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Open country for business, says River North candidate for Congress

The coronavirus may not be as serious a threat as we’re being told, says the River North resident running for United States Congress, and it’s time to re-open the country for business.

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STREETERVILLE
COVID-19 helps settle 18-month-long hotel strike
A strike by hotel workers in Chicago that tested the patience of downtown residents has finally been settled.
CRIME & SAFETY
River North steakhouse among businesses burglarized during shelter order
Chicago police are investigating the burglaries of at least three North Side businesses early Sunday, as city officials encourage business owners to take special precautions during the statewide COVID-19 shelter order.
RIVER NORTH
Architects sue developer of failed Superior Street tower over unpaid plans
Chicago-based Skidmore Owings & Merrill says a New York developer has not paid for the architectural plans for a 60-story tower at Superior Street & Wabash Avenue that was not built.
Lawsuit says city sold parking lot to developer then denied permit needed to operate it
The developer of a condominium project in River North has sued the City of Chicago, claiming the city sold it a commercial parking lot but is now blocking them from operating it.
REAL ESTATE
Coronavirus imperils Chicago’s residential real estate market
While real estate is still listed as an ‘essential service,’ the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has nearly shut down the housing market in Chicago.
Home loan market is bright light in nation’s ‘virus economy’
While Chicagoans and most Americans continue to wrestle with the widespread shutdowns from the coronavirus and a broad pullback in consumer spending, the nation’s home loan market may be the one bright light in the economy.
North Side apartment building values rising despite downturn
The end of the Bull Market and the stock market declines sparked by the coronavirus economy are driving more and more serious buyers into investment real estate.
Best mortgage refinance lenders of 2020
With interest rates as low as they are, refinancing your mortgage can lower your monthly expenses. But there are pitfalls.
LOOP
Pedestrian traffic in Loop down 80 percent from year ago
As Chicagoans stay home to curb transmission of COVID-19, the Loop is feeling the impact in a way that can be measured.
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