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  • 4 injured in Aurora fire

    4 injured in Aurora fire
    Four people were injured in a mobile home fire in Aurora about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday. The first responding firefighters found the mobile home, in the 40 block of Margarets Lane, fully engulfed. Four people escaped with injuries, according to the Aurora...
  • Boy, 8, dies saving family from mobile home fire

    Boy, 8, dies saving family from mobile home fire
    An 8-year-old boy was one of three people who died in a mobile home fire Monday in Penfield, N.Y., but if it weren't for him, the fire could have been even more deadly. Tyler Doohan was the first to notice the smoke as the fire started around 4:45 a.m.,...
  • New Trier school district to issue bonds to pay for projects

    New Trier school district to issue bonds to pay for projects
    In anticipation of the summer construction season, officials at New Trier Township High School District 203 are planning to issue $4.2 million in bonds to finance projects planned for the Northfield and Winnetka campuses. Cheryl Witham, assistant...
  • Gov. Brown proposes sharp increase in earthquake fault mapping budget

    Gov. Brown proposes sharp increase in earthquake fault mapping budget
    Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a sharp increase in the state budget to map earthquake faults in California, after months of reports about how the state’s effort has been hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades. Brown is seeking enough...
  • Jerry Brown: Earthquakes 'just around the corner,' fault maps needed

    Jerry Brown: Earthquakes 'just around the corner,' fault maps needed
    Gov. Jerry Brown vowed to increase funding to map California earthquake faults, calling the effort an important public safety measure. “We’ll do whatever it takes. And the people of L.A. should be cautious because earthquakes are just around...
  • Gov. Brown calls for more funding to map earthquake faults

    Gov. Brown calls for more funding to map earthquake faults
    Gov. Jerry Brown called for a sharp increase in funding for a program to map dangerous earthquake faults in California, reviving an effort hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades. Brown's proposal caps months of debate on whether city and state...
  • Board should get expert guidance on roof project

    Q: Our condominium association plans to tear off and replace the roofs of our 12-building complex. Instead of the board retaining an architect to prepare bid specifications, the board gave a set of goals to three contractors and allowed each contractor to...
  • U.S. job growth is a meager 74,000 in December

    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month. After a...
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
  • New home construction reaches pre-recession levels in La Grange

    New home construction reaches pre-recession levels in La Grange
    Eleven single-family homes were built in La Grange in 2013, a number that puts the village in line with pre-recession, pre-boom days of steady growth, community development officials said. "These numbers, if you look back in history, are the norm,"...
  • Home builder confidence slips slightly but still high at start of 2014

    Home builder confidence slips slightly but still high at start of 2014
    Home builder confidence slipped in January, in part on lower expectations for future sales, according to a trade group. The reading on the National Assn. of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell one point from December to 56 this month....