7 ways to prevent a house fire during winter

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:55
This winter, homes in Elgin, Wauconda and Naperville have been damaged or destroyed by fires involving space heaters, chimneys and decorations. Here are seven ways to make sure your home isn't next.

Arlington Heights students create lasting tribute to King

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:01
On a day when many of their peers were enjoying a day off playing in the snow, dozens of young people filled the Cardinal Room at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Monday to help create a lasting tribute to their community and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Plainfield Home Inspector News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:06
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Cigarette torture defendant wants statements banned from court

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:44
One of four defendants charged with kidnapping a teen in Elgin in February 2016, holding her overnight and using cigarettes to burn her shoulder tattoo wants her statements to police banned from court.

Pace of inflation gathers steam in metro Denver

Real Estate News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:06
The price of consumer goods and services in the Denver region rose 3.7 percent over the last year, a greater increase than in previous 12-month periods. That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report, covering the 12-county Denver-Boulder-Greeley area, compares consumer prices in the second half of 2016 to those in the same period of 2017. The report measures the cost of typical consumer expenses, from housing to haircuts. Six months ago, the region’s…

Aurorans, Metea students honor King with Day of Service

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:50
Students at Metea Valley High School in Aurora and residents throughout the city turned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a Day of Service, doing good deeds at food pantries, senior centers, charitable resale shops and libraries.

Narcan now available at all Jewel-Osco stores

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:39
Jewel-Osco stores are the latest suburban drugstores to start selling naloxone, an opioid overdose nasal spray reversal drug, without a prescription.

Mixed-use project on S Street looking at summer/fall start

Real Estate News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:32
Work should get underway in or before the second half of 2018 on a 159-unit mixed-use project on a large empty lot in midtown Sacramento.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:29
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46.

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland spends millions on new Miami condo

Real Estate News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:29
Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has agreed to acquire two units in the new Aria on the Bay condominium in Miami. Developer Melo Group didn’t disclose the price. However, the units were listed for about $4 million, according to sources familiar with the deal. Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Zachery Mosley, can close on the deal when the condo tower receives its temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), which is expected by March. The two units will be combined into one space totaling 4,700…

Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegation

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:13
Comedian Aziz Ansari has publicly responded to allegations of sexual impropriety detailed in a story published over the weekend, saying in a statement that his encounter with a woman "by all indications was completely consensual."

Woman hurt in home invasion near West Chicago

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:52
DuPage County sheriff's deputies are investigating an attack against a woman during an early morning home invasion Monday at Ethel Street and Hickory Lane near West Chicago.

At Home to replace Geneva's Gander Mountain in March

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:55
At Home, a big box home decor retailer, will take the place of Gander Mountain in Geneva this spring.

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

The Herald News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:13
"No, No. I'm not a racist," President Donald Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he is. "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you."

Former Enterprise executive sells Ladue home for $2.3 million

Real Estate News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:17
Last July, William Holekamp, former executive vice president of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, sold his Ladue home for $2.3 million. Holekamp sold the house under a trust in his name to Mark and Ann Cusumano. Mark Cusumano is the CEO of FW Warehousing, and Ann Cusumano is a senior branch office administrator at Edward Jones. The seven-bedroom home has nine bathrooms and sits on 3.8 acres. Built in 1960, the home is 9,576 square feet and has seven fireplaces, 15 total rooms, walk-in closets and a home…

Super Bowl Rentals: Unique options in Twin Cities include a luxury tree house and countryside bed-and-breakfast

Real Estate News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:00
Couples or small groups seeking unique accommodations while in the Twin Cities for the Super Bowl have a few options. In the rural areas of the east metro, between 30 minutes and 40 minutes east of the site of Super Bowl LII in downtown Minneapolis, a historic farm is offering up a tree house suite and a rustic cottage while a European-style bed-and-breakfast lodge has room for two in one of its suites. The rentals are being marketed by Denver-based booking startup, which specializes…

Baltimore's luxury apartments woo tenants with robots, a Bermuda cruise and free rent

Real Estate News - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:11
As leasing rates slow at luxury apartment developments in Baltimore, perks like one and two months free rent and even a cruise are being tendered as a way to lure new tenants. "Offering 2 months free on select units," reads an internet advertisement for Porter Street Apartments, a new development in Locust Point off of Key Highway. The bonanza is good for renters and temporarily painful for developers, some experts say, as an overstock of multi-family units in Baltimore that tops 15,000 units over…
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