| May 13, 2014
| 8:36 AM
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.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:41 AM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:25 AM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:33 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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-...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:29 AM
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...