Day: July 6, 2022


Joliet library remodel nears completion as state check for

Joliet — A check for nearly $3.8 million came in the mail, stirring some excitement at the Joliet Public Library.

The money marked the first payment on a state grant that will cover most of the $10.5 million Project Burnham remodeling of the downtown branch, which is expected to be completed in September.

“We had expected the funds to be paid out over a few years,” library Executive Director Megan Millen said in a news release issued last week. “To hear that the money has been received and the city will be paid back early for the bonds is wonderful

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Average Cost of a Basement Remodel

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Once considered gloomy spaces void of much glamor, basements are now being pushed to the spotlight as an opportunity to reclaim space. 

The popularity of having a finished basement is a side effect of the pandemic, says Jamil Damji, co-star of the A&E series “Triple Digit Flip” and a wholesale real estate expert based in Phoenix.

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Bethea Consulting Launches Innovative Solution to Ease

Bethea Consulting introduces a one-stop-shop for property assessment solutions to help all stakeholders quickly assess the damage to properties.

Miami, Florida–(Newsfile Corp. – July 5, 2022) – Florida-based visionary consulting venture, Bethea Consulting, offers a pioneering solution for Adjusters, Attorneys, and Insurance Companies to help them simplify the assessment of property damages. The company has partnered with experts in the plumbing, mold & restoration field to streamline all the required information on a subject property from one source. With its technology-driven approach, the company has set a precedent in assessing property damages.

“At Bethea Consulting, we have established efficient systems

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This Kitchen Remodel Is Midcentury Modern Done Right

Midcentury modern kitchen with teal textured island and open shelving

Photography by Charlotte Lea / Styling by California Casa

The owners of this midcentury house in the Pacifica neighborhood of San Diego loved that it was a piece of local history. As a property built by architects William Krisel and Dan Palmer, the structure harkened back to a beloved era in design—it’s just that many of the details had been lost to prior updates. “The home had been remodeled but the midcentury-modern style was not kept,” says Abbie Naber, owner and principal of A. Naber Design. “When the owners had

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OKC Animal Welfare searches for homes for their shelter

The Oklahoma City Animal Welfare is always trying to find homes for their shelter animals.There is one dog in particular they are hoping will find a forever home.”About 90% of the time, he’s a couch potato. He wants to be where you are. Definitely needs to be an only fur-child,” said Brooke Massengill, OKC Animal Welfare.When Roscoe met KOCO 5 for the first time, it didn’t take long to become friends.”If I had to guess probably bird dog and Pitty mix,” Massengill said.He’s got some tricks up his paw. Roscoe is a little different than the other dogs at the …

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This Australian Apartment Has a Full Bathroom Right in the

Every apartment has some sort of space-saving feature, like a bathroom with a washer and dryer, or a closet that has an office nook, and in the case of one Australian dwelling, a kitchen where you can take a shower.

Over in Adelaide, Australia, a rental property — priced at AUD$400 (about USD$276) a week — has gone viral after interested renters noticed that its kitchen has a glass-walled bathroom complete with shower and toilet, right next to the counter.

The 25-square-meter studio is in a heritage-listed late Victorian era building, constructed in 1892. Its listing describes it as, “Perfectly

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Bathrooms in parks damaged and other reports

Jul. 5—The sink was reported in a park bathroom at 7:26 a.m. Sunday at 500 Frank Ave.

Damage was reported to a park bathroom at 7:48 a.m. Sunday at 300 Johnson St.

Damage was reported to a park bathroom at 8:40 a.m. Sunday at 100 W. Hawthorne St.

Window damaged

A window was reported damaged at 4:46 p.m. Friday at 411 S. Broadway.

Injury crash reported

An injury crash was reported at 12:06 p.m. Friday near the intersection of 860th Avenue and 180th Street, Austin. A car reportedly went into a drainage ditch on the south side of Freeborn County

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