Football Focus 2014

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  • Top 10 tips for a super successful garage sale Oct 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    Here are some tips I’ve gathered over the years to organize a great yard or garage sale. Create a “holding area” for everything you want to sell weeks in advance, and start placing things in this spot.

     
  • Home-value numbers are still upbeat on equity Oct 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    It’s official: The equity boom, which has added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the personal net wealth of American homeowners in the past year, has slowed dramatically. It’s not over by any means. It has just lost some of its previous pep.

     
  • Inspector sent into darkened Victorian on Halloween eve Oct 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. You never do columns that recognize holidays. Even at Christmastime and the 4th of July, your articles are always about property defects, real estate disclosure and home inspections. Now that Halloween is here, how about a spooky house story?

     
  • Westgate in neighborhood spotlight Oct 31, 2014 12:01 AM
    A few years ago when Lisa Soto was traveling to physical therapy in a medical van, the driver stopped to pick up a woman in the Westgate subdivision. That’s when she discovered the charming neighborhood in Elk Grove Village where she now lives with her husband Pablo and three-year-old son.

     
  • A look back, and forward, at the evolution of the family room Oct 31, 2014 6:00 AM
    What goes into the makings of a family room? Historically, the first family rooms emerged from the hands of architects into floor plans about 50 or 60 years ago.

     
  • 1929 Model A's color is the perfect Halloween hue Oct 31, 2014 6:00 AM
    Jerry Peters has a deep-seated love for high-octane hot rods. A lot of that passion stems from his early childhood, which was spent around petroleum products.

     
  • Palatine Park District Launches Website for Community Engagement Oct 31, 2014 7:43 AM
    Palatine Park District Launches Website for Community Engagement

     
  • Park Ridge’s Wambach Receives National Award from Northwestern Mutual Oct 31, 2014 7:44 AM
    Park Ridge’s Wambach Receives National Award from Northwestern Mutual

     
  • Ghosts of Blackbeard, Custer and ‘Bandange Man’ may still haunt homes Oct 31, 2014 1:01 AM
    It’s nigh on the night of Halloween, so it’s time for my annual column about haunted houses.

     
  • Galena Canning Company opening store in downtown Long Grove Oct 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    Known for drawing crowds of potential customers by offering salsas, relishes and sauces to sample at Long Grove festivals, a popular food business plans to open a retail shop in the village. Galena Canning Company will open in the Mill Pond development on Robert Parker Coffin Road. “Long Grove is very reminiscent of Galena. It has small-town charm," said the company's owner, chef Ivo Puidak.

     
  • Small-vehicle sales slump as low fuel prices benefit SUVs Oct 31, 2014 8:03 AM
    The lowest gasoline prices in almost four years are giving U.S. auto buyers extra cash in their pockets and encouraging them to move toward larger vehicles, hurting sales of fuel-sipping small cars.

     
  • Gas ready to drop below $3 for 1st time in 4 years Oct 31, 2014 8:04 AM
    The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010. The price at the pump fell 33 cents in October, thanks mainly to plunging oil prices, according to AAA.

     
  • Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know Oct 31, 2014 8:04 AM
    The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon. “It’s stunning what’s happening here,” says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. “I’m a little bit shocked.”

     
  • Top-tier apartments proposed for unfinished Libertyville building Oct 31, 2014 5:37 AM
    Cedar Street Co., of Chicago is proposing to finish the top two floors of a prominent building in downtown Libertyville with 34 high-end aparments. The proposal would attract single, affluent tenants, company representatives say and provide the village with increased sales and property taxes. Cedar Street bought the building last year out of receivership and with the conversion plans to invest $12.5 million.

     
  • Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent Oct 31, 2014 8:06 AM
    Inflation has crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro but the rise to 0.4 percent in the year to October is unlikely to offer much relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy.

     
  • Consumer comfort in U.S. held close last week to high for year Oct 30, 2014 10:20 AM
    Consumer sentiment in the U.S. held last week near the highest level of 2014 as employment opportunities kept Americans upbeat about the economy. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index eased to 37.2 in the period ended Oct. 26 from 37.7 a week earlier.

     
  • Bird strike forces flight to return to Los Angeles Oct 30, 2014 10:20 AM
    A Spirit Airlines flight forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport because of a bird strike is back on its way to Florida. Flight 310 originally took off late Wednesday. After the bird strike, it circled Los Angeles and returned to the airport.

     
  • Economy in U.S. grew more than forecast in third quarter Oct 30, 2014 10:20 AM
    The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases.

     
  • Google’s big data to help Aauction.com predict homebuying Oct 30, 2014 10:20 AM
    Auction.com LLC, which got a $50 million investment from Google Inc. in March, said it will use the Internet-search company’s big-data capabilities to try to predict U.S. home sales and other trends ahead of competitors.

     
  • No Indian mound means apartments can be built in Schaumburg Oct 30, 2014 11:36 AM
    Vacant land along Algonquin Road in Schaumburg — suspected three years ago of being the site of an American Indian mound — might soon become a rare, post-recession residential development containing 192 apartment units.

     
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