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Pick A Pocket Or Two: February Real Estate Recap

Due to frigid conditions in much of the nation, February’s real estate wrap-up required boots and a shovel, as well as deeper pockets.

03/01/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to volunteers for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign at a West Side campaign office on Nov. 3, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Housing Coalition Criticizes Emanuel Plan As Giveaway To Private Developers

A Chicago housing coalition says private developers, not tenants, will be the big winners in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new “Plan Forward” CHA initiative, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/15/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Atty. Gen Lisa Madigan (right) might end up running against each other in the 2014 race for governor in Illinois. (Credit: Photo by Frank Polich/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Quinn And Madigan Differ On Guns, Housing

Illinois voters got a peek Monday at what a 2014 gubernatorial primary might look like, as Gov. Pat Quinn and his potential toughest Democratic challenger played up their individual efforts to help the housing market bounce back and offered differing takes on the state’s concealed carry discussions.

04/15/2013

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Activists Rally For Affordable Housing In Lakeview

They say they won’t go without a fight, not even on a rainy day, chanting and marching outside buildings that for quite some time, offered SRO’s, or single room occupancy units to those who had no other options.

02/10/2013

The Chicago Housing Authority has targeted 648 vacant units at the Altgeld Gardens housing complex for demolition, rather than renovation. (Credit: CBS)

CHA Targeting Nearly 650 Units At Altgeld Gardens For Demolition

Foreclosures and homelessness are big issues in Chicago, but the Chicago Housing Authority has approved plans to tear down hundreds of units at its Altgeld Gardens housing complex on the Far South Side.

CBS 2–10/16/2012

A bird sits on a perch on a bird house. (Tobias Kleinschmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Montgomery Rolling Out Welcome Mat For Bluebirds

The west suburban town of Montgomery is hoping a new housing program will revive the town’s once flourishing population of bluebirds.

04/25/2012

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Housing Activists Go Door-To-Door To Halt Evictions

Housing activists are knocking on doors over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in an attempt to keep homeowners in foreclosure from being evicted.

01/16/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Gets 15 Years For Ponzi Scheme He Ran With 2 Grown Children

A Highland Park man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in connection with a Ponzi scheme he ran with his son and daughter that bilked investors out of $10.7 million.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

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Chicago Area Housing Prices Rise In May

New numbers released on Tuesday provided a glimmer of hope for the struggling housing market, as home prices in some cities – including Chicago – went up in May.

CBS 2–07/26/2011

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Jail To House Transgender Inmates Based On Gender Identity

The Cook County Jail is now housing transgender inmates based on their gender identity, rather than their sex at birth.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011

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McHenry County Invests In Housing

Officials in McHenry County are pitching in to help the housing market rebound.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2010

U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kirk (R-IL) delivers his acceptance speech during an election-night party (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Housing Demonstrators Push Kirk To Revive Rent Program

A handful of demonstrators caroled U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s office but so far have no promise of help extending rent subsidies for some 1,000 Chicago families.

12/13/2010

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Unemployment Seen As Reason For Gloomy Housing Forecast

There’s a gloomy forecast today about the housing market.

WBBM Newsradio–12/08/2010

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Foreclosures Still Plague Illinois Housing Market

The latest home foreclosure figures show that Illinoisans are doing better than they did a year ago, but, still aren’t out of the housing mess.

11/11/2010

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Change Coming In Housing Choices For Mentally Ill

An Indiana University administrator has been recommended to oversee a sweeping transition in housing choices for mentally ill people in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2010

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Foreclosures In 3 Suburban Counties Are State’s Highest

One in every 139 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the 3rd quarter.

10/15/2010