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Special Olympics Volunteers

A great big thank you to Caitlin Mackowiak, Diana Gaona, Stephany Hays, Glenda Carlos, Caroline Maude, Kenny Maiberger, Kevin Herkert, Brenda Stivers and Adam Miller for donating their time and energy to helping the Special Olympics of Chicago!


Seeking Donations for Chicago Animal Care & Control

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We know there are plenty of animal lovers amongst the McHugh employees, so we’re reaching out to you to search your home for donations for Chicago Animal Care and Control. CACC is the City of Chicago’s animal pound which receives over 70,000 calls a year ranging from animal cruelty and abuse, to stray and unwanted animals. The facility, located at 2741 S. Western Ave, houses over 500 animals in separate kennels with a fully equipped medical division to care for the animals, but is constant need of supplies. The CACC does not take monetary donations, but if you happen to have any of the following at home and would like to donate, we’ll have a bin set up in the home office garage to collect. Some of the items the CACC is looking for include:


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90 Days Injury Free

Our UPRR Southton Siding project team, located in San Antonio, TX, has successfully gone the last 90 days injury free. Way to go team! Safety first!


August Birthdays

Happy birthday to all the August babies: Tom Conroy (1), Kevin Daniels (3), Terry Gillespie (4), Mansie Lam (9), Pete Vondra (10), Shelly Griggs (12), Patrick Lynn (13), Kaitlin Barrett and Bill Giovanetti (17), Bryan Carlson (25),  Lance Larson (28), and Bryce Bloxsom and Bob Mortimer (31).

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MUST SEE: Dutch company to test using plastic waste for road construction

Replacing asphalt would lower carbon emissions and keep more plastics from being dumped into oceans.

All kinds of recycled waste goes into public roads these days, including blast furnace slag, scrap tires, and roofing shingles, according to the Federal Highway Administration.


Chinese multifamily construction continues to boom, despite under-occupancy

Construction in China continues to boom at a rapid pace, even without 3D printers that can print a skyscraper in just 19 days. Developers and local governments in China are known for building master planned developments from scratch, but as Forbes contributor Kenneth Rapoza points out, many of them today are still ghost towns.


Bold predictions for Lolla 2015

The Lolla schedule is sort of like the NCAA tournament: there are millions of possible combinations, and it’s anyone’s guess what the winning picks will be. With that in mind, we make some bold predictions about how this year’s fest (returning to Grant Park Fri.-Sun.) will turn out.


Mission Statement

Our Mission: To provide a seamless and positive project experience with excellence and innovation.

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Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers Online

An increase in cyber-attacks and identity theft make the Internet seem like a scary place these days.

The hacking of Sony Pictures led the news for some time. The U.S. State Department public email system was shut down. Even the White House was a target of cyber-attack.


Six common plants that might do a body good


Basil is the anti-inflammatory rock star of herbs. Not only is it one of the oldest cultivated herbs, dating back 5,000 years in India, but it's also the most versatile, fragrant and tasty of our garden herbs. The active ingredients, called volatile oils, are what give basil its strong flavor and aroma, and they're rich in the antioxidants and phytochemicals that modern science has found can heal and prevent disease.


7 Mind-Body Fitness Strategies That Crush Stress

If, in response to a life event, you’ve ever felt heat in the face, tightness in the chest, deep fatigue, an upset stomach or a craving for junk food, you know what stress feels like in your body. Chances are you’re well aware that stress can lead to elevated blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and weight gain.

But did you know that stress also contributes to mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression or an overall sense of defeatism? In order to stay mentally fit at work and at home, we need to protect ourselves against harm.