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Chicago Cheat Sheet: Former CME chief Melamed sells Glencoe mansion … & more

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Former CME chairman sells Glencoe mansion after slashing ask in half

Former Chicago Mercantile Exchange Chairman Leo Melamed and his wife, Betty, sold their seven-bedroom mansion in Glencoe for $1.7 million and paid $735,000 for a three-bedroom, 2,200-square-foot condominium unit in the Gold Coast. The couple first listed the 17-room mansion for $3.495 million in 2012, cutting its ask six times before settling on $1.875 million in March. [Chicago Tribune]

Cook County one of nation’s biggest population losers

A RentCafe report said Cook County has been one of the nation’s big losers in terms of population. The report used Census data to determine the county lost 290,000 residents due to domestic migration, which does not count gains from immigration or births. Only Los Angeles County fared worse. [Globe St.]

NorthShore to open 50 more immediate care centers

NorthShore University HealthSystem plans to open an additional 50 immediate care centers over the next two years. The health care system plans to spend $50 million to $60 million on the additional immediate care centers and $300 million to $350 million repositioning three of its hospitals to focus on certain specialties. Some of the new care centers will be in former retail spaces and others will be in new buildings, an official said. [Chicago Tribune]

Dayton Street signs another tenant at 1500 West Carroll

Virtual design and construction service company VIATechnik inked a 6,350-square-foot lease at Dayton Street Partners’ 1500 West Carroll Avenue in Chicago. Dayton Street spent more than $4 million in renovations on the six-story, 38,000-square-foot loft office building on the western edge of Fulton Market, and VIATechnik is the fourth tenant to sign there recently. [REJournals]

Open House Chicago draws 100K attendees

The Chicago Architecture Center said some 100,000 people took part in Open House Chicago 2018 earlier this month. Attendance figures matched the record set in 2016 and represent a 5 percent increase from 2017 for the event, which throws open the doors to sites around the city, many of them typically not open to the public. [REJournals]

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