| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON – To the great relief of property owners and home buyers in low-lying parts of Florida, Congress is moving quickly to delay a huge hike in flood-insurance rates, sparing many from paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year....
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Just north of the big hotels along bustling Century Boulevard east of LAX lie the remains of Manchester Square.
Once a thriving community with its own elementary school, the working-class neighborhood that sprang up in the postwar building boom is now...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The Laguna Beach City Council voted to spend $5.3 million on a piece of land along Laguna Canyon Road but did not authorize testing soils for possible environmental contaminants near the proposed Village Entrance site at its Tuesday meeting.
| Nov 6, 2013
Raising the special assessment for parking improvements downtown hasn't been a consideration by the Aberdeen Downtown Association.
Heidi Appel, executive director for the ADA, said she was surprised to hear about the heated discussion Monday at the...
| Nov 5, 2013
Naperville residents like their groceries.
In Illinois, Naperville has the second highest sales volume of groceries outside of Chicago with about $325 million purchased each year, said Christine Jeffries, president of the Naperville Development...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Lake Zurich officials say they are wasting no time implementing a plan aimed at revitalizing the long-stagnant downtown area.
Unveiled last month, the six-point action plan hopes to implement what Village Manager Jason Slowinski called "immediate and...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
After deliberating for perhaps 10 minutes Thursday afternoon, a Brown County jury set the value of the federal courthouse in downtown Aberdeen at $525,000.
That was the amount an appraiser hired by the city told jurors it was worth and the two attorneys...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:51 PM
You may not be able to fight city hall, but you can holler until you're blue in the face like the inveterate pet cemetery owner in Thomas Strelich's wild and crazy but strangely affecting "Dog Logic," now on stage at the Costa Mesa Playhouse.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Even in dappled autumn sunlight, Fear Avenue in Northwest Baltimore looks a bit desolate. People are scarce, homes and businesses can be counted on one hand, and the traffic that flows heavily on nearby Reisterstown Road seems but a trickle on this...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Last week: I was reading an article in USA Today, “Retirement Living,” (Don’t ask me why as I am not there yet) and thought about Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The jest of the story was more baby boomers are being lured to the city for...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:58 PM
If the nation's largest retailer agrees to develop a 300,000-square-foot shopping center in Tinley Park, Mayor Ed Zabrocki says the village would rebate some $3 million in sales taxes, waive fees and act as a middleman in the land transaction....