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 …

Creative Commercial Center Boxes Up Bronzeville’s Community Development

Residents of Chicago’s Bronzeville district will now have easier access to fresh produce and other goods thanks to a new community shopping center. But this commercial hub isn’t like other stores …

IBM Giveth, IBM Taketh Away: What IBM’s Discontinuation Of Telework Means For Remote Employees

IBM is credited with paving the way for corporations to embrace teleworking options. For decades, the corporation allowed large segments of its employees to telecommute. These days, 65% of professionals say …

Chicago Holocaust Survivor Finally Gets Bar Mitzvah 76 Years Later

Jewish war survivors who haven’t been able to celebrate coming of age ceremonies in their faith are finally getting a chance to do so. In Jewish culture, a bar and bat …

Former Lincoln Log Factory To Become 606 Self-Storage Facility In 2018

The average American family has an incredible 300,000 items in their home, and if they live in a big city like Chicago, it can be a hassle to keep that many …

New Property Tax Hike Raises Old Concerns

A new property tax hike for Chicago homeowners is reviving concerns about the way Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and his office valued homes. To many Chicago homeowners, the property tax …

Coming Soon: A 76-Story Apartment Tower On Chicago’s Skyline

Chicago’s skyline is getting a new addition with the construction of a 76-story apartment tower at the southern end of Grant Park. DNAinfo reports that this building will be the tallest …