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March 14, 2011

"Apprentice" Bill Rancic sells his mansion in Hinsdale, IL for $4.6 million

Check out Bob's breaking-news blast today on the Chicago Tribune's Chicago Breaking Business page, where Bob breaks the story of Bill Rancic, who won the first season of Donald Trump's reality show "The Apprentice," selling his five-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot mansion in Hinsdale, Ill. for $4,600,000 ...

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March 7, 2011

Chicago sportscaster Steve Kashul pays $385K for a house in Naperville, IL

Check out Bob's weekly real estate column in the Chicago Tribune from Sunday, where Bob broke the story of Chicago sportscaster Steve Kashul deciding to stay put in Naperville, Ill. (after flirting with moving to Chicago's northwest suburbs) and paying $385,000 for a four-bedroom, 2,780-square-foot house ...

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Feb. 18, 2011

Two Chicago homes with ties to architect Frank Lloyd Wright recently sell

Check out Bob's recent weekly column in the Chicago Tribune, where he wrote about two Chicago houses with ties to Frank Lloyd Wright recently selling. (second item)

First, a house that Wright designed in the Rogers Park neighborhood recently sold for $1,700,000, while a damaged Gold Coast ...

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Feb. 18, 2011

Former R. Kelly mansion in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood gets price cut from $3.89 million to $3.5 million

Check out Bob's breaking-news alert on the Chicago Tribune's Chicago Breaking Business website, where Bob broke the news of R&B star R. Kelly's former mansion in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood getting a price reduction from $3,890,000 to $3,500,000.

Kelly owned the house ...

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Jan. 10, 2011

Former Chicago Blackhawk and current Carolina Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu lists his two-bedroom condo in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood for $499K

Check out Bob's weekly column in the Chicago Tribune's Real Estate section from last week, where Bob broke the news of former Chicago Blackhawks forward Tuomo Ruutu -- now with the Caroline Hurricanes -- listing his two-bedroom condominium unit in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood for $499,000. The unit ...

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Dec. 9, 2010

Chicago's opulent and historic, 9,768-square-foot Francis J. Dewes mansion in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood is listed for $9.9M

Check out Bob's recent exclusive breaking-news alert on the Chicago Tribune's Chicago Breaking Business website, in which Bob breaks the news of the historic Francis J. Dewes mansion in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood coming on the market for $9,900,000. The mansion's longtime owner ...

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Dec. 9, 2010

Most expensive Chicago-area home on the market gets a $5M (yes, $5M) price cut: from $28M to $23M

Check out Bob's breaking-news alert recently from the Chicago Tribune's Chicago Breaking Business website, where Bob broke the news of a mansion in Winnetka, Ill. that had been on the market for a Chicago-area record $28,000,000 undergoing a massive, $5,000,000 price reduction. Even at ...

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Dec. 9, 2010

DePaul University Blue Demons basketball coach Oliver Purnell pays $3.075M for a mansion in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood

Check out Bob's weekly real estate column in last Sunday's Chicago Tribune, in which Bob reported on DePaul University Blue Demons head men's basketball coach Oliver Purnell paying $3,075,000 to buy a mansion in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, near the school.

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Sept. 26, 2010

Outgoing Chicago Blackhawks goalie Cristobal Huet lists his 5BR, four-level condo in a high-rise in Chicago's River North neighborhood for $3M

Check out Bob's weekly real estate column from the Chicago Tribune that will run tomorrow, Sunday, September 26, in which Bob breaks the news of soon-to-be-former Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Cristobal Huet placing his five-bedroom, four-level condominium unit in the Millennium Centre high-rise in Chicago's River North neighborhood on ...

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Sept. 26, 2010

Common puts Chicago condo unit up for rent, historic mansion in Glen Ellyn, IL available for $1.799M, vintage co-op on Chicago's Gold Coast that industrialist Brooks McCormick owned until his death s

Check out Bob's weekly real estate column in the Chicago Tribune from this past Sunday. The column is led by Bob's exclusive -- previously written about on this blog when the Tribune first published the item online item in the middle of the previous week -- about rapper and actor ...

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