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  A fire pit is quite doable for anyone with a backyard who wants to create a relaxing evening outdoor amenity. Fire extends your outdoor living season well beyond the summer months by warming outdoor spaces.

Fire up your backyard landscaping

Updated: 11/15/2013 04:20 PM

  While tornadoes touched down in portions of central Illinois Sunday, causing widespread damage, the Chicago area seemed to be spared the worst of the severe weather. Severe thunderstorms that passed through the area featured 60 mph wind gusts and...

Suburbs face power outages, flooding, but spared worst of severe weather

Updated: 11/18/2013 12:06 PM

  "Less" may be "more" when it comes to most of today's decorating. But that adage goes out the window when it comes to the holidays. It seems every year the decorations in local homes only get more and more elaborate, said Laurie Kane, owner of...

Holiday decorating expands with themes throughout the home

Updated: 11/15/2013 10:06 PM

  You might expect Josh Baker, who owns a remodeling business, to constantly tinker with his own home. But Josh and his wife, Jill, always knew they wanted to stay in their Great Falls, Va., home for their entire lives, so their plan allowed for...

Longtime buildjng pro designs a ‘forever’ home

Updated: 11/21/2013 12:04 PM

  Stevenson made a pair of early touchdowns hold up against Barrington, and about an hour and a half of lightning delays, in a 14-0 Class 8A quarterfinal victory Saturday night in Barrington. But the Patriots certainly were resting easier. By the time...

Stevenson gets it done at Barrington

Updated: 11/17/2013 08:36 AM

  Q. What do I need to consider when getting my car ready for winter? Back in the day I would just bring it in and say please winterize my car. I sense things have changed a little.

Don't let winter weather leave you stranded

Updated: 11/15/2013 10:48 AM

  In 2004, Lyndon Rive was in a recreational vehicle on his way to the Burning Man festival when his cousin gave him five words of advice: "You should look into solar." The way Rive tells it, it sounds a little like Mr. McGuire in "The Graduate"...

Can Musk's cousin do for solar power what Tesla did for electric cars?

Updated: 11/13/2013 12:09 PM

  A rising number of reports about deaths, injuries and malfunctions linked to the robotic surgery system made by Intuitive Surgical may pressure hospitals to bolster training for doctors using the $1.5 million device. "Training for robotics has been...

Intuitive Surgery incidents add to call for more training

Updated: 11/13/2013 12:03 PM

  An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Quinn says Illinois should have progressive income taxes like Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. I didn't know that something was automatically better because someone else does it. That kind of reasoning sounds...

Quinn's got it wrong on 'progressive' tax

Updated: 11/15/2013 03:36 PM

  A Darian letter to the editor: Just as food manufacturers opposed laws to print nutrition facts on the food we buy at supermarkets, now they are spending millions of dollars to kill ballot measures that would mandate the labeling of foods with...

GMO food labeling needed for our health

Updated: 11/15/2013 03:36 PM

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