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  • Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole

    Two Assembly Democrats announce plan to close Proposition 13 loophole
    An unlikely duo of Democratic Assembly members -- one a business-friendly moderate, the other a stalwart of the far left -- will unveil a proposal Tuesday to close one of most notorious, and legal, tax loopholes associated with Proposition 13. And they'...
  • Darien finds developer for strip mall

    Darien finds developer for strip mall
    A private developer has agreed to purchase and redevelop an aging strip mall property that is owned by the City of Darien. Trustees have agreed to a purchase and sale agreement with Darien Pointe, LLC, for $1.2 million, according to documents. Darien...
  • Cook County circuit clerk's land deal probed

    Cook County circuit clerk's land deal probed
    Cook County prosecutors are investigating a land deal that netted Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and her husband tens of thousands of dollars with no money down, the Tribune has learned. Brown's husband, Benton Cook III, confirmed that a grand jury...
  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • Tom Cruise Flick May Give Time Warner's Turner a Calling Card in Coming TV Upfront

    Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting hopes it can prove its value to advertisers by giving publicity to a squadron of unbeatable aliens hell-bent on taking over the Earth. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt will appear in promotions for their new Doug Liman-...
  • Park Ridge considers library tax hike

    Park Ridge considers library tax hike
    Park Ridge voters could see a Nov. 4 referendum on a possible property tax increase to support the Park Ridge Public Library. Approval of the referendum would mean restoration of hours that have been cut in recent years, purchase of new materials and...
  • Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city

    Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city
    As a proposed referendum question asking Park Ridge residents whether to raise property taxes for the Park Ridge Public Library inches closer to the Nov. 4 ballot, one alderman is raising another question: should the library split from the city and create...
  • Bolingbrook seeks to revitalize housing development

    Bolingbrook seeks to revitalize housing development
    Bolingbrook's village board approved a plan Tuesday to offer steep discounts for lots in a troubled subdivision that has cost the village millions. A lot has not been sold at Americana Estates since 2005, according to village documents. The incomplete...
  • Don't liquidate retirements savings to buy house

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: We are 66 years old and retired and are looking at buying or building a new home. We currently own our home, which we have lived in for 35 years. Which would be the best bet, financing or paying cash for the next...
  • Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?

    Michael Dell: Poster boy for a Proposition 13 tweak?
    Here's a suggestion for Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) as they push a bill to close an outrageous loophole in Proposition 13: Call it "Michael's Law." Lawmakers routinely play on the public's sentiments when...
  • Drones hit home as local agents use sky-high technology to market properties

    Drones hit home as local agents use sky-high technology to market properties
    Real estate agents have long boasted of the lengths they'll go to market properties. Now, for some, the sky's the limit. As unmanned aircraft become more widely available, some agents have started to use drones to sell listings, inviting prospective...