| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:49 AM
Residents living near the Canadian National Railroad may now have more of the money they spent on noise-mitigating home improvements reimbursed by the village.
At a March 2 board meeting, village officials approved a resolution to reimburse residents...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 8:28 AM
The third annual Lake-Sumter New Home & Remodeling Expo is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Leesburg National Guard Armory, 400 W. Meadow St.
The free event will feature the latest in home construction, home maintenance and housing trends. More than 50...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:31 PM
Mark Barrett and Nguyenvu "Winston" Nguyen had long discussed remodeling their bland 1980s bathroom into a spalike retreat, but that's as far as things went. Then on the way home to Chicago from their Iowa wedding in December 2013, they relaxed for a...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Doug Coward, 48, is the executive director of the Solar and Energy Loan Fund, which was founded with a U.S. Department of Energy grant and recently received a $100,000 grant from Orlando to open an office in the city. SELF provides low-interest loans...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:58 AM
NEW YORK — Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home-improvement retailer, says it has started to hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for the spring selling season, the company's busiest period.
That's level with the last few years. The...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Members of the town's abandoned houses and blight committee are looking at reputable rehabbers as another source for whittling down the number of vacant and unkempt houses in town.
Committee president, Councilman Richard Hardaway, D-2nd, said he and...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:04 PM
Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. said Paul McCulley is stepping down as chief economist and managing director, effective Saturday.
He had assumed the role in May at the request of Bill Gross, who at the time was the firm's chief...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 1:47 PM
As they finish tallying their holiday take, many retailers are reporting that the key shopping season was good for their bottom lines. But they are entering the new year with some caution.
Wal-Mart, Target, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy's and Kohl's...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 10:25 AM
SIMSBURY — The Chinese and Thai restaurant Green Tea will get a a new name, new menu, a renovation and a new venture.
The zoning commission has approved rehabilitation plans for Green Tea, 570 Hopmeadow St., Town Planner Hiram Peck said.
| Feb 21, 2015
| 11:51 AM
The region's rivers are on the mend. That's good news for those who live in northern Illinois, and downstream too.
The improvement isn't dramatic, however. There is still work to be done, much of it aimed at reversing the side effects of growth,...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:48 PM
Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Florida after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home.
Police in Lantana say the recording artist and home-improvement-show host had been renovating a home next to...