Condos

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

Fire Marshal’s Absence Sparks Anger From Condo Owners At Meeting

An angry capacity crowd turned out for a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Roosevelt University on new state fire code requirements that would force older high-rises to install costly sprinkler systems.

07/31/2013

Pretty much everyone hates you, Donald. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Jury Deliberates Whether Trump ‘Conned’ 87-Year-Old Woman

Is Donald Trump a “reprehensible” conman who ripped off an Evanston grandmother and “stole her faith in other people?” Or is he being unfairly sued by a “sophisticated investor” who bought two hotel condos in the Trump Tower “with her eyes wide open” but got buyer’s remorse and backed out?

05/23/2013

Squatters have taken over several empty condo units in in a South Side condo building, even putting down this doormat at one unit. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Resident Frustrated With Squatters In Empty Condos

It’s not exactly news the American dream of owning a home has become a nightmare for many, but what about those still dutifully paying their mortgage, only to have neighbors live rent-free? It’s not legal in this case. We’re talking squatting.

CBS 2–08/08/2012

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Flood

Water Leak Damages Some Ritz-Carlton Hotel Rooms

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is cleaning up some water damage in a few rooms, and workers continue to assess the impact from a water main leak.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

5000 S. East End Ave.

Residents Fight Condo Conversion In Hyde Park

Ten people who live in a residential cooperative in the Hyde Park neighborhood are going to court to keep the building from being turned into condos.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011