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  • Audrey Petty's interviews put flesh on city's ghostly high-rises

    Audrey Petty's interviews put flesh on city's ghostly high-rises
    A few years ago, when Audrey Petty began interviewing former residents of Chicago's public housing projects and compiling the conversations into an oral history of the Robert Taylor Homes, Cabrini-Green and other notorious (now-razed) high-rises, a...
  • Christie's-affiliated real estate firm moving to Winnetka

    Christie's-affiliated real estate firm moving to Winnetka
    A real estate brokerage firm affiliated with London's historic Christie's auction house is expected to soon become the new kid on the block in Winnetka's East Elm business district, village officials said recently. As the first North Shore location...
  • Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather

     Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather
    Nice tan, Mr. Mayor! You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold. But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
  • Tinley Park fence study could impact 270 homes

    Back in the summer, Tinley Park resident Jeff Plude went before the village board to request a variance so that he could build a fence on his property. Plude's home is at the corner of the 6500 block of West 177th Street, and he wants to build a fence...
  • John Kass: Mayoral tan? Bali Hai Mayor Rahmfather

    Nice tan, Mr. Mayor! You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold. But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
  • Planned Parenthood adds new South Florida board members

    Planned Parenthood adds new South Florida board members
    The Planned Parenthood region that serves Broward and Palm Beach counties has six new board members. They include Elaine Johnson James and Valerie McCarthy of Palm Beach County, Janet S. Solitt of Broward, and three from Miami-Dade County. Planned...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Prepayment discount on fees violates condo law

    Q: Our condominium association board allows unit owners to prepay annual association monthly assessments in one lump sum with a discount of one month's assessments. Meaning, a unit owner may pay 11 months of assessments in January and the incentive is a...
  • Andy Anderson dead at 85; former L.A. deputy police chief

    Andy Anderson dead at 85; former L.A. deputy police chief
    Marshall L. "Andy" Anderson, who as a deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department broke ranks to criticize the fatal 1979 police shooting of Eulia Love, whose killing became a civil rights cause célèbre, died Dec. 14 at his Brentwood home. He was...
  • Year in review: 2013 in Libertyville, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

    Year in review: 2013 in Libertyville, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff
    Lake Forest and Libertyville residents saw quite a few changes in 2013 on a wide variety of topics, many of which were met with spirited debate. The year sparked tensions among neighbors as to what one was allowed to do on his personal property, as well...
  • Problems With Drug, Sex Offender Zones

    Problems With Drug, Sex Offender Zones
    Do crime-free zones around schools and other places where children gather actually protect children? The question will be aired in the next session of the General Assembly because of two proposals, one that seeks to reduce the size of drug-free zones...