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  • Chicago becomes second major city to sue Equifax over data breach

    Follows San Francisco in suing credit reporting agency
    For the second time in two days, one of nation’s largest cities announced that it is suing Equifax over the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach, which led to the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers being exposed. First it was the city of San Francisco, and now, Chicago is suing as well.
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  • Cook County judge indicted for role in mortgage fraud scheme

    Jessica O’Brien accused of fraudulently obtaining $1.4 million in mortgage loans
    A Cook County, Illinois, judge finds herself on the wrong end of criminal charges after federal authorities accused her of taking part in a $1.4 million mortgage fraud scheme. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jessica O’Brien caused lenders to issue and refinance approximately $1.4 million in mortgage and commercial loans by “making false representations and concealing material facts in documents submitted to the lenders.”
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  • Chicago housing market saw solid improvement in 2015

    RE/MAX: Median price, home sales rose
    The housing market in the Chicago metropolitan area experienced steady improvement in 2015, with the median sales price and the number of home sales rising over the previous year, according to a new report from RE/MAX.
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  • Chicago luxury home sales booming

    Sales are soaring for $1 million and above homes
    In the first three quarters of 2014, there were 1,675 total units sold at $1 million or more in the Chicago area, which is up 8% over last year. The homes sold with a median sales price of $1,350,000, which is up 3% compared to the same period in 2013.
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