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  • Bank CEO's fire-and-rehire maneuver reaps windfall at taxpayer expense
    Yesterday, Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11 hours ago
    Three months before the 2016 election, the chief executive of a small, privately held bank in Chicago was appointed to Donald Trump's 13-member economic advisory team. Stephen Calk may have expected his foray into presidential politics to open new doors.
  • LO Training and Conferences; Teams With Different Comp Plans?
    Yesterday, Thursday, July 19, 2018, 20 hours ago
    "Rob, are you hearing, now that the CFPB is perceived to have lost its teeth, that some lenders are providing their loan officers two different rate sheets?" Unfortunately, yes, I am hearing that, but hopefully it is an untrue rumor. It would certainly fly in the face of fair lending and would give another black eye to our industry.
  • Can high-profile park projects, catalysts for development, play nice with neighboring communities?
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 2:00 AM
    The 606, a rails-to-trails park traversing parts of Chicago's near northwest side, has become a case study in the impact of new parks on surrounding neighborhoods. Chicago's 606 , a former industrial rail line turned linear park on the city's near northwest side, opened in 2015 and has quickly become a part of daily life.
  • Leavitt: Dancing on the Dan Ryan to a boogie-woogie beat
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:00 AM
    Jesse Jackson Sr., attracted a lot of attention on the way to the July 7 Dan Ryan protest. This snatch from a catchy old Louis Jordan song was written to reflect the mood of some returning World War II vets who found that jobs they were qualified for were few.
  • Becky Brock and Hani Ali Chosen as Cover Stories for July 2018 Issues of Featured Agent Magazine
    Thursday, July 12, 2018, 8:37 AM
    July 2018 Real Estate and Mortgage Editions include features on professionals in Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, and Nebraska. The accomplished professionals profiled in this month's issues are highly committed to their clients and their communities.
  • Chicago could soon test universal basic income program
    Monday, July 16, 2018, 11:39 PM
    Chicago may test a universal basic income pilot program that would pay 1,000 families $500 a month. Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar recently proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with a $500 monthly stipend-- no questions asked.
  • Triumph Bancorp (TBK) ∓mp;mp;mp;mp; First Community Bancshares (FCBC) Head to Head Analysis
    Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4:43 PM
    Triumph Bancorp and First Community Bancshares are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk. This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Triumph Bancorp and First Community Bancshares, as reported by MarketBeat.
  • Obama could feel heat from developer's trial
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 5:32 PM
    Jury selection begins Monday, March 2, 2008, at federal court in Chicago for Rezko who is charged with using political clout to run a multimillion-dollar extortion scheme. less **ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 2 - FILE** Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a fundraiser and political confidant for Gov. Rod Blagojevich, leaves the federal building in Chicago in this Oct. 19, 2006, file photo.
  • Could blockchain technology transform homebuying in Cook County - and beyond?
    Monday, July 09, 2018, 7:50 AM
    The current property transaction process is a series of information handoffs from one party to another - credit report to lender, title verification to buyer, appraisal to everyone, and so on. Blockchain technology could create a single place where all parties record their data.
  • Illinois settles with bank over mortgage securities
    Thursday, July 05, 2018, 7:46 PM
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