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Trump and his transition team push ahead, meeting with political allies

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:49
Job seekers, advisers and would-be allies paraded through Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, over the weekend as President-elect Donald Trump worked on filling his Cabinet. By Sunday, Marine Gen. James Mattis had emerged as a leading contender for secretary of Defense.Members of the Trump team took to the Sunday talk shows. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who heads Trump's transition, and the incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus, defended Trump's Cabinet picks so far and elaborated on Trump's more controversial campaign promises, including the reinstatement of waterboarding and a ban on Muslims entering the country.Trump, who met Saturday with Mattis, called him "the real deal" and a "brilliant, wonderful man." In a tweet early Sunday morning, Trump said "General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General's General!"A person familiar with transition discussions, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that no decision has been reached about whether Mattis will join the Trump administration. Now a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Mattis has publicly criticized Obama's defense and national security policies.Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, whom Trump met with on Saturday for more than an hour, is under "active and serious consideration" to serve as secretary of state, Pence said. "I know the president-elect was very grateful that Governor Mitt Romney came here to New Jersey yesterday," Pence said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation." "We spent the better part of an hour together with him. And then I know that the two of them actually had some private time together. I would tell you that it was not only a cordial meeting but also it was a very substantive meeting." It is still an open question whether Romney, once a fierce critic of the president-elect, would be willing to serve in a Trump administration.After Trump and Pence attended services at nearby Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminster, they began back-to-back meetings with a dozen people, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had been ousted as chairman of Trump's transition team; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an immigration hard-liner. Trump spokesman Jason Miller said "there definitely is a possibility" that more Cabinet announcements could be made Monday.More waterboarding?In his interview on CBS, Pence did not rule out the possibility that Trump could reinstate waterboarding as an interrogation technique against terrorism suspects during his administration, a practice that Congress made illegal after its use during the George W. Bush administration.Sen. John McCain, speaking Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum, insisted that any attempt to bring back waterboarding, which simulates drowning, would be quickly challenged in court."I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do," the Arizona Republican said. "We will not torture. My God, what does it say about America if we're going to inflict torture on people?"Pence said he has "great respect for Senator McCain" but added that "we're going to have a president again who will never say what we'll never do.""What I can tell you is that going forward, as he outlined in that famous speech in Ohio, is that a President Donald Trump is going to focus on confronting and defeating radical Islamic terrorism as a threat to this country," Pence said.

Buffalo Grove church packed for interfaith service

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:36
For 26 years, the annual interfaith Thanksgiving celebration in Buffalo Grove has brought members of local Christian and Jewish congregations together in prayer. This year's service drew a standing-room-only crowd Sunday night at St. Mary Catholic Church. "Our nation is in the middle of a difficult time, filled with division and harshness," Rabbi Lisa Bellows of Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove said in the opening prayer. "We are in need of hope and healing."

Former Fremd runner's heart beats on through fundraiser, student screenings

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:16
Seven years after former Fremd High School athlete Joshua Jared Hardy died suddenly from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, his spirit lived on Sunday at Hoofin' 4 Hardy, a 5K race that raises money to provide local high school students with free heart screenings.

Hilton Developer Secures Loan

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:10
The developer of the Hilton Brooklyn is recapitalizing the soon-to-open hotel at a time that increasing headwinds are buffeting New York City’s hotel businesses.

Developers Eye Office-to-Warehouse Conversions

Wall Street Journal Real Estate - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 21:08
Property developers wouldn’t typically consider replacing an office building with a warehouse, but in parts of New York and New Jersey, a red-hot warehouse market driven by the rise of e-commerce has upended that.

'Hamilton' disruption leads to arrest in Chicago

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 20:21
The night after a New York "Hamilton" star lectured the vice present-elect from the stage, irking Donald Trump, the Chicago production had some drama of its own in the seats, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Bears hit hard by injuries in loss to Giants

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 19:12
Unlike last week, when the Bears played horribly for the entire 60 minutes in a 36-10 loss to the Buccaneers, they at least played well for one half of Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Giants.

