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  • Mérida — an appealing destination in Mexico's south

     Mérida — an appealing destination in Mexico's south
    MÉRIDA, Mexico — Until this winter, Mérida had just been a busy city I passed through on my way to the ancient Mayan ruins. Then, in mid-December, I made it my destination. I pretty much had to: I'd been hearing the city's name all fall, from...
  • Lawyer: Former Hartford Mayor Perez Deserves Two New Trials

     Lawyer: Former Hartford Mayor Perez Deserves Two New Trials
    Former Mayor Eddie A. Perez's lawyer reiterated his argument Tuesday that Perez's bribery and extortion cases should not have been combined, and that as a result the jury was unfairly prejudiced against Perez. Evidence from both cases was shown to the...
  • More home remodeling projects underway

    More home remodeling projects underway
    Generally speaking, I am not a numbers person. That is, I only like statistics when they support what I want to believe: Weight down, bank account up. If they don't, I pretty much stick a finger in each ear, squeeze my eyes closed and make insect noises....
  • Popularity of home elevators gets a lift

    Popularity of home elevators gets a lift
    Actress Jane Fonda bought a home in Beverly Hills last year with a feature that might seem counterintuitive for a fitness guru: an elevator. The Holmby Hills house that pop icon Michael Jackson leased has one within its 17,200 square feet of living...
  • UIC employee arrested after bringing unloaded gun to work

    UIC employee arrested after bringing unloaded gun to work
    A University of Illinois at Chicago employee was arrested this afternoon after he brought a legally purchased gun to work because he didn't want to leave it at home while his house was being renovated, a UIC spokesman said. The employee at a UIC...
  • UIC: Staffer on leave after bringing handgun to campus

    UIC: Staffer on leave after bringing handgun to campus
    A University of Illinois at Chicago staffer has been placed on administrative leave after she brought a legally purchased handgun to work because she didn't want to leave it at home while her house was being renovated, a UIC spokesman said. A judge set...
  • What to consider when choosing to rent or buy

    What to consider when choosing to rent or buy
    Depending on the status of the real estate market the advice regarding renting versus owning can fluctuate, but for older adults ready to make a move, the state of the economy isn't the only consideration. For some they have been living in the same...
  • Giving buyers what they want in a home

    Giving buyers what they want in a home
    Dan Kittilsen, president of Plainfield based DJK Custom Homes Inc., knows what buyers are looking for when purchasing a home today. Great detail, energy efficiency and real customer service, he says. "That's what people care about right now," he adds....
  • Reducing utility costs, hospital visits

    Reducing utility costs, hospital visits
    The first winter after Danielle Smith bought her house in North Baltimore, the 35-year-old schoolteacher wondered if it even had a furnace, it was so cold and drafty. Now, with almost all new windows and several other energy-efficiency retrofits, Smith...
  • Winterizing Your Home

    Is your home ready for winter? David Cohen from Energy Upgrade California shows us how to keep the heat up and costs down. Winter is here at last! When temperatures dip in Los Angeles many residents get a frigid wake-up call by Mother Nature. Many...
  • $3 off admission at Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show

    $3 off admission at Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show
    Save $3 on $10 admission to the Fort Lauderdale Home and Remodeling Show at the Broward County Convention Center through Memorial Day. Buy an online ticket to save $3 off adult admission or print out a coupon to save $2 at the box office. The annual...