaduct repairs on schedule
    Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently. Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...
  • How to repair stucco and concrete block

    How to repair stucco and concrete block
    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to mix concrete like a pro

    How to mix concrete like a pro
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Installing artificial stone veneer

    Installing artificial stone veneer
    DEAR TIM: I was at a spring home show and saw a few displays that featured beautiful stone. When I asked about what type of stone it was, the man said it was colored and textured concrete. I wasn't prepared for that answer! Are these products durable...