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City planners back grocery-condo dev. in Lincoln Park

From the Chicago Sun-Times | City planners Thursday endorsed a mixed-used development on the site of the old Lincoln Park Hospital on the North Side in a rare move to override the wishes of the local alderman. The proposal by Sandz Development Co. calls for a Fresh Market store on the 3-acre site at Halsted and Webster. It also includes a medical office building, about 160 residences and public parking. Get the full story>>

Driver Bobby Rahal buys Lincoln Park mansion

ELITE STREET | By Bob Goldsborough | Retired professional race car driver Bobby Rahal, who won the 1986 Indianapolis 500, moved from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, in 1981, but the Glen Ellyn native never forgot his roots.

A part-time Chicago resident from 2005 until 2008, Rahal, 57, now is set to make Chicago his exclusive home. He recently paid $3.295 million for a 12-room, 6,600-square-foot Lincoln Park mansion and also has listed his longtime six-bedroom, 13,192-square-foot mansion on 8 acres in New Albany, Ohio, for $4.75 million. Get the full story »

Francis J. Dewes House selling for $9.9 million

ELITE STREET | By Bob Goldsborough | The landmarked, 9,768-square-foot Francis J. Dewes mansion in Lincoln Park has hosted weddings and exclusive parties for years. It has now become available for $9.9 million

Developer Fred Latsko took control of the five-bedroom mansion about seven years ago, when he acquired its mortgage and foreclosed on it. Since then, Latsko has completely restored the grandiose German Baroque and French-style mansion, which was finished in 1896 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Get the full story »

Foreclosures chill Lincoln Park, Near South markets

A boy skips by an unfinished home in Lincoln Park. (William DeShazer/ Chicago Tribune)

Chicago’s once-hot neighborhoods are getting hammered by foreclosures.

In Chicago’s Loop, for instance, 73 foreclosure filings were made during the three months ended Sept. 30. Combine that with filings made earlier in the year and foreclosures up almost 77 percent from the first nine months of 2009, to 205 properties. The Near North, Near South and Near West sides, as well as Lincoln Park, also saw double-digit increases, according to a third-quarter foreclosure report scheduled to be released Thursday by the Woodstock Institute. Get the full story »

Apple’s Lincoln Park store to open next Saturday

From Crain’s Chicago Business | Apple Inc. plans to open its second city location, in Lincoln Park at 801 W. North Ave., at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23.o the public next Saturday. It’s the Apple’s ninth store in the Chicago area. Get the full story>>