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  • How to fight viruses, bacteria that can lurk in your home Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM
    Your own house or apartment might be a breeding ground for unseen “bugs” that can cause sickness or even death.

     
  • The 6 percent home sale fee isn’t sacred Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM
    As a home buyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent who brings you in as a buyer gets paid?

     
  • High visibility and use put kitchens in the spotlight Feb 27, 2015 3:49 PM
    Beautiful and efficient kitchens take center stage in today’s open-style home designs. No longer walled away out of sight, today’s kitchens welcome family and friends into an entire living area where everything is open and on display.

     
  • Wauconda village board candidates not sold on incentives for businesses Feb 27, 2015 5:14 PM
    The candidates running for seats on Wauconda’s village board want to bring more businesses to town, but not all are enthusiastic about offering financial incentives to lure them.

     
  • Schaumburg panel recommends first new apartment complex in 30 years Feb 26, 2015 1:59 PM
    Schaumburg’s first new apartment complex in 30 years finally was deemed worthy by the village’s zoning board Wednesday after the developer dropped 12 of the originally proposed 192 units to allow more space for parking.

     
  • Home proposal floated for former Bobby’s Driving Range in Gurnee Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM
    Tentative plans have surfaced for 100 homes that would be built on the former Bobby’s Driving Range in Gurnee. If constructed, Foxford Communities’ Wentworth development would have 56 single-family houses and 44 duplexes at the northeast corner of Hunt Club and Gages Lake roads. Conceptual plans also call for a commercial component close to the intersection.

     
  • Correction: Sears-Results story Feb 27, 2015 9:50 AM
    Correction: Sears-Results story

     
  • CDW, Medline planning offices in Lincolnshire Feb 26, 2015 12:08 PM
    Two prominent Lake County companies - computer retail giant CDW and Medline Industries - are planning to move some of their sizeable staffs to Lincolnshire this year, village officials have confirmed.

     
  • Report: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks Feb 26, 2015 12:34 PM
    Report: Surge in Chinese investment overwhelms US regulators and raises risks of fraud

     
  • Prosecutor: Former Democratic powerbroker sold influence Feb 26, 2015 2:34 PM
    Prosecutor opens racketeering trial, tells jury ex-Democratic powerbroker sold influence

     
  • Mold removal could be a simple chore ... or a major hassle Feb 26, 2015 1:00 AM
    Q. I read your columns in the Daily Herald but never keep them around. You had a column a few weeks ago about a product to remove mold.

     
  • Mt. Prospect might swap who owes transfer tax from buyer to seller Feb 26, 2015 5:59 PM
    Mount Prospect officials are discussing changes to how the village imposes its real estates transfer tax, but some fear the proposal might create double taxation for some residents.

     
  • Consider style, shape and size to find your perfect sofa Feb 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    Sofas are the piece of furniture where you will spend endless hours: watching a movie, chatting with friends or taking a nap. So choose well. It’s too large an expense to make any mistakes.

     
  • Positives and negatives in outlook for Hoffman Estates, mayor says Feb 26, 2015 12:17 PM
    The good news of economic growth and fresh successes at the Sears Centre Arena was counterbalanced by bad news of proposed cuts in state funding threatening police and fire staffing during Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod's annual state of the village address Wednesday. “It's been a very good year,” McLeod said.

     
  • US new home sales fall slightly in January Feb 25, 2015 10:04 AM
    US new home sales decrease 0.2 percent in January; housing market off to slow start

     
  • Prospect Heights mayor joins opposition to longer runway Feb 25, 2015 8:50 AM
    The leaders of Wheeling and Prospect Heights have announced their opposition to runway extension at Chicago Executive Airport, but Charlie Priester, hired to oversee a blueprint for the facility’s future, wants to keep studying expansion. "I can’t see any purpose to disenfranchising people with their homes and their business to extend the runway,” Helmer said Tuesday, a day after Agiris expressed his objections.

     
  • Trustees green-light Schaumburg’s 30th hotel Feb 25, 2015 5:30 AM
    Schaumburg trustees approved a 105-room extended-stay hotel on the former site of Bally Total Fitness Tuesday, bringing the village’s total number of hotels to 30. The four-story, 61,797-square-foot Home 2 Suites Hotel at 1300 E. American Lane represents a new brand for Hilton Worldwide, with only about 55 existing sites in the continental United States.

     
  • Argiris, Helmer talk business in Wheeling, Prospect Heights Feb 25, 2015 10:58 PM
    The mayors of Prospect Heights and Wheeling are number guys. Looking back on 2014, the two packed their respective state of the city and village addresses Wednesday with loads of figures — most in dollars and cents. “I base our success on numbers,” Wheeling Village President Nick Argiris told about 150 people at a lunch hosted by the Wheeling/Prospect Heights Chamber of Commerce.

     
  • Listing of the week Feb 24, 2015 9:12 AM
    This beautiful brick Inverness home makes a statement. Set on a one-acre cul-de-sac lot in the Bonny Glen subdivision, it looks like it could have housed Thomas Jefferson or one of his contemporaries and literally oozes dignified style.

     
  • Fewer homes for sale pushes up US house prices in December Feb 24, 2015 9:34 AM
    US home prices rise at steady pace in December, lifted by a limited supply of homes for sale

     
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