Jim Ludes: Your Grundy & Will County Expert's Thoughts

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  The Joliet Junior College Wolves have won the NJCAA Division III World Series Championship! Two local young men were very pivotal in leading the Wolves to the top of the junior college ranks: Wilmington's Dillon Roark was the tournament's Most Valuable Player as well as taking honors on the al...
The L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics are set to square off in an NBA Finals.....and this time, I didn't just get out of elementary school for the summer! The matchup the league most wanted to see (get your conspiracy theories fired up) is now a reality. And for what it's worth- here's my 2 cents.....
There are a number of buyers out there waiting with baited breath for the housing market to bottom out so they can snag a house on the "best possible deal