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  • Noise-mitigating improvements near railroad can be refunded up to $9,500

    Noise-mitigating improvements near railroad can be refunded up to $9,500
    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...
  • Leesburg expo features tips on new homes, remodeling

    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...
  • Kohler's Wisconsin resort provides renovation inspiration

    Kohler's Wisconsin resort provides renovation inspiration
    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...
  • Doug Coward: Low-interest loans help clean-energy financing

    Doug Coward: Low-interest loans help clean-energy financing
    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...
  • Home Depot: hiring more than 80,000 workers for spring

    Home Depot: hiring more than 80,000 workers for spring
    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...
  • Town turns to rehabbers to fight blight

    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...
  • Biz News: Pimco chief economist steps down

    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...
  • Retailers bask in holiday results but look ahead cautiously

    Retailers bask in holiday results but look ahead cautiously
    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...
  • Simsbury's Green Tea Restaurant To Be Renovated

    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. The...
  • Eco-summit in Naperville focuses on region's river network

    Eco-summit in Naperville focuses on region's river network
    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,...
  • Vanilla Ice released after being charged in Florida burglary

    Vanilla Ice released after being charged in Florida burglary
    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...