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  • Chickens could be in Grayslake yards this summer

    Chickens could be in Grayslake yards this summer
    Natalie Sturm is ready to order her chickens. The 15-year-old proponent of backyard chickens in Grayslake heard good news at the village's committee of the whole meeting recently, when members unanimously agreed to vote on an ordinance at their next...
  • Americans' urge for big houses returns: Square footage at record high

    Americans' urge for big houses returns: Square footage at record high
    The big house is back. The average square footage of a new house built last year set an all-time record, according to new figures out Monday from the Census Bureau. After shrinking for a few years during the housing downturn, home size has surged in...
  • Underinsuring condo building is not worth the risk

    Underinsuring condo building is not worth the risk
    Q: I live in a condo association next to a creek that is in a flood plain. The association has property insurance for less than 80 percent of the building's value. Isn't the board required by law to have insurance that covers all of the building's...
  • Zoning Board OKs Cubs' remote parking lot

    Zoning Board OKs Cubs' remote parking lot
    The Chicago Cubs on Friday won city permission to keep operating a remote parking lot in the increasingly upscale North Center neighborhood, despite opposition from the local aldermen and residents about its impact on their area. But the Zoning Board of...
  • Pot-Testing Lab Planned For Willington

    WILLINGTON — Medical marijuana could be coming to town this August, but none of it will be available to the public. The Mill Works, a commercial building with office space for creative companies, will welcome bRco, a lab that will test the...
  • Obama picks San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be housing secretary

    President Obama elevated a rising star in the Democratic Party to a national job Friday, nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the East Room of the White House, Obama named Castro to...
  • Preventing pedestrian injuries [Letter]

    A recent article reported that Baltimore ranks 28th among the nation's 51 most dangerous cities for pedestrians, with nearly 500 pedestrians killed between 2003 and 2012 ("Baltimore ranks 28th nationally in pedestrian danger study," May 20). Beyond...
  • Jerry R. Engelman, real estate broker

    Jerry R. Engelman, real estate broker
    Jerry R. Engelman, a retired real estate broker who specialized in ground rents, died May 8 of heart failure at his Pikesville home. He was 70. The son of Paul Engelman, a real estate broker, and Doris Engelman, a homemaker, Jerry Ronald Engelman was...
  • Baltimore endorsements [Editorial]

    Baltimore endorsements  [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements in the following races in Baltimore City: District 40 Three incumbents are running for re-election in this district, which covers a large swath of Midtown and West Baltimore, but they have drawn an unusually large number...
  • Why zoning appeals authority is key [letter to The Aegis]

    The following was sent to members of the Harford County Council. A copy was provided for publication. I oppose Council Bill 14-21 which would eliminate the County Council as the Zoning Board of Appeals. The County Council of Harford County embraces...
  • Case-Shiller: Home prices grow at slower pace in Southern California

    Case-Shiller: Home prices grow at slower pace in Southern California
    In another sign that the housing market is leveling off, home prices grew at a slower pace in March, according to a new report Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller Index rose 0.2% nationwide in the first quarter and is 10.3% ahead of this time last year. Case-...