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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Homeownership rate slips to 19-year low while rental market tightens

    Homeownership rate slips to 19-year low while rental market tightens
    The nation's homeownership rate slipped to its lowest level in 19 years in the first quarter as more households rented and home sales remained low. That's according to the Census Bureau, which said 64.8% of homes in the U.S. are owner-occupied, the...
  • Environmental groups file suit to stop $1.3B Illiana toll road proposal

    Environmental groups file suit to stop $1.3B Illiana toll road proposal
    Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit today to block the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana toll road that would serve primarily as a trucking corridor linking interstates in Illinois and Indiana. The lawsuit challenges the Illinois Department of...
  • Majority of board dictates committee membership

    Q: I am a board member of a condominium association. Can the board president deny a board member an opportunity to serve on a committee? A: Most commonly, the articles of incorporation or bylaws of a condominium association allow for the creation of a...
  • Old L.A. and new mansions don't mix

    Old L.A. and new mansions don't mix
    The late comedian George Carlin used to say, "A house is just a place to keep your stuff." My corollary is, "The bigger the space, the more stuff." ("Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling," May 4) The issue of mansionization in...
  • Oak Park approves UFC gym for former Borders site

    Oak Park approves UFC gym for former Borders site
    An Ultimate Fighting Championship-style gym is coming to downtown Oak Park. The Oak Park Village Board approved a proposal May 5 to bring a mixed martial arts training and fitness center to the site of a former Borders Books store at Harlem Avenue and...
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  • Veteran of village affairs appointed to Winnetka council

     Veteran of village affairs appointed to Winnetka council
    Long-time Winnetka resident Bill Krucks was appointed to fill a vacancy on the village council, which faces many complicated issues and needs to be at full strength, board president Gene Greable said. Greable had 60 days to appoint a replacement for Joe...
  • City: Cubs need special permit for remote parking lot

    City: Cubs need special permit for remote parking lot
    The Cubs' plan to offer free remote parking this season has been thrown a major curve. The city recently ruled the team must apply for a special-use permit to operate its complimentary parking service on the Northwest Side, a move that places the much-...
  • Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city

    Problem Solver: Water bills continue after couple move out of city
    Before selling their Little Italy condominium in September, John Sherman and Mary Slater obtained a certified document from the city of Chicago saying the couple owed nothing for their water bill. The document, dated Aug. 29, showed that Sherman and...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • California Production Tax Credit Generated $4.3 Billion in Activity

    Backers of expanding California's Film and Television Tax Credit Program have received a strong endorsement from a new study by the Southern California Association of Governments. The study, released Thursday, asserts that the current program -- funded...