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Credit score key with mortgage rates headed toward five percent

If lenders will be charging credit-worthy borrowers five percent for 30-year fixed loans by the end of 2018, what rate will borrowers with less-than-perfect credit scores have to pay?

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CRIME & SAFETY

Man robbed at gunpoint on CTA train on a Sunday afternoon

A man was robbed at gunpoint on a CTA train in the Loop – on a Sunday afternoon – though the robber was caught moments later.

Shoplifter beats Mag Mile security guard with tire iron

Struck in the head with a tire iron, a security guard on the Magnificent Mile needed stitches after a run-in with a woman he says was shoplifting.

West siders charged in River North gun incident have long arrest records

The twelve people arrested after a gun discharged at a River North hotel had, collectively, 48 arrests, and that was before the December 24 incident.

LEGAL

Loop attorney censured over traffic tickets in car registered to client

Too many traffic tickets in a car co-owned by a client has led to formal reprimand of a lawyer in the Loop.

TOP STORIES OF 2017

Condo lifestyle, softball among Loop North’s most-viewed stories of 2017

The dark side of living in a condominium, the Chicago Riverwalk, and 16-inch softball were among the most popular topics to readers of Loop North News last year.

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REAL ESTATE

Chicago Plan Commission to discuss River North tower this week

The 76-story residential and retail tower proposed for Chicago Avenue & State Street is on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the Chicago Plan Commission.

Tax reform slices real estate ownership benefits and may spike rents

Chicago apartment renters could be slapped with hefty rent increases in 2018 because of tax reform.

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Today
Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first solo museum exhibition of Chicago-based artist Paul Heyer. In his most immersive installation to date, Heyer creates a multisensory, dream-like realm that combines his ethereal paintings and sculptures with ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) sounds that trigger euphoric feelings in the visitor. Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue. Map. More info.

Wednesday
River North Business Association Business After Hours networking event at Katana Chicago. With its distinctive energy and style, Katana is the perfect setting for RNBA to celebrate the new year. Bring plenty of business cards for this fantastic night of networking! 5:30-7:00 p.m., Katana, 339 North Dearborn Street. Cost: $40. Map. More info.

Thursday
City Club of Chicago presents Sanctuary Cities: Yes or No? Cook County Board Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García, Brian McCann, retired 34-year veteran of Chicago Public Schools, and former congressman Joe Walsh. 11:30 a.m. reception. 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Cost: $50. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Map. More info.