| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:52 PM
James E. Johnston, a retired Navy Department worker who also maintained a home-improvement business, died Sunday of cancer at FutureCare Lochearn.
The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 88.
Born and raised in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., James Eugene...
| Mar 6, 2013
For the fifth year, consumer debt complaints topped the list of concerns reported to the Illinois attorney general's office, according to a 2012 Top 10 list released Tuesday.
Complaints "ranged from problems with mortgages, debt collection agencies to...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Under heavy rain on a beat-up street in East Baltimore Tuesday, the heads of city government kicked off an intensive, weeklong program designed to address violence, drug trafficking and other stubborn problems that have plagued the Oliver neighborhood....
| Feb 17, 2013
Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son.
"Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....
| 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...
| 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 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...