| Mar 22, 2013
Sales of existing homes in the Chicago area last month rose dramatically from their year-ago pace. Prices rose too but at a much smaller rate.
February home sales in the nine-county Chicago area totaled 5,935, a 20.2 percent increase from the same month...
| Mar 8, 2013
Is this the year to sell your home? Is it time to buy?
National headlines are proclaiming a housing market recovery. The inventory of homes available for sale is down dramatically, and as a result, market time has dropped and that is breeding local...
| Jun 9, 2013
Brittney Bratton made it only partway through rehearsing her high school graduation speech before she had to stop.
"Stay strong," called Danita Allen, school counselor at Youth Connection Leadership Academy as Bratton tried to collect herself. "If...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:46 AM
If you are among those who believe in ghosts, you've got it made. According to various surveys and studies, something in the neighborhood of 45 percent of adults in this country believe in ghosts. That number is almost certainly higher here, since we have...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Walk past a row of four shoe-shining chairs raised on a wooden stage. Take a right. Front and center, a fireplace flickers.
A leather ottoman sits next to it, shelving everything from Playboy, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Within an arm&...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jul 15, 2012
| 3:16 PM
On June 14, 2003, Sam Vazquez ran the Adidas National Scholastic High School Meet in Raleigh, N.C., against one of the fastest prep mile fields ever assembled. Vazquez won in 4 minutes, 3.87 seconds, beating — among others — eventual two-...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The DuPage Homeownership Center will sponsor a free homebuyers festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus …...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Coming on the heels of an agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Harper College and Roosevelt University are partnering to offer a dual-degree …...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Most basketball coaches want consistency on their rosters. They want players around for as long as they can so the team can mesh and players …...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Palatine resident and Harper College student Jim Tufts openly admits that he was drifting after high school, that he didn’t know what he wanted to …...