| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:59 AM
First of two parts.
Lake County's economic situation is like that old comedic choice — we've got good news and bad news. Which do you want first?
Let's go for the upbeat: Lake's economy is unquestionably on the upswing after hitting bottom in...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Hotel rooms became pricier for buyers in the Orlando area in 2014 compared with a year earlier, according to a new report.
Sales of hotels were flat with 45 of the properties in the region changing hands both last year and in 2013, according to HREC...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Actor Vince Vaughn has reduced the price further on his five-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot triplex penthouse in the Palmolive Building on North Michigan Avenue, dropping his asking price late Sunday by $1 million to $13.9 million.
Vaughn, who has hired a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Second of two parts.
The economic outlook for Lake County is generally positive, but it's going to be very, very good for some communities, particularly those in the south end of the county.
Sunday's column detailed how jobs are being created, residents...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:21 PM
A petition drive that would let Florida voters expand the market for solar energy is racking up signatures.
About month into the drive, Floridians for Solar Choice announced they've gathered 100,000 of the nearly 700,000 signatures needed to add their...
| Feb 3, 2015
BLOOMFIELD — The town's 2014 grand list of taxable property decreased by $33.16 million, or 1.6 percent, from 2013.
The total grand list stands at $2.03 billion.
Assessor Walter Topliff Jr. said that the dip was primarily due to a $75.6 million,...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:33 PM
On 83 acres in White Marsh, R. Kelvin Antill has a vision for a retail mecca: more than 100 outlet stores attracting shoppers who will drive up to an hour for a chance to buy designer clothes and high-end handbags at discounted prices.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:08 PM
The Z Palm Beach Residences starts at a pricey $2.3 million, but buyers don't just get a condo for that kind of cash. They'll also be given a Tesla Model S, valued at about $75,000.
A little farther south, a seller asking $3.5 million for a Boca Raton...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:20 PM
Several long-awaited developments in Darien, Willowbrook, Woodridge and Burr Ridge are expected this year.
In Darien, a new strip mall is under construction near 75th Street and Cass Avenue, and will include a park area adjacent to the mall with a 30-...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:51 AM
When Gov. Bruce Rauner set out to craft the budget he'll propose Wednesday, he turned to a $30,000-a-month consultant with a history of helping Republican governors and a devotion to the supply-side economic theories popularized by Ronald Reagan.
| Feb 22, 2015
| 1:19 PM
What do the world's richest people do with their money? For sure, they buy houses.
Wealth-X, a consulting firm that studies the super-rich with the intensity of an entomologist tracking the emerald ash borer, says that ultra-high net worth individuals...