| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:05 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:29 PM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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).
| May 26, 2014
| 1:27 PM
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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Sun makes endorsements in the following races in Baltimore City:
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:34 AM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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-...