| May 12, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Just as it did a year ago, the Wilder Park Conservatory in Elmhurst still has bright orange fish swimming in a lily-pad-strewn koi pond, a mini palm tree and myriad colorful flowers.
But the recently reopened building has new doors and frames, new...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques.
Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought...
| 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 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Illinois tollway officials gave early approval to plans to spend $7.1 million restoring wetlands in Orland Grassland South, one of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's newest sites.
Last summer, the tollway announced it would partner with the Cook...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The Maryland Department of the Environment has not followed up on at least 900 rental housing units with hazardous lead paint whose owners failed to maintain annual registration with the agency, state auditors have found.
In a letter this week to a joint...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building will be saved — and Dance's chief of staff says plans call for...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:52 AM
The CTA today said it is planning to rebuild four North Side Red Line stations from Lawrence to Bryn Mawr.
Work on the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stops and accompanying track would begin in 2017 at the earliest, the CTA said. The CTA still...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species.
"Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:56 PM
If walls could talk, Capt. John Steele, along with two others, would have a tale to tell about the home he built circa 1788 in the Fells Point neighborhood.
In Baltimore Heritage's "Baltimore Building of the Week" series, John Breihan wrote about this...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Friday unveiled its new $26 million remodeling of international Terminal 5, complete with 24 new upscale retail shops and restaurants, some of which are Chicago originals.
Airport officials conceded...