Chicago Tribune

Take Root Program Helps to Educate About Foreclosure Prevention

The housing market is improving in Illinois, but there are still a lot of financially stressed homeowners, and agencies are trying to get the word out that help is available. Within Illinois, 82,000 homeowners with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were delinquent on their payments at the end of March, according to …

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Itasca Idyll: A Hidden Small Town

Traffic races by on Interstate Highway 290 and the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, while airplanes from O’Hare International Airport soar overhead. Tucked away from the bustle is Itasca, a remarkably secluded and low-key western suburb with residents going about their business like the Whos in Whoville. In many ways, this sliver of DuPage County hasn’t changed much …

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