| Jun 1, 2014
If the real estate industry already is wringing its hands about a dearth of houses on the market, this isn't going to help the situation much: Homeowners who recently remodeled or are planning a renovation say they did it for themselves, not with an eye...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Supporters of the renovation of the Wheaton Grand Theater are mourning the loss of a man whose vision guided much of the efforts to preserve the historic movie house and others around the country.
Ray Shepardson, 70, of Wheaton, died on Monday night...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Patches of new carpeting have been installed, a new children's section is taking shape and a revamped circulation area is nearly complete as the Downers Grove Public Library nears the end of the first stage of construction for an interior renovation....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It seems like Las Vegas has suddenly become a mecca for reality shows, but it's been hosting productions for over a decade -- there's just more now than ever.
"The success of shows like 'Pawn Stars,' 'Counting Cars' and 'American Restoration' has...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Restoration Hardware’s gargantuan annual catalog, which set a record this year with a bundle of 13 “sourcebooks” totaling more than 3,300 pages and weighing 17 pounds, has critics on social media in an indignant tizzy.
People who got...
| Jun 6, 2014
While hospitals all around the Lehigh Valley have been opening up facilities to be as close to their "customers" as possible, Easton Hospital looked back to its home base for the latest sprucing up. The hospital and representatives of Alvin H. Butz Inc....
| May 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
— With oysters showing signs of revival in the Chesapeake Bay, some are trying to bring the bivalves back in the bay's second largest tributary, the Potomac River.
Just two years into their fledgling effort to restore the river's once-bountiful...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a message to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on Wednesday: You dropped the ball in clearly communicating the latest version of a Wrigley Field renovation, and my administration won’t be rushed into approving more electronic...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:12 PM
As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group.
Ricketts cited the millions of people who...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:37 AM
A Mark Rothko painting that was vandalized in 2012 at London's Tate Modern museum is back on view after undergoing restoration. "Black on Maroon," a work from 1958 that is part of the artist's so-called Seagram mural series, was the subject of an 18-month...