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  • 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...
  • Group installs free alarms at mobile home park

    Group installs free alarms at mobile home park
    A group of Costa Mesa firefighters and emergency volunteers recently installed free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at a Newport Boulevard mobile home park. The group from the Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) visited 32...
  • Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.

     Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.
    When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the...
  • 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.,...
  • U.S. housing starts edge up in August, falling short of expectations

    New housing starts were nearly flat in August compared with July, suggesting builders may be taking a breather as the housing recovery matures. Housing starts last month reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month, up 0.9% from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • U.S. residential building permits reach 1 million, a 5-year high

    U.S. residential building permits reach 1 million, a 5-year high
    The number of U.S. residential building permits issued in October surpassed 1 million, the highest level in five years, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Building permits in October were up 6.2% from the month before, reaching 1,034,000,...