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  • Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opens in Chinatown

    Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opens in Chinatown
    A hotly contested Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had its soft opening Friday in Chinatown, where it was met by some of the protesters who have fought its arrival for more than a year. The store, located on the ground floor of the Grand Plaza building at...
  • 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...
  • Five key takeaways on America's housing market

    Mortgage titan Fannie Mae depends on Douglas G. Duncan, its chief economist, to keep a close eye on the nation’s housing market. Duncan met with Times editors and reporters in Los Angeles this week to share his views on where the market is headed....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senior housing complex being built near Compton transit stops

    Senior housing complex being built near Compton transit stops
    Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line. The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...