Check out Bob's weekly column in this coming Sunday's Chicago Tribune (available online now), in which he breaks the story of Chicago TV reporter Ben Bradley cutting the asking price of his five-bedroom, 2,898-square-foot house in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood from $1,350,000 to $1,299,000.

Also featured: Bob writes about former Oprah Winfrey attorney, agent and adviser Jeff Jacobs having his David Adler-designed, 13-room, duplex penthouse co-op unit in east Lincoln Park on the market for $5,750,000, and about one of the few mansions on Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's Gold Coast being recently reduced from $4,900,000 to $4,400,000.