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  • Your Place: Tips to reduce the risk of house fires

    October is Fire Prevention Month, so as a public service designed to reduce the number of calls for electrical fires, "Your Place" offers the following tips from Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices and lighting controls (dimmers, switches):
  • Mark Phelan: End in sight for pickup towing claim game

    The dramatic video that shows a 2015 Ford F-150 beating Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 pickups in a towing test should include an asterisk. Ford aced the test but it also wrote the questions and graded the exam. It's the last gasp of automakers' old...

    Chemical industry fights for flame retardants

    Chemical industry fights for flame retardants
    As furniture makers move to phase out toxic, ineffective flame retardants, the chemical industry is waging an aggressive last-ditch campaign to preserve a lucrative market that reaches into virtually every American home. One of the world's leading...

    Winnetka considers fire sprinklers for all commercial buildings

    Winnetka considers fire sprinklers for all commercial buildings
    Winnetka officials are considering a proposal that would require all commercial buildings to be equipped with fire sprinklers within five years. The village passed an ordinance in 1977 requiring that sprinklers be installed in commercial buildings...

    Guarding against silent, deadly carbon monoxide

    Guarding against silent, deadly carbon monoxide
    Unlike smoke you can smell and flames you can see, carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that gives no hint of its lethal presence. It flows in the exhaust of water heaters, furnaces — anywhere there's a flame — and it can...