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A downturn in suburban rents, occupancy levels

Downtown Round Lake

“One month’s free rent” signs dotted the roadside last week as I traversed Lake County on my way to Fox Lake. The signs registered more vividly than the passing place names: Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, North Chicago, Park City, Gurnee, Gages Lake, Wildwood, Grayslake, Hainesville, Round Lake, Long Lake and Fox Lake. A ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 22, 2012
North ShoreLake Bluff

Abbott’s bad news for Lake Bluff, North Chicago

Abbott Laboratories, a major employer in Lake County, announced plans to lay off 1,900 workers, about 1,000 of them in Illinois, primarily in Lake County. That’s a serious blow to the housing market in North Chicago, Lake Bluff and neighboring communities. North Chicago, in particular, was already reeling badly, with a median list price of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2011