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  • Fuel added to fire on issue of chimney inspection cost

    Q: I live in a town house community association where about 25 percent of the homes have fireplaces. Due to a recent fire in one of the units, the association is requiring an annual chimney inspection at the owner's cost. However, the association's governing documents state the association is responsible for maintenance of chimneys. Shouldn't the inspection cost be a common expense and not an owner's cost?
  • Developer brings Portland, Ore., sensibility to Chicago

    Developer brings Portland, Ore., sensibility to Chicago
    Traveling around Chicago, like in other housing markets where it's pursuing projects, Gerding Edlen executives get asked a lot about its hometown of Portland, Ore., and whether the city's portrayal in the satirical TV comedy "Portlandia" is accurate....

    Suburbs squeeze medical pot firms for cash donations

    Suburbs squeeze medical pot firms for cash donations
    Those who want in on Illinois' fledgling medical marijuana industry are wooing local communities to let them operate within their borders — in some cases promising donations to local organizations or a cut of the profits. Monday is the deadline...

    Whitehall zoners approve resident keeping livestock, poultry on property

    With a cluck cluck here and an oink oink there, the Whitehall Township Zoning Board has given a nod to a resident who wants to continue raising livestock and poultry on his Lehigh Street property. Joseph Anders came before the zoning board Tuesday...

    Tests find acceptable lead levels in Jordan Downs soil, regulators say

    Tests find acceptable lead levels in Jordan Downs soil, regulators say
    Soil tests at the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts detected acceptable levels of lead that do not require cleanup, state toxic waste regulators have concluded. Los Angeles housing officials conducted lead screening in July under orders from the...