Four left homeless in Elmwood Avenue house fire

Brian Bull, Danny Lazi and Takari Brown never thought they would become heroes.But they did by running through the front door of a three-story apartment building at 880 Elmwood Ave. as it was being destroyed by fire at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.They furiously knocked on doors on the first and second floors, and got the last of the tenants still in the building out just before the front porch collapsed into flaming rubble.Firefighters said four people lived in the building.Dr. Victor Filadora initially Read more [...]

Co-op Revamp Goes On With Security Arm Sale

The restructuring of the Co-operative Group is poised to continue with the sale of its security arm in a deal that will raise money to help shore up its troubled finances. Sky News understands that the UK's biggest mutual is in exclusive talks to offload Sunwin Services Group, which provides IT, security and other functions to its retail network across the country, employing roughly 1,500 people. The party with which the Co-op is in discussions is understood to be Cardtronics, a Nasdaq-listed Read more [...]

More than 40 events listed on the agenda – Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

More than 40 events listed on the agenda - Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is back this summer with more than 40 poker events to run, including the $ 10 million guaranteed championship. From August 14 to September 3, Hollywood‘s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Florida, will host a series of poker tournament, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. For nearly 20 days, poker enthusiasts in the region will benefit from a 100% Read more [...]

Home of the day: £500k Grade II listed house in Babelake Street, Packington

Thatch roof is probably the most romantic of all roof coverings and, up until the early 19th century, the only one available to the majority of the population. It was a situation that altered only after the commercial production of slate began and transport by rail and canal made other materials available. Thatch eventually become a mark of poverty and its popularity waned. However, that is a view that has now reversed as people have become keen to preserve buildings with this sustainable material. This Read more [...]

Police hunt fraudsters who sold a house they didn’t own

Police are hunting fraudsters who pocketed £50,000 from selling someone else’s house.Two men put a terraced home in Exhall on the market through a specialist agency and managed to complete a sale.The incredible scam was only uncovered when the Land Registry looked at the sale and found out that the ID used - in the name of a man and woman - featured pictures of two men.Detectives can find no trace of the pair, who had no link to the property, and they have found no evidence of similar scams being Read more [...]

Tarka the Otter author’s wooden hut given listed status

Mike Southon / Author and naturalist Henry William Williamson's tiny wooden hut has become one of the smallest properties to be granted listed status. The nature author penned some of his greatest works in the tiny hut, which he built in 1929 with the profits from his most famous book, Tarka the Otter. The one-room hideaway is situated in the remote moorland close to the village of Georgeham near Woolacomb, Devon. According to the Telegraph, Williamson spent up to 15 hours a day inside Read more [...]

‘Mad Men’ star Vincent Kartheiser lists tiny bungalow

Real estate 5 hours ago Among Hollywood actors, there are no small parts — but there are small houses, and Vincent Kartheiser’s is perhaps one of Hollywood’s smallest. The actor, who portrays Pete Campbell on “Mad Men,” posed in Dwell magazine last year in his cleverly designed tiny house.Now he has listed his 603-square-foot, one-bedroom, 1.5-bath Hollywood home for sale for $808,000. Perhaps he’s searching for a new space Read more [...]

Christopher Adams homicide: Detective details events

DaQuan Pritchett, left, and Tyler Bishop.  KALAMAZOO, MI – While investigators allege a bullet fired from DaQuan Pritchett's gun killed Christopher Adams last week, the actions of a man Adams was with that night may have also played a role in the 19-year-old's death, according to a Kalamazoo Public Safety detective. Detective Sheila Goodell detailed the events leading up the July 23 shooting on Mount Olivet Road in testimony Saturday to Kalamazoo County District Judge Julie K. Phillips. After Read more [...]

Two Way Lounge Up for Sale, But Won’t Necessarily Close

The longstanding Logan Square late night bar Two Way was listed for sale earlier this month. Photo circa 1990, formerly Helen's Two Way Lounge View Full Caption LOGAN SQUARE — One of Logan Square’s longest-running late-night bars has been put up for sale, according to real estate consultants at Kudan Group.Two Way Lounge, at 2412 N. Milwaukee Ave., was listed for sale July 17, but even if it's sold, it could remain unchanged, Kudan Read more [...]