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Strong condo sales keep Chicago rebound on a roll

Chicago’s existing home and condominium market continued its steady rebound throughout the first half of 2017, experts report.

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TRUMP TOWER

Activists hang protest banner off Trump Tower

Greenpeace activists raised a three-story-tall banner on the south face of Trump International Hotel & Tower on Friday afternoon.

CRIME & SAFETY

Marina City resident gives up iPhone to man with gun

A midnight run to 7-Eleven cost a Marina City resident his iPhone.

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STREETERVILLE

MCA offers neighbors options for hiding rooftop ‘eyesore’

Asked to propose a plan to hide equipment on its roof that neighbors say is an eyesore, Museum of Contemporary Art has offered four.

REAL ESTATE

Over-taxed homeowners should appeal higher 2016 real estate bills

Chicago homeowners have received the second installment of their 2016 property tax bills, up ten percent on average. The advice from property tax experts is to fight back and appeal your property’s 2016 assessments.

Most new condos downtown cost at least $700 per square foot

If you are shopping for a new downtown Chicago condominium this summer, better bring a wheelbarrow of cash to the deal, experts advise.

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HOWARD TULLMAN

The whole story behind Amazon’s Whole Foods buyout

This isn’t about an online behemoth acquiring a struggling high-end grocery store. It’s about altering our relationship with shopping in an entirely new way.

RIVER NORTH

Son of Cold War U-2 pilot to speak in River North

It was an embarrassment for the United States but the stuff of spy novels and for Francis Gary Powers, a military career served at the front in the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

City ordinance will help ‘Excalibur’ building get property tax break

The 125-year-old Chicago landmark is being renovated and will re-open in December 2018 as a restaurant and nightclub.

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Friends of the Chicago River’s Summer Speaker Series on the Riverwalk continues with Dr. Phil Willink of Shedd Aquarium, speaking on invasive species in the Chicago River. 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on the plaza at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. Map. More info.

Today
Millennium Park Summer Music Series presents Amadou & Mariam (Afro Pop) and Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota Hip-Hop). 6:30 p.m., Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Map. More info.

Tuesday
Music and poetry at St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago. Poet Richie Hofmann, recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and the AWP Intro Journal Award for Poetry, joins Chicago-based contemporary music collective Ensemble Dal Niente for an evening of performing new works. 5:45 p.m., St James Cathedral, 65 East Huron Street. Free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Map. More info.