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  • Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail

    Purchase completes Des Plaines River Trail
    The final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail may not seem like much – only about three-tenths of a mile – but it's been a long-time coming. Lake County Forest Preserves commissioners were overjoyed to add the missing piece of trail on...
  • Sharpe's Apartment Lease In Charter Group's Building Raises More Questions

    Ex-charter school boss Michael Sharpe's lease with his former employer has raised new questions about how much he has been paying to live in an Asylum Hill apartment owned by the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter group. Sharpe, who until late...
  • Park Ridge must redo tax referendum

    Park Ridge must redo tax referendum
    Park Ridge aldermen must re-approve the recently OK'd referendum question asking residents whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years, thanks to the city's newly revealed property value plummet. On June 16, aldermen...
  • There may be zombies in your neighborhood

    Residential real estate has its own version of the 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead." You could call it "Zombie Foreclosures." RealtyTrac, a search engine that collects real estate data nationwide, defines the phenomenon: "Properties that have...
  • Retail matchmaker service Storefront launches in Chicago

    Retail matchmaker service Storefront launches in Chicago
    Storefront, which calls itself “the Airbnb of retail spaces,” launched in Chicago Tuesday to help connect retailers, designers and artists seeking pop-ups spaces with available short-term leases. It is the fourth city for the San Francisco-...
  • China growth picks up as stimulus kicks in, more support may be needed

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth picked up slightly in the second quarter as a burst of government stimulus paid dividends, but analysts said Beijing will likely need to offer more support to meet its annual growth target as the property market...
  • New tools to power up your house hunt

    If you think real estate is merely about buying and selling houses, you haven't been paying attention. The industry is engaged in an endless, competitive frenzy of developing apps and website features intended to get you across the threshold of your dream...
  • Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster sells Lakeview home for $1.77 million

    Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster sells Lakeview home for $1.77 million
    Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster on Tuesday sold a five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house in Lakeview for $1.765 million. Dempster in June had listed the house for $1.799 million, and it had gone under contract even before it was officially...
  • $500,000 in TIF funds recommended for former hotel site

    $500,000 in TIF funds recommended for former hotel site
    With questions over potential tenants answered, two of three members of Elmhurst's Finance Committee agreed Monday to recommend approval of up to $500,000 in tax increment financing funds for the developer of the former Waverton Hotel site. The project,...
  • July 15 Letters: Langley AFB, border security

    A sound strategy As the president of the Langley Civic Leaders Association, a group of regional business and community supporters of Langley AFB, I am compelled to reply to the recent negativity surrounding the City of Hampton's effort to protect and...
  • Federal backstop for terrorism insurance set to expire

    WASHINGTON When a large hotel near the World Trade Center was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks and a second one severely damaged, the company that owned them like many other businesses was relieved they were covered by insurance. But after 9/11, the...