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  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • GWP officials to propose new series of rates

    Following the discovery of massive errors in multiple years of water-rate increases approved by the City Council in 2012, Glendale Water & Power officials plan to propose a new series of rates that would boost revenue over five years by 5% the first two...
  • Mortgage payments in advance often simply applied to principle

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I would like to get your input on something. After having worked in both the mortgage origination and mortgage servicing industries, my friends often seek my counsel when paying down their loan. After what I have...
  • Homeowner wants out of broke association

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I love Ilyce's radio show and want to thank her for all the help and advice she gives. I bought a townhome a couple of years ago with a $60,000 mortgage. After moving in, I realized I did not like paying the...
  • Investors slow Chicago-area home purchases

    Investors slow Chicago-area home purchases
    For institutional investors, Chicago’s housing market just isn’t as desirable as it was a year ago. Rising home prices, along with a decline in foreclosure activity, is shrinking the number of local homes purchased by deep-pocketed...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates hit low for year; 30-year averages 4.21%

    Mortgage rates tumbled to their lowest level of 2014 on weak economic news, with Freddie Mac's survey showing the average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan was 4.21% early this week, down from4.29% a week ago. The cost of financing for homeowners...
  • Growing services allow online payments to family, friends

    Growing services allow online payments to family, friends
    A week after she signed up for a new online-payment service from TD Bank, Linda Asencio emailed money to a niece for her birthday. She used it again a few days later to pay money she owed her mother. "It was really simple," said Asencio, 40, manager...
  • Renewal of federal tax breaks for homeowners facing bumpy road

    WASHINGTON — Renewal of important expired federal tax benefits for homeowners took a major step forward recently, but the route to final congressional approval is beginning to look longer — and potentially bumpier — than previously...
  • Nuveen to be bought by TIAA-CREF in $6.25 billion deal

    Nuveen to be bought by TIAA-CREF in $6.25 billion deal
    TIAA-CREF plans to buy Chicago-based Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion, a deal that gives local private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners the chance to at least break even on a transaction it made in 2007 at the height of the buyout boom. Nuveen,...
  • Loan fund targets small rental buildings

    Loan fund targets small rental buildings
    Duane Ehresman has bought and rehabbed 21 midsize multifamily buildings in some of Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods over the past 25 years. Now he is hoping a new program will help him tackle vacant, abandoned two- and three-flats on some of...
  • Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators

    Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators
    As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health. Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...