| Jul 17, 2014
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster on Tuesday sold a five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house in the Lakeview neighborhood for $1.77 million. Public records do not identify the buyer.
Last month, Dempster had listed the house for $1.8 million, and...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:22 AM
If you’d like to attend this weekend’s North American Bitcoin Conference at McCormick Place, you can buy your entry pass for about 0.16 bitcoins. A two-night stay at a nearby hotel will set you back roughly 1 bitcoin, while a beef and...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 7:41 AM
A Chicago couple filed a lawsuit alleging that 20 cats in their downstairs neighbor's one-bedroom unit in Lakeview and the corresponding odors are reducing property values and violating condo association rules.
"The cat urine and feces odor emanating...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:43 PM
An Illinois bill awaiting the governor's signature or veto has deeply divided a constituency with a shared goal: getting new owners into foreclosed condominiums.
The two sides are papering Gov. Pat Quinn's office with pleas, positions and petitions....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Donald R. Carlson was a project architect and construction manager who had a hand in building the original McCormick Place convention center, the infrastructure at O'Hare International Airport, and McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook.
"Don was very...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:12 PM
As he awaits a hearing on his latest proposal for the renovation of Wrigley Field, Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today pitched the benefits of the ballpark and a neighborhood overhaul to a Lakeview business group.
Ricketts cited the millions of people who...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Chicago tobacco sellers with past convictions for selling drug paraphernalia could lose their tobacco retailer licenses under a plan being pushed by a Lakeview alderman who hopes to thin out a dense collection of "head shops" he said are drawing the ire...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:29 AM
The Illinois Department of Transportation has confirmed that two left lanes on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) were closed as of 10:20 p.m. Friday evening. Later tonight all outbound lanes will be closed from Grand to Ogden avenues until 5 a.m. Monday,...
| Jun 22, 2014
Gentrification is good for almost any business. But for funeral homes, it can be a death knell.
Consider Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, where the Herdegen-Brieske Funeral Home is closing Sept. 15, partly because older people have moved away.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster on Tuesday afternoon listed a five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot house that he owns in Lakeview for $1.799 million, and the house already is under contract.
Listing agent Jeffrey Lowe of Berkshire Hathaway...
| Jun 26, 2014
WLS-AM afternoon co-host Roe Conn has paid more than $1.4 million for a four-bedroom home on Chicago's North Side.
Conn, who co-hosts the 2-6 p.m. shift each weekday with Richard Roeper, recently closed on the purchase of his new home, about four months...