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  • Menards battle over, neighbors begin working with village

     Menards battle over, neighbors begin working with village
    The battle to prevent a Menards store from coming to Vernon Hills has ended and formerly combative residents now have moved to working with the village to deal with issues related to having a "big box" neighbor. Plans call for a 223,775-square-foot...
  • Polyana da Costa: Home equity loans, HELOCs available again

    Home equity loans and lines of credit are making a comeback. Not long ago, homeowners who had some equity often used cash-out refinances to pay for home remodeling, to consolidate debt or pay for a child's school tuition. But that was when mortgage...
  • Historic Winnetka home slated for demolition

    Historic Winnetka home slated for demolition
    Another historic Winnetka home is one step closer to demolition after officials declined on Monday to delay a proposed tear-down. Louise Holland, chairwoman of the village's Landmark Preservation Commission, said she was saddened that the village was...
  • Village helps seniors fix up their homes

    Wellington is pooling its resources to help residents age 62 and older whose homes need some aesthetic help with the Senior Home Repair Program, which allows eligible seniors to receive up to $7,500 toward qualified improvements. These improvements...
  • Springfield Estate has 19th-century character for 21st-century living

    Springfield Estate has 19th-century character for 21st-century living
    It is not often that a piece of Maryland architectural history goes on the market, which is one of myriad reasons that the Springfield Estate (also known as Peerce's Plantation) in northern Baltimore County is such a treasure. At a selling price of $1....
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 07/26/14

    Today's Birthday (07/26/14). Today's celebration heats up with Mars in Scorpio. Illuminate passionate causes this year (with Jupiter in your sign until 8/2015). Home and professional improvement comes with October eclipses (10/8, 23). Family duties take...
  • Tamarac helps fund rehab of local homes

    There is good news for low- and moderate-income people in Tamarac who are interested in the rehabilitation of their homes. The city will have more money next year to help them out. The city will receive $356,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban...
  • Alarcon, wife decline to testify; defense rests in voter fraud trial

    Alarcon, wife decline to testify; defense rests in voter fraud trial
    The defense in the perjury and voter fraud trial of Richard Alarcon rested its case Tuesday with neither the former Los Angeles city councilman nor his wife taking the witness stand on their own behalf. Alarcon and his wife have been accused of...
  • Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.

    Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.
    Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday. Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
  • Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family

    Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family
    Richard Alarcon, a prominent figure in Los Angeles politics for more than two decades and a vocal advocate for his San Fernando Valley constituents, was convicted Wednesday of felony perjury and voter fraud for lying about where he lived to advance his...
  • HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows

    HGTV builds into a top cable network on foundation of no-frills shows
    As hard as it may be to imagine, there was a time not so long ago when few Americans had ever heard the expression "man cave." In 1994, PBS' trusty "This Old House" was the best known of a handful of home-improvement programs on the airwaves. The idea...