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  • Buffalo Grove working on business development plan Mar 5, 2015 12:40 PM
    Buffalo Grove’s new community development director is trying to breathe new life into the village’s economic development policy now that a developer’s massive proposal to build a downtown is dead. Christopher Stilling offered his itinerary for the village’s new economic development plan before village board members at this week’s committee of the whole meeting.

     
  • US services firms grow at faster pace in February Mar 4, 2015 10:34 AM
    Hotels, restaurants and wholesalers expand as consumer spending lifts US economy

     
  • Australia clamps down on illegal foreign housing investment Mar 4, 2015 12:33 AM
    Australia clamps down on illegal investment, China billionaire ordered to sell Sydney mansion

     
  • Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses Mar 4, 2015 3:35 PM
    Rubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesses but likely adds billions to deficit

     
  • Good Shepherd's $247 million modernization remains on target Mar 4, 2015 2:07 PM
    Work continues in full swing on the $247 million campus modernization project at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington. The four-year project includes construction of a four-story addition to provide space for the hospital's switch to private rooms for all patients, a new main entrance and more convenient access to inpatient and outpatient services.

     
  • Wheaton council OKs plan to prevent ‘squashed’ looking roofs Mar 4, 2015 3:07 PM
    Architects designing homes in Wheaton will now have a little more freedom, due to a change in the zoning ordinance that allows for larger side yard setbacks. The city council unanimously approved the amendment Monday. Last month, Jim Kozik, director of economic development, said homebuilders frequently called Wheaton’s previous requirements for side yard setbacks “the most challenging for new and remodeling builders as they attempt to meet the desires of customers.”

     
  • St. Charles OKs new buildings, parking garage for First Street Mar 3, 2015 7:14 AM
    St. Charles city council signed off on a final agreement to restart most important piece of First Street development. The new buildings and parking garage are set for an ambitious two-year completion. “We've come a long way, baby,” St. Charles Mayor Ray Rogina said. “We're not done yet. But I just want to say that I'm happy that we passed this."

     
  • Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower up for sale Mar 4, 2015 9:08 AM
    Chicago’s Willis Tower, once the world’s tallest building and one of the city’s top tourist attractions, is up for sale. The 110-story skyscraper may fetch around $1.5 billion, which would set a record for an office building in the third-biggest U.S. city.

     
  • Apartments for disabled proposed in Des Plaines Mar 3, 2015 5:30 AM
    A 5-story independent living apartment building for people with physical disabilities has been proposed near downtown Des Plaines. The city council voted 5-2 Monday to approve a zoning change, from commercial to residential, that could pave the way for the 40-unit apartment building at 751 Graceland Ave.

     
  • Buffett says US economy continues growing at moderate rate Mar 2, 2015 7:34 AM
    Investor Warren Buffett says US economy still growing steadily; results show in his businesses

     
  • US construction spending down 1.1 percent in January Mar 2, 2015 10:03 AM
    US construction spending falls 1.1 percent in January with weakness in government projects

     
  • High court to consider bias claim on loan guarantees Mar 2, 2015 9:33 AM
    Supreme Court to hear bias claim against bank for requiring wives to guarantee spouses' loans

     
  • Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now Mar 2, 2015 5:04 AM
    Driven away in droves during downturn, construction workers return to find jobs have changed

     
  • Buffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him Mar 2, 2015 10:34 AM
    Buffett says Berkshire board ready to replace him, if needed, but he won't name successor

     
  • Must you have bookshelves? Mar 1, 2015 1:01 AM
    Changing times create changing furnishing needs. If you don’t read hardcover books any more, do you still need bookshelves in your home?

     
  • Preference builds among youths for suburban living Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    In recent years, economists and demographers have argued that members of Generation Y will have a longer love for city living, in smaller living quarters, than their predecessors. But a newly released survey suggests what millennials really want is a single-family home outside of the urban center — just like other generations.

     
  • How seniors and families can cut the clutter Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
    I often hear people say they are dreading the task of going through their parents’ house after they pass away because of all the stuff tucked in the attic, basement and garage.

     
  • Buyers shocked when shelves go missing Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
    Q. We purchased our dream house last month. When we first visited the house, the family room had a beautiful pair of what we presumed were built in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace.

     
  • Not all concrete floors need to be sealed, but some do Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
    Q: I regularly read your column in the Daily Herald and have been following with interest the recent inquiries about sealing concrete. We had our garage floor totally replaced with new concrete seven years ago. Is it too late or impractical to seal it now?

     
  • Wauconda District 118 sues Lakemoor over new tax designation Feb 28, 2015 7:42 AM
    One day after the Lakemoor village board unanimously approved measures that officially designate two areas near and around the busy Route 120/12 intersection as a special taxing district to spur development, Wauconda Unit District 118 went to court to have one of them dissolved. “We do not believe the south area meets the criteria for chronic flooding,” Superintendent Dan Coles said.

     
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