| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Help Mom, Dad and Grandparents Tackle Summer Projects If you are visiting older parents or an elderly grandparent over the summer take the time to offer help and assistance while you visit; helping older family members with household maintenance...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Mariah Riley was beaming.
The 11-year-old had just finished touring her family's home, newly renovated in a construction blitz spearheaded by the LeBron James Family Foundation and the TV show Rehab Addict.
What did she like best?
Her bedroom, of...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:38 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Home equity loans are back. The opportunity to get a cash-out refinance, home equity loan or home equity line of credit is once again alive and well.
But how much equity can or should you extract from your home?
Home equity options aren't as...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday lambasted the county administration's plan for turning around Cedarbrook nursing home as weak and undeveloped.
The criticism came as commissioners were asked to approve a new contract with the nursing home's union...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Plantation American Heritage, which ran roughshod over Class 5A football competition last season, will bring its stockpile of talent into the Sentinel's coverage area twice this fall.
The Stallions, No. 6 in MaxPreps' preseason national rankings, will...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Elmhurst Development, Planning and Zoning Committee members, who have been discussing possible limits on impervious surfaces in residential construction since July of last year, this week agreed on an allowable percentage of lot coverage, but asked...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:57 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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....