| Mar 24, 2013
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...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 3:59 PM
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....
| Feb 13, 2013
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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:19 PM
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....
| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 12:03 PM
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...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:02 AM
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.