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Investors slow Chicago-area home purchases

Mary Ellen Podmolik •
Chicago Tribune

For institutional investors, Chicago’s housing market just isn’t as desirable as it was a year ago. Rising home prices, along with a decline in foreclosure activity, is shrinking the number of local homes purchased by deep-pocketed institutional investors that turn the properties into rentals. That slowdown may be welcome to homeowners and local governments, which

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Chicago Tribune Paul Sullivan column

Paul Sullivan •
Chicago Tribune

Though Jake Arrieta’s bid for second straight no-hitter and home scoreless inning streak ended early Thursday, anything seems possible when he’s pitching. Wearing a blue Cubs hoodie that partially hid his face on a chilly afternoon at Wrigley Field, Jake Arrieta strode to the bullpen at 12:50 p.m. Thursday to continue his quest for perfection.

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