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  • Lollapalooza restructures Grant Park deal, ticket prices to rise

    Lollapalooza restructures Grant Park deal, ticket prices to rise
    A new agreement with the Chicago Park District announced Wednesday will extend Lollapalooza's stay in Grant Park through at least 2021, while requiring the promoters to pay millions in annual city and county amusement taxes and state liquor taxes for the first time. Though it bolsters government revenue, the deal will likely mean that festivalgoers will pay more for tickets.
  • Former Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano selling his penthouse condo

    Former Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano on Friday listed his three-bedroom, 3,828-square-foot penthouse condominium in River North for $2.95 million. In late 2006 the Cubs signed him to an eight-year, $136 million deal, the richest in the club'...

    Land bank wants Fannie, Freddie to donate homes

    Land bank wants Fannie, Freddie to donate homes
    The Cook County Land Bank may have as many as 30 properties in its portfolio by year's end, but it is aiming much higher for 2015 and expects Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to help its efforts. The land bank is calling on the two agencies and their...

    County Board votes to merge job-training programs with city

    County Board votes to merge job-training programs with city
    Cook County commissioners voted Tuesday to combine job training programs with the City of Chicago in a bid to cut costs. A single not-for-profit organization would be created to administer all the job training in the county, rather than having separate...

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...