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  The washer and dryer are almost always running at Erin Pron’s house.And it’s not just because she’s constantly trying to keep up with the laundry from her 8-year-old twin daughters, Caitlin and Megan.

Boot camp devotee weighs in on her new life

Updated: 3/13/2014 04:32 PM

  The Cook County Board approved changes to a program for businesses that are owned by women or minorities. The changes approved Wednesday are aimed at eliminating fraud in The Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises program.

Cook County changes women, minority program

Updated: 3/13/2014 08:53 AM

  A man stole keys to a foreclosed condominium on the 1200 block of East Washington Street in Des Plaines. He put an ad in a Polish newspaper offering to rent the condo for $475. A woman answered the ad Feb. 27 but refused to give him money until he...

Northwest suburban police blotter

Updated: 3/13/2014 03:52 PM

  Q. We bought our home seven months ago and recently found cracked roof rafters in the attic. The warranty company denied our claim because the roof framing is over-spanned, and they said this should have been reported by our home inspector. They...

Home inspector did not inspect attic

Updated: 3/12/2014 03:23 PM

  The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners’ equity holdings — the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts — soared by nearly $2.1 trillion last...

Economy, owners benefit from rebound in home equity

Updated: 3/12/2014 03:34 PM

  The pilots of the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet were a middle-aged family man passionate enough about flying to build his own simulator and a 27-year-old contemplating marriage who had just graduated to the cockpit of the Boeing 777. As...

Missing jet pilots had firm community, family ties

Updated: 3/14/2014 09:59 AM

  Kukec's eBuzz column features a couple who launched a Wheaton-based business that uses web and telephony technology so family members, churches or other organizations can look in on aging parents or other shut-ins.

Wheaton couple offers phone message service with twist

Updated: 3/14/2014 09:39 AM

  Aviation regulators say they’re considering rules that would require alcohol and drug testing for people who work on U.S. airline planes in foreign maintenance and repair shops. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it is...

U.S. ponders drug testing in foreign aircraft shops

Updated: 3/14/2014 07:45 AM

  President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills.

Obama to sign relief from flood insurance hikes

Updated: 3/14/2014 07:43 AM

  Chicago health officials say huge mounds of petroleum coke along the Calumet River must be enclosed within two years to ease health and environmental concerns.

Chicago regulations require enclosure of ‘petcoke’ piles

Updated: 3/14/2014 07:41 AM

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