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  • Downers Grove waives library building permit fees

    Downers Grove waives library building permit fees
    Downers Grove Public Library will not be on the hook for thousands of dollars in building permit fees for its months-long renovation project. Downers Grove Village Council members voted unanimously April 8 to forgo collecting the $14,755 in fees for...
  • Housing starts dip slightly in February; permits surge

    Construction of new housing units remained essentially flat last month compared to January as builders struggle to ramp up construction. Housing starts fell 0.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. ...
  • 75th Street reconstruction under way in Darien

    75th Street reconstruction under way in Darien
    A huge road construction project is under way along a portion of 75th Street in Darien. The DuPage County Division of Transportation is reconstructing and widening 75th Street from two lanes in each direction to three lanes in each direction between...
  • Woodridge annexes housing development site

    Woodridge annexes housing development site
    A developer is planning to build 17 new single-family houses in Woodridge at a development site that was previously in foreclosure. On Feb. 13, trustees agreed to the annexation of the property in the 7600 bock of Dunham Road and to allow Fox Wood...
  • Towson Mews first area project for Virginia developer

    Evergreene Cos., a Chantilly, Va., developer, is debuting in the Baltimore metro market with its first-ever project, Towson Mews, located in East Towson. Josh Mastrangelo, Evergreene's president, coastal division, said the residential developer did a...
  • Obama will promise to speed up construction projects by reducing red tape

    President Obama on Wednesday will promise to speed up major construction projects by cutting federal red tape, part of his push to show he can make an impact without relying on Congress. Obama plans to head to New York State's Tappan Zee Bridge, site of...
  • Synagogue plan raises zoning concerns

    Synagogue plan raises zoning concerns
    Dismay by neighbors over a proposal for a synagogue that the Village of Northbrook says it must allow has led trustees to consider re-evaluating some zoning rules for future situations. Darchei Noam of Glenbrook, a modern Orthodox congregation with...
  • Sports facility proposed for north Naperville

    Sports facility proposed for north Naperville
    A new sports building with indoor soccer fields has been proposed for a 17.5-acre site on Naperville's north side. The Naperville Sports Yard athletic and day care facility proposal sailed through the Planning and Zoning Commission this week and now...
  • Burr Ridge trustees approve $17.4 million budget

    Burr Ridge trustees approve $17.4 million budget
    Burr Ridge trustees recently signed off on a $17.4 million spending plan for 2014-15 that is slightly higher than the prior year's budget of $17.3 million, according to documents. Trustees also have directed staff to make several changes in an effort to...
  • Edward B. Akins1925 - 2014

    Edward B. Akins<br/>1925 - 2014
    Pioneering O.C. Builder Edward “Ed” Akins dies at 88. Premier Orange County homebuilder Ed Akins died Saturday, May 10th, 2014, in Newport Beach. Ed was a housing industry pioneer whose legacy of leadership, innovation, and product...
  • Tips for finding your contractor

    After the hurricane, the real work begins — if there is damage to your property. Assess the damage and write a list to give to your insurance company. Before you hire a contractor: • Find out what your property insurance will cover. At...