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  • How much can my landlord raise rent?

    How much can my landlord raise rent?
    April showers often bring May rent hikes in Chicago, as many renters look into renewing their leases. How much can a landlord legally raise the rent in Chicago from one year to the next? There are no state rent control laws, so the answer is: however...
  • Donald Sterling's wife hasn't escaped controversy either

    Donald Sterling's wife hasn't escaped controversy either
    An apartment tenant and managers claimed the wife of embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling denigrated African Americans, Latinos and once posed as a health inspector, according to court records. Rochelle Sterling denied she is a racist in a statement...
  • As rains subside, Md. residents confront widespread damage

    As rains subside, Md. residents confront widespread damage
    The Baltimore area's biggest late-April storm system in decades dumped as much as 7 inches of rain in some parts of the region, closing schools and businesses as rainwater overflowed tributaries and sewers, toppled trees and flooded roadways. About 20...
  • Selling off and selling out [Commentary]

    Selling off and selling out [Commentary]
    Earlier this year, the Baltimore Brew broke a story of a pilot program through HUD that would allow the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to transition 22 public housing high-rises to private ownership over the next two years. Citing a lack of...
  • Grief counselor seeks financial healing

    Grief counselor seeks financial healing
    Bridgette Sullenger knows what it takes to survive difficult times. Sullenger is an ordained minister who works with patients in hospice care. Sullenger also leads group counseling sessions for those left behind. "Every day, I'm around people who...
  • Suburban mall makeover needs a little more life

    Suburban mall makeover needs a little more life
    There was a nice vibe Thursday night at the Billy Goat Tavern in Mount Prospect's revamped Randhurst mall. Burgers sizzled on the grill. A dozen people clustered around the bar. Outside the Billy Goat, however, only a few shoppers roamed the mall's Main...
  • Matthew Poyer keeps crowds moving at Universal CityWalk

    Matthew Poyer keeps crowds moving at Universal CityWalk
    The gig: Matthew Poyer, 52, vice president of operations at Universal CityWalk, oversees what Universal Studios calls the nation's first "outdoor urban entertainment center." It's a quarter-mile-long outdoor mall with 63 tenants. About 2,000 people work...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa. Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment. After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
  • Tesla delivers its first electric cars in China; delays upset some

    Tesla delivers its first electric cars in China; delays upset some
    BEIJING -- Thanking his Chinese customers for “taking a chance,” Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk on Tuesday handed over the keys to the first nine electric vehicles the California car company has sold in the country. Plugging in a Model S at...
  • Potential remakes of residential hotels pose concerns

    Potential remakes of residential hotels pose concerns
    They're called single-room-occupancy hotels or residential hotels, and the frequently dilapidated structures are often the housing of last resort for those down on their luck, a step away from homelessness or a shelter. The buildings also are a slowly...
  • Malibu to crack down on short-term rentals via Airbnb, other websites

     Malibu to crack down on short-term rentals via Airbnb, other websites
    Tiled steps lead up a sloped lawn to a three-bedroom Midcentury Modern house near the end of a cul-de-sac in Malibu's upper Broad Beach area. Although modest by Malibu standards, the dwelling on Cottontail Lane has for the last two years provided a...