Monday, March 18, 2013
The famed R&B Artist’s former Olympia Fields home was sold for less than a fifth of its former value in a Monday auction.
J.P. Morgan Chase was the sole bidder in a Monday auction for R. Kelly’s mansion—formerly valued at $5.16 million, Sun-Times Media reports. They snagged the property, which they held the mortgage on, for $950,000—a number they set as the plaintiff in the foreclosure suit. The Emmy-award-winning singer and songwriter was reportedly in arrears on his mortgage payments dating back to summer 2010. Chase bank claimed last year that R. Kelly owed over $2.9 million on the property. The 22,000-square-foot mansion, located on Maros Lane in Olympia Fields, features: Get the full story by the Sun-Times Media Get in on the conversation. Join Patch today.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This weekend, and every first weekend of the month for the rest of the year, all Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders are eligible for free admission to Chicago's top museums.
Good news for all Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders. Your respective financial institutions would like to add some culture to your life. That’s why they’re offering free admission to various Chicago museums to cardholders every first full weekend of the month throughout the rest of the year. They’re kicking it off this weekend, March 2 and March 3 in honor of National Women’s History Month. Just show your bankcard and an ID to the museum admission desk for free access. The deal applies to cardholders, exclusively. Anyone without a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card will have to pay. The following museums are participating:
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The man shimmied down 15 stories of the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to reports.
Police recently raided a Tinley home in search of 38-year-old Kenneth Conley—the “Happy Bandit” imprisoned for robbing the Walt’s Foods MB Financial bank last year. They’ve been on the lookout for him since earlier this morning when he used a makeshift bed sheet rope to escape from his 15-story high cell at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Conley absconded from the prison along with fellow bank robber 37-year-old Jose Banks, according to the Trib. Chicago Heights police originally arrested Conley for stealing $4,000 from MB Financial when they caught him pointing a gun at someone from within his gold Land Rover, the Tribune reports. It is suggested that Conley used at least part …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The man who robbed the TCF location in Homewood inside of Jewel-Osco on Halsted may be responsible for an Aug. 12 robbery at another TCF location in South Chicago Heights.
The man who allegedly robbed the TCF location inside of Jewel on Halsted today may be tied with an Aug. 12 South Chicago Heights TCF robbery, according to the FBI. The TCF bandit, described as a black, heavy-set male somewhere between five-foot- eight and five-foot-ten inches high, was captured on camera wearing a baseball cap during both robberies. He was wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt during the Homewood robbery earlier today. Sign up for Chicago Heights breaking news alerts. The bandit walked up to the TCF location within Jewel sometime around 9 a.m. earlier today and presented a note demanding cash, according to a Chicago Tribune report. He left, on foot, after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, they said. No weapon …