Check out Bob's weekly column in the Chicago Tribune this coming Sunday (link already available online) about Mike Flannery, a Chicago broadcast journalist who has covered politics for decades, placing his house in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood on the market for $1,250,000. Also featured: actor Steve Martin's house in the movie "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," which just sold for $1,400,000. In addition, the widow of the late Northwestern University football coach Randy Walker sells a home in Wilmette, Ill. -- which she and her husband purchased just before his death -- for $1,555,000.