The national foreclosure rate increased by more than 3 percent in October compared to the previous month. Some groups across the country are trying to change that by buying underwater mortgages and keeping families in their homes.
Waterview Tower was supposed to be the fifth tallest building in Chicago. For three years, it's remained an unfinished shell -- a 25-story monument to the recession. Now it'll be turned into rental units.
Because of Illinois' business tax increase, Sears has become the latest company to threaten to leave the state. The increase has backfired big time on the governor, who's scrambling to make deals to keep major companies from leaving the state.