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  • 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....
  • Glendale seeks better preparedness after 1994 Northridge quake

    Glendale seeks better preparedness after 1994 Northridge quake
    In the 20 years since the 6.7-magnitude Northridge earthquake shook Southern California, Glendale has rebounded with stricter building codes and better communication among its public safety agencies. The devastating temblor, which struck at 4:31 a.m....
  • Housing starts fall in December after surging a month earlier

    New residential construction fell less than expected in December, capping a year of resurgent construction activity. Housing starts dropped 9.8% from a multiyear high in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000, the Commerce Department...
  • Christmas tree ignites in Long Beach mobile home; family displaced

    Christmas tree ignites in Long Beach mobile home; family displaced
    A mobile home fire Monday in Long Beach was ignited by a Christmas tree, officials said, displacing a family of four who was being assisted by the Red Cross. Long Beach firefighters responded around 8:23 p.m. to a call of a mobile home on fire in the...
  • Apartment project squeaks by, mayoral veto possible

    Apartment project squeaks by, mayoral veto possible
    Park Ridge aldermen on Monday narrowly approved revised plans for a 115-unit apartment building on the eastern edge of downtown, but Mayor David Schmidt signaled a possible veto. "Watch the agenda for two weeks from now," he told representatives of...
  • 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...
  • Los Angeles turns to city veteran to run building department

    Los Angeles turns to city veteran to run building department
    Los Angeles’ interim head of the Department of Building and Safety was given the permanent job Wednesday after a 13-0 City Council confirmation vote. The move elevates Raymond Chan, a longtime veteran of the Department of Building and Safety. Chan...
  • Apartment complex project going before the council again

    A proposed 240-unit apartment complex about a half mile from John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa goes before the City Council again Tuesday. Last month the council postponed a decision on the project at 125 E. Baker St. at the request of its developer,...
  • 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...
  • Son of former Dolton mayor charged with not filing federal tax returns

    Son of former Dolton mayor charged with not filing federal tax returns
    The son of former Dolton mayor William Shaw faces federal charges for allegedly not filing federal tax returns for six years, court records show. Victor Shaw of Dolton faces six misdemeanor counts for failure to file tax forms for each year from 2007 to...