Morning Minute: Chicago area’s commuter-friendliest suburbs

La Grange, Wilmette and Arlington Heights topped a recent DePaul University list of the most commuter-friendly suburbs in the Chicago area, the Chicago Tribune reports. The study looked at 20 transit suburbs and ranked them on 47 factors including: the availability of commuter-rail service daily, number of departures and how walkable the stations were.

In other news:

Foreclosure filings increase in 60 percent of large U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)

Chicago-area foreclosure activity jumps 28 percent in first half (Crains)

Q-C home sales up 8.2 percent over last year (Quad-Cities Online)

 

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Associate Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Associate Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.