Funeral director Marcus Jaeger and his wife, Leeandra sold their 4,400 four-bedroom, five-bath a few steps from Bartlett Hills Golf Club for $502,000 in January. They bought the home in 2006 for $740,000, or $925,000 in today’s dollars.
Among Illinois counties, Boone, Montgomery and Bond had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Ten House Republicans, including State Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights), voted in favor of a measure that would make female-only bathrooms, prisons, schools, and shelters unconstitutional, require women to serve in military combat roles and ban any public accommodation for pregnant women.
Illinois GOP Chairman Timothy Schneider was just 22, fresh out of University of Illinois and helping his father run their family's Elgin area golf course when he was introduced to the power of politics.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
State Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights), who frustrated party leaders by voting for a 32 percent income tax increase last summer, now is refusing to publicly oppose a much larger proposed income tax increase.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.