Tree-lighting opens holiday season in Bensenville

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 17:29
Santa Claus and his reindeer were among the guests of honor Sunday as Bensenville opened the holiday season with its tree-lighting ceremony.

Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz joins NYC swastika protest

Plainfield News - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 17:21
NEW YORK – Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz has attended a protest by hundreds of people at a New York City park named for his late bandmate vandalized with swastikas and the words "Go Trump!"

The Great Train Show makes stop at Lake County Fairgrounds

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 15:52
The Great Train Show offered model and toy train lovers a chance to see working layout displays, visit with exhibitors and shop from more thatn 250 tables of train items Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

One person seriously injured in Lake in the Hills house fire

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 14:41
Firefighters responding to a Lake in the Hills house fire Saturday rescued one person who was trapped inside, officials said.

Study Shows Low-Income Housing Does Not Impact Property Values

Real Estate News - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 13:10

As markets across the country stretch tight with low inventory and high selling prices, many homeowners fear, and even boycott, low-income housing. Specifically, homeowners are wary of the integration of HUD-supported Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) housing projects. Why? Some believe that these government-supported homes may lower the values of properties nearby.

A recent study powered by Trulia wipes these fears clean by setting the table with surprising news: in the nation’s 20 least affordable housing markets, low-income housing built during a 10-year span shows no negative effect on nearby home values. We repeat: No. Negative. Effect. The only markets with any negative implication are in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., where low-income homes had a negative impact on price per square foot.

In the other 19 markets, which include Honolulu, Hawaii; Orange County, Calif.; and Miami, Fla., no downfalls of integrated low-income housing surfaced. In an interesting plot twist, homes located near low-income housing projects in Denver, Colo. actually registered a positive impact in terms of price per square foot.

Check out more of the study’s findings below, and read the full results here.


Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at

This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Visit the blog daily for housing and real estate tips and trends, Like Housecall on Facebook and follow @HousecallBlog on Twitter.

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Explore America’s Neighborhoods: Montford, Asheville, N.C.

Real Estate News - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 13:05

Thomas Wolfe’s autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel tells the story of a fictionalized Asheville, N.C. In it he writes, “Dull people filled him with terror.” This observation makes sense, given that only a handful of people lived in the small town of Montford when Wolfe was growing up.

However, the neighborhood was annexed to the city of Asheville in 1905 following a development plan organized by the Asheville Loan, Construction, and Improvement Company. From there, the once-dull neighborhood of Montford dropped its independence and picked up fabulousness.

Though predominantly used for single-family homes, land use in Montford has been mixed since the earliest days of development. The old Highland Hospital, located off the northern end of Montford Avenue, was the scene of a deadly fire in 1948—among the victims was Zelda Fitzgerald.

Author William Sydney Porter, commonly known as O’Henry, was also a native of Montford. His grave can be found at the Riverside Cemetery, along with Wolfe’s. Clearly this small neighborhood, bounded by the U.S. Routes 19/23, I-240, and Broadway, managed to amass an arsenal of stellar literary figures.

But these literary giants were not the only neighborhood stars. For starters, the enterprise that was Montford was taken over by George Willis Pack, known back then as a Midwestern lumber tycoon and now recorded in history as a “philanthropist and benefactor” of both the town’s library and square.

The demographic sphere in Montford was comprised of mostly middle class, day-to-day players such as lawyers, doctors, businessmen and architects. Many working class and African-American citizens also found a home in this neighborhood.

Montford became a listed Historic District in 1977 in the National Register of Historic Places, a merit it also achieved at a local level in 1981 through the Asheville City Counci


Gabrielle van Welie is RISMedia’s editorial intern. Email her your real estate news ideas at

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Bensenville issues boil order

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 11:36
Bensenville has issued a boil order for residents as a safety precaution after the village experienced a loss of water pressure Saturday night.

Long Grove trustee running for village president

Daily Herald - Sun, 11/20/2016 - 10:31
Long Grove Village Trustee Bill Jacob will run for village president in the April 4 municipal election. Jacob won election to the village board in 2015 as part of a slate that opposed a plan to levy the village's first property tax levy and advocated for the creation of a long-range plan for revitalizing the village.


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