Two Chicago-based non-profits, Community Investment Corporation and Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, have won prestigious MacArthur Foundation grants. The MacArthur Foundation is known for giving genius grants to creative people, but the group also makes annual awards t
A new study says Chicago-area foreclosure cases are taking longer to process. The data, compiled by Woodstock Institute, says the median time for a house to complete foreclosure in the second quarter of 2011 was 359 days.
As huge numbers of foreclosed homes continue to work their way through the real estate pipeline, another problem is blossoming — mold.In most homes, as residents go in and out and the seasons change, natural ventilation sucks moisture up to the attic and out through the roof.