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As many as 8,000 residential properties in Cook County, including 4,000 in Chicago, have been in foreclosure for at least three years without resolution, new data show, a situation that could further deteriorate already scarred communities. Many of
It's another piece of the puzzle needed to complete a recovery of the housing market, and there are signs that it's falling into place. Foreclosure activity last year in the Chicago area fell to its lowest level since 2008, when the housing crisis
December 12, 2013 9:33PM Where 6-year-old John Jack Redmond lives, and with who, is a question that ultimately will be decided in a courtroom. But the boy's Orland Park mother involved in a years-long custody battle spanning both sides of the
Regional Transportation Authority officials are asking Sycamore and United Airlines to stop a sales-tax agreement embroiled in litigation after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on a similar situation last month. We're not seeking to bankrupt any
Seven-year-old Cristina Zvunca watched in horror as her mother was crushed beneath the wheels of a Greyhound bus. As her mother lay face down dying in the street, Cristina screamed "Mommy" and collapsed over the body. The 2002 fatal accident led to
Fifteen former Boy Scouts from the Chicago suburb of Burbank are suing the scouting group for failing to protect them from a scout leader who was later convicted of molestation. The litigation filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court names the
Staff Reporteremail@example.com July 25, 2013 5:46PM Toni Preckwinkle File photo Updated: July 25, 2013 6:23PM A circuit court judge has ordered Cook County to stop enforcing, at least temporarily, a tax on purchases made outside the county.
Illinois' ban on gay marriage asked a judge on Wednesday to rule quickly in their favor, saying a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down part of a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples creates a new urgency in the state.
In a case more than 7 years old, Cook County Judge Robert Lopez Cepero ruled that such online travel companies can be defined as hotel operators, and they have been violating the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax Ordinance, which levies a 4.5 percent
Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief April 25, 2013 6:34PM Calvin Sutker Updated: April 25, 2013 7:06PM Calvin Sutker devoted much of his adult life to politics as chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party, Cook County commissioner, state representative,