Scientists May Have Discovered the Secret Behind Ancient Roman Self-Healing Concrete

Self-healing concrete is a game-changer in the construction industry. The technology has the potential to extend the life of structures, reduce maintenance costs and improve safety. In addition, it promotes sustainability …

The Truth Behind Amish Furniture

People love the simplicity and functionality of Amish furniture. Most believe incorrectly however that the Amish only use hand tools for building their Amish furniture. This video by Dutch Crafters reveals …

What Does a Day in the Life of Home Builders Look Like?

A day in the life of home builders is unique. It is far different from the kind of days that most of the rest of us have. It is the case …

“Rogue Plumbers” Plague Chicago

Updated 3/31/2021 Sometimes the do-it-yourself bug hits you and you think you will fix a few things around the house. You read a few blogs on how to do basic plumbing …

Gun-Shaped iPhone Cases: The One Thing 2015 Doesn’t Need

Considering that eight out of every 10 people now carry around a cell phone, and most of those are iPhones that look exactly the same, it’s not surprising that there are …

Illinois Man Ends Up with Flooded, Moldy Basement After Town Fails to Provide Drainage

Missouri and Illinois have seen substantial flooding in what has turned out to be a wet summer, and for homeowners, the weather has presented some serious problems. For one man in …

Happiness to Return to Illinois, New Law Brings Back Happy Hour

On July 15, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner brought happiness back to the Prairie State, signing a new law that allows happy hour alcoholic drink specials to return. Back in 1989, Illinois …

Burger and King Finally Get Whopper Wedding

Each wedding is unique, but one that took place in Jacksonville, IL, on July 17 stands out. When Illinois residents Joel Burger and Ashley King got engaged earlier this year and …

Report: 73% of Illinois Roads Now in Poor or Mediocre Condition

On Thursday, July 9, the U.S. Department of Transportation released new data revealing that a stunning 73% of roads throughout Illinois are now in poor or mediocre condition. According to WREX, …

New Chicago Bitcoin Center Opens in Chicago-Based Incubator Company 1871

Chicago-based business 1871 recently announced that it’s launching a new project called the Chicago Bitcoin Center, which will aim to research the use of bitcoins in Chicago and developing secure networks …

Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman Opens Up About Divorce and Family Obligations

After a triumphant season helping bring the Chicago Blackhawks to Stanley Cup victory, defenseman Duncan Keith has taken some time for himself. The Canadian player wound up relaxing after the championship …

Houston Throws The Gauntlet: Chicago Soon To Be Fourth Largest City

Residents of the city of Houston are feeling especially cocky this summer. Space City’s main newspaper, the Houston Chronicle boldly declared in June, “The question isn’t whether we’ll be the nation’s …

Chicago Places New Cloud Tax on Paid Streaming Services

The city of Chicago hasn’t been bringing in the revenue it needs to bandage up its current financial mess, but many residents and businesses in the Chicago area have begun voicing …