| Sep 30, 2012
Do not suggest a wheelchair.
It doesn't matter that Mae Smith is 86. She plans to do this Sunday's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on her feet, just as she has done every year — every single one — since her son Ron died 20 years ago.
Smith is a...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Cars flipped over, a school bus thrown into a diner and trees everywhere. Henryville residents are beginning to assess the damage left by a tornado Friday.
One boy was on a bus just moments before it slammed into a diner.
“Makes me feel like...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:51 AM
People in Central Indiana have been working hard to help fellow Hoosiers in the south after the tornadoes swept through several towns, killing 13 people and leveling dozens of homes.
So, what if something like that happened to your home? Would your...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:51 AM
I took a couple days off to regroup after Easter. My wife and I traveled back home to visit old friends and reminisce over some earlier stomping grounds. Shortly after we were engaged just over 38 years ago, I took Darlene out to eat at the Wolf’s...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Look what The Bottom Line just uncovered beneath several feet of drifting snow:
Gas furnaces, carbon monoxide and rotten eggs: Homes heated by natural gas vent a byproduct, carbon monoxide, to the outside of the house. A side-wall vent blocked by...
| Dec 19, 2012
By the end of the year, most of us are shopped out. But for those of us with Flexible Spending Accounts, there are more purchases to be made before Dec. 31.
Close to 35 million Americans have Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) as part of their medical...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:53 AM
Utility companies throughout the United States and Canada are warning their customers that scammers are calling residents and impersonating utility staff, claiming to be collecting on late bills.
Here's how the scam works. Your phone rings, and the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:40 PM
Since November and December are months associated with giving, I would like to spotlight a few of the worthy volunteers who regularly give of their time to aid veterans. They give of their time on a weekly basis to chauffeur veterans to the Veterans...
| Nov 17, 2012
To some people, winterizing means buying a thermal-lined jacket and insulated socks. Excuse the interruption, but we're talking about preparing your house for the next Nor'easter.
Here are 10 ways (and a bonus) to keep your home warmer, more energy-...
| Apr 10, 2013
Over the years, wildlife biologist Sandy Banks has encountered an array of animals in precarious situations: A couple of bucks that locked horns and had to be pried apart; a wood duck that had to be rescued from a chimney; a sharp-shinned hawk trapped...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:42 PM
So you think you've had contractor nightmares. I know I have. But I guarantee ours wither like flowers by the fire compared to what Linda Lipofsky has been through.
Lipofsky's home saga involves an act of God, a nefarious contractor, a bankrupt...