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Developer pitches TIF-free plan for South Loop mega-project
News 5 months ago
Developer pitches TIF-free plan for South Loop mega-project

Since city tax-increment financing has become politically radioactive, the company behind this plan to transform 20 million square feet of land...

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Developer pitches TIF-free plan for South Loop megaproject
News 5 months ago
Developer pitches TIF-free plan for South Loop megaproject

Since city tax-increment financing has become politically radioactive, the company behind this plan to transform 20 million square feet of land...

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The highest place you can live in the Loop just sold
News 5 months ago
The highest place you can live in the Loop just sold

The view out across Lake Michigan from the 72nd-floor condo and its sheltered terrace "speaks for itself," said the agent who sold it. The unit is...

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Two suburban Mariano's sell for $77 million
News 5 months ago
Two suburban Mariano's sell for $77 million

A San Diego investment firm can't get enough of Mariano's, paying $77.3 million for two of the supermarket chain's stores in Wheaton and Orland...

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These are the most endangered buildings in Illinois
News 5 months ago
These are the most endangered buildings in Illinois

The Thompson Center in the Loop, a historical bank building in Woodlawn and two old homes in Glencoe are among the dozen sites on Landmarks...

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She disrupted the book promotion business
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She disrupted the book promotion business

Tradition-bound New York publishers didn't have a clue how market new titles to a youthful audience wielding growing influence with book buyers....

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Will Sterling Bay's HQ sell for $200 million?
News 5 months ago
Will Sterling Bay's HQ sell for $200 million?

Chicago developer Sterling Bay has put its Fulton Market headquarters on the market, a building that could fetch as much as $200 million. The 290...

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Big boxes becoming a big headache for shopping center landlords
News 5 months ago
Big boxes becoming a big headache for shopping center landlords

With big chains like Carson's going out of business or closing stores, the amount of available retail anchor space-the biggest stores in shopping...

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City fund from developer payments makes $25 million in grants
News 5 months ago
City fund from developer payments makes $25 million in grants

A rendering of One Chicago Square, a 76-story residential high-rise under construction in River North. Chicago-based JDL Development agreed to pay ...

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LaSalle Street office tower could fetch $280 million
News 5 months ago
LaSalle Street office tower could fetch $280 million

Tishman Speyer, which paid $211 million in 2013 for the 40-story building at 190 S. LaSalle, aims to cash out while demand for office space in the...

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Trump Tower condo hits the market at 20% below purchase price
News 5 months ago
Trump Tower condo hits the market at 20% below purchase price

A condo in the Trump International Hotel & Tower is on the market for about 20 percent less than its original price. The owners paid $2.3 million...

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Micro-hospitals provide macro community impact
News 5 months ago
Micro-hospitals provide macro community impact

In Illinois, safety-net hospitals, which depend on Medicaid payments, have come out to complain about the state's managed care program as stated in...

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Want to see what a $70K TV looks like?
News 5 months ago
Want to see what a $70K TV looks like?

Abt Electronics is the only place in the country displaying Samsung's much-ballyhooed 98-inch TV. Here's why the Glenview retailer gets a head...

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$500 million development gets Oak Brook green light
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$500 million development gets Oak Brook green light

The Oak Brook Commons plan calls for the village's first apartments, as well as a hotel, restaurants, and retail and office space. Plans for the ...

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Chicago investors pick up Hoffman Estates rental complex
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Chicago investors pick up Hoffman Estates rental complex

A Chicago residential real estate investor that's been ramping up its stake in the suburban apartment market just picked up its largest local...

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Health care laws protect citizens from whims of corporations
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Health care laws protect citizens from whims of corporations

In Illinois we have special laws for buying, selling, and closing hospitals. Those laws protect communities in need of reliable access to health...

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Lessons from New York, L.A. and beyond
News 5 months ago
Lessons from New York, L.A. and beyond

Ending aldermanic say-so entirely would be an overcorrection. Many residents-particularly from black and brown communities-have reason to distrust...

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Housing nonprofit faces reckoning over $85 million in debt
News 5 months ago
Housing nonprofit faces reckoning over $85 million in debt

Ohio-based Better Housing Foundation expects to miss its June payments on nearly $85 million in bonds backed by about 1,000 South Side apartments....

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Westlake controversy shows where hospitals are headed
News 6 months ago
Westlake controversy shows where hospitals are headed

The battle over the proposed closure of a Melrose Park hospital is a sign of things to come for other community hospitals squeezed by tectonic...

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Trump's opportunity zone rules deliver on investors' wish list
News 6 months ago
Trump's opportunity zone rules deliver on investors' wish list

The Trump administration sought to clear away those hurdles Wednesday with new guidelines designed to meet investor wishes, while leaving...

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Want to live at the top of the South Loop? Here's your view.
News 6 months ago
Want to live at the top of the South Loop? Here's your view.

Next month, the first residents start moving into Nema Chicago, the tallest high-rise in the South Loop. With more than 2,500 apartments opening in...

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Logan Square church-turned-apartments for sale
News 6 months ago
Logan Square church-turned-apartments for sale

A Chicago developer that converted one of the oldest churches in Logan Square into apartments has put the property up for sale with a price of $4.5...

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Choose Chicago? Not Apple.
News 10 months ago
Choose Chicago? Not Apple.

Apple is doubling down on Austin and adding jobs in several cities, but not Chicago, confirming what local officials have known or suspected for...

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Park spending still favors white neighborhoods, report concludes
News 10 months ago
Park spending still favors white neighborhoods, report concludes

Politics & Opinion What the Supreme Court's anti-union ruling means for democracy Rauner's Janus victory may ring hollow—at least in Illinois...

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Vernon Hills apartments to sell for $25 million
News 10 months ago
Vernon Hills apartments to sell for $25 million

Inland Residential Properties Trust has cut a deal to sell a Vernon Hills apartment complex for about $25 million, the first of three properties it...

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Former Hyatt Center revamps tenant roster
News 10 months ago
Former Hyatt Center revamps tenant roster

Politics & Opinion Rauner's Janus victory may ring hollow—at least in Illinois What the Supreme Court's anti-union ruling means for democracy...

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Does anyone believe Ed Lampert can still save Sears?
News 10 months ago
Does anyone believe Ed Lampert can still save Sears?

Politics & Opinion What the Supreme Court's anti-union ruling means for democracy Rauner's Janus victory may ring hollow—at least in Illinois COLAs...

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City's biggest condos-to-apartments deal hits another snag
News 10 months ago
City's biggest condos-to-apartments deal hits another snag

A New York investor that had planned to convert a big Gold Coast condominium tower into apartments has backed out of a $112 million deal to buy the...

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$1.5B TIF pot for Lincoln Yards, the 78 at center of City Hall showdown
News 10 months ago
$1.5B TIF pot for Lincoln Yards, the 78 at center of City Hall showdown

A group of reform aldermen today pretty much declared war on a series of big development deals being pushed by outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel, moving...

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Co-working, meeting space provider setting up in Fulton Market
News 10 months ago
Co-working, meeting space provider setting up in Fulton Market

Politics & Opinion Rauner's Janus victory may ring hollow—at least in Illinois What the Supreme Court's anti-union ruling means for democracy...

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