That's a good deal, experts say. "I'd be very happy to pay that rent," said Wayne Caplan, director of investment with commercial real estate firm Sperry Van Ness and a director with the Chicago Association of Realtors.
Dennis Culloton said the lease arrangement was handled by a Realtor and the firm also pays property taxes on top of rent.
Peter VandeMotter of Mundelein weighed in on IDOT plans for I-290 saying, "I am not going to argue whether the Eisenhower is the worst area expressway. Easily it is in the top three. Nor will I predict the action of Oak Park, which once wanted to cover it with a park. But I will point out that its troubles were sown during its construction.
"The Eisenhower was the first Chicago expressway with rapid transit in the median. What many don't know is it replaced the Garfield Park Elevated. The Chicago, Aurora and Elgin (Railroad) had trackage rights on that line. However, they were terminated when the new line opened, forcing a transfer at Forest Park for those going downtown. A short time later, the line went out of business. Whether it could have kept operating if it had trackage rights we will never know. But it is a good example of how bad planning has long-lasting effects."
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If you're taking Metra and the CTA's Red Line to reach U.S. Cellular Field for the Sox/Cubs matchup today, Tuesday or Wednesday, it could be your lucky day. CTA staff will hand out commemorative posters to fans exiting the 35th Street station regardless of which team you support.
I, of course, am neutral on this issue (go Sox).
You should know
As of May 31, eight children across the country died as a result of heat stroke when they were left unattended in cars.
The safety organization KidsAndCars reminds parents and caregivers that the temperature in a vehicle can soar by 35 degrees in less than 30 minutes.
Children's body temperatures rise faster than adults and infants are especially susceptible.