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St. Louis-Metro East has top ‘underwater’ mortgage rate among Illinois’ largest MSAs

Among Illinois’ most populous urban centers, the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Metro East, posted the highest percentage of mortgages that owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to a home equity analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: 28 percent of mortgages in Piatt County considered ‘equity-rich’

Among Illinois counties, Piatt, Moultrie and Monroe had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 40 percent of mortgages in Boone County considered ‘underwater’

Among Illinois counties, Boone, Montgomery and Bond had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis of occupational licensing burdens ranks Illinois No. 35

Illinois ranked 35th among U.S. states that have burdensome licensing laws for lower-income jobs, according to a report by the Institute for Justice (IJ).

Analysis: 16.1 percent of Illinois property owners are ‘equity rich’

In Illinois, owners of more than 393,000 properties with mortgages have at least 50 percent equity in their homes, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

Analysis: 15.9 percent of Illinois property owners' mortgages are 'underwater'

In Illinois, owners of 387,854 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.

OPINION: Every aspect of an individual’s well-being is connected, and our approach to healthcare should be the same

The ever-rising cost of healthcare has been a constant and unyielding pressure on individuals, employers and government.

Analysis: Kendall County has the highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 239 properties in Kendall County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the highest foreclosure rate in Illinois, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Illinois has the 4th highest foreclosure rate for first quarter

One in 425 properties in Illinois started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Mulligan promoted to general manager of advisory services at Edelman

Sheila Mulligan, who has worked at Edelman in Chicago for more than a decade, has been promoted to a senior leadership position at the international communications marketing firm.

Haro hired as executive vice president at Edelman

Tari Haro recently was hired at worldwide communications marketing firm Edelman as an executive vice president of B2B technology in Chicago.

Edelman names Koesterer to senior vice president

Edelman recently named Phil Koesterer senior vice president, planning director, B2B at the international firm's Chicago office.

Sammons Financial employees are making a difference in their communities

Chicago-based Sammons Financial Group recently highlighted its 2017 community involvement activities, which included more than 7,000 volunteer hours by its employees.

Analysis: Bureau, Winnebago and Coles counties have highest property tax rates in Illinois

With an effective property tax rate of 3.64 percent, Bureau County has the highest tax rate among Illinois counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Counties in Virginia, Texas and Missouri pay lowest property tax rate in U.S.

From TX Business Daily

With an effective property tax rate of 0.1 percent, Mecklenburg County in Virginia has the lowest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania county pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of 3.99 percent, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania has the highest tax rate among U.S. counties, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

Sammons Financial Group reflects on past volunteer events

Sammons Financial Group has posted a video on its company YouTube page looking back at volunteer events that employees participated in last year.

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