| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Lake County Sheriff’s police say they will be trying to piece together details leading up to Monday’s fatal crash that killed a 10-year-old Island Lake boy and injured his twin brother. But for now, officials are giving the boys’ father...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:00 PM
It's the night before Santa arrives and the house is as quiet as a Christmas mouse — except for the sounds of wind whipping through the attic and down the drafty chimney.
Maybe extra insulation and caulking should be on your holiday wish list....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
The thought first crossed my mind as I contorted my body under ledges and sucked in my stomach to fit through narrow gaps between boulders as I followed the blue blazes along Burlington's "Mile of Ledges."
That same thought ran through my head Wednesday...
| Feb 2, 2012
The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:46 PM
With the August deadline for homeowners to change out their wood shake roofs looming, local Realtors concerned about a distressed housing market are expected to push the Burbank City Council on Tuesday to postpone the requirement.
Fears that the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Rather than splitting hairs about who knew what and when they knew it (roof-overs vs. exposed wood shingles), the fact remains that the 1992 ordinance to replace wood shake roofs had an August compliance date. Christopher John Rizzotti's lobbying the City...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:50 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- First reports out of Buffalo this morning indicate one person has died and at least 12 others were injured after a tornadic storm ripped through a mobile home park in the Dallas County town.
Buffalo is one of many areas reporting...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
A few hours before I interviewed Tom Hanks last month, I joked to my friends that I was going to perform like Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals when he scored 38 points while battling the flu.
I had been battling a massive headache for three or...
| Jun 21, 2011
Many South Floridians think tile roofs are among the strongest against hurricanes. For years, insurance companies gave homeowners discounts on their premiums for installing them.
But some insurers have stopped giving the discounts because of the state'...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...