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  • Building permits thorny issue in Wilmette

    Building permits thorny issue in Wilmette
    Wilmette officials are concerned about the number of residents completing home improvement projects without proper permits, some of which could contribute to flooding and other issues. If they seek variances after the fact, trustees are put in the...
  • Learning to live off the grid

    Learning to live off the grid
    Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind. The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power. In the sticky months...
  • 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...
  • Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities

    Home improvement projects on rise in Tri-Cities
    More Tri-Cities residents invested in construction projects for their homes in 2013 than in 2012, according to local officials. "We definitely did see an upswing in the number of building permits but that did not necessarily (translate into) a lot of...
  • 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...
  • Stay-in-home seniors drive remodeling boom

    Stay-in-home seniors drive remodeling boom
    Mary Reese, 70, loves to plant flowers and visit the children in her Waukegan neighborhood, but a balky back was keeping her from trying to navigate treacherous stairs to the outside. "I never did anything to them," Reese said of the backyard...
  • Let them fly KKK flags in Palm Beach County: Opinion

    Let them fly their KKK flags in Palm Beach County. I’m glad they’re doing it. Make no mistake: It’s a horrible act. The flag instantly conjures hate, violence and a dark American past. When you hold a Klu Klux Klan flag high, you are...
  • 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 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,"...
  • Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax

    Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to pump $13 million more into city coffers next year by raising amusement taxes on cable TV services and boosting zoning permit fees for large construction projects, City Hall officials say. The increases are part of a series of...
  • As projects ramp up, skilled construction workers in short supply

    As projects ramp up, skilled construction workers in short supply
    With many once-stalled construction projects coming online now in South Florida, industry managers are wary of a growing shortage of skilled workers. "We're starting to feel it now and it's slowly going to get worse," said Jon Tori, senior vice...