Builders breaking ground on more single-family homes
Single family housing starts rose for the third straight month in May, increasing 3.2 percent, according to the Commerce Department. At the same time, requests for building permits for single- and multi-family construction are the highest since 2008. Read more in USA Today.

In other news:

Illinois’ economy is showing signs of improvement with gains in exports and manufacturing and a stabilizing housing market, WTVO reports.

Putting your home on the market? Know which remodeling projects pay off the most when it comes time to sell, WBBM reports.