| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:19 AM
The issue of the Wrigley Field renovations came up at the Cubs Convention last weekend.
Or I should say, the lack of renovations came up.
“I think you know what the holdup is,’’ said Crane Kenney, the team wonk in charge of...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The Rev. Charles Duplessis navigated the new landscape of the Lower 9th Ward, crossing from newly paved streets to those still muddy and rutted as riverbeds.
He drove past a gleaming duplex designed by Frank Gehry and the skeletons...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:14 AM
For staples in the Baltimore nightlife scene, there is a thin line between comfortable and stagnant. The good bar owners are keenly aware of this and can anticipate the right time to make changes that will invigorate an establishment without offending...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:05 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — Bakri Sino spends his days combing through the rubble of a Scud attack, putting aside reusable blocks of concrete, twisted metal rods and still-intact doors. On one of the few walls left standing, someone has spray-painted, "Now...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dark, damp, musty and a cluttered eyesore. These are just some typical descriptions of basements. But, are they really so inaccurate? The lowest room in the house is often chilly and often ranks second in messiness only to the garage. Yet, the average...
| Sep 18, 2013
Amid the political firestorm over the renovation of the Illinois State Capitol, it is worth remembering the criticism that was visited upon the reconstruction of the U.S. Capitol's dome during the Civil War.
Too expensive, the critics railed, as if to...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:14 AM
With a 10-year plan to update its four high schools, officials from Glenbard Township High School District 87 are hoping a series of meetings with community members will help them gauge the level of support.
The planned renovations come with a $100...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Three days after the final weary snap of their 83rd football meeting, the battle raged on.
Shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, making his first public proclamation as USC's new football coach during his debut news conference, Steve Sarkisian stuck out his...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:32 PM
A yearlong $3 million renovation project at City Hall will begin this winter. In preparation, the city will shift its base of operations to the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center, 225 Third Ave. S.E.
Contractors are about a month and a half...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Gone are brightly-colored paintings of Colonial Annapolis life. Gone is the crumbling molding. Gone is the blue-painted trim.
Annapolis city officials last week celebrated their renovated council chambers in City Hall, starting the Monday council meeting...