A lot can change over a decade; and not all of it necessarily good. When Dennis Rodkin wrote "The New Rules of Real Estate" for Chicago magazine back in 2000, the housing market was a hotbed of activity--but no longer.
Cities have been tearing down crumbling, vacant houses for decades. The money for municipal demolition bills usually comes out of city budgets, but in Cleveland the housing crisis has started to change that equation.Bill Beavers has lived on Cleveland's Dove Street since 1967.
Home prices around the country have fallen into a double dip. After declining around 30 percent from their peak, they started to rise a bit last summer with the help of a federal tax credit.But with that stimulus gone, prices are now sliding again to new lows.
Some young radio producers are organizing for control of the Chicago area’s only noncommercial Latino broadcast outlet.They’re upset about plans by the National Museum of Mexican Art to sell the building and license of WRTE-FM Chicago (90.5), a youth-run station known as Radio Arte that airs music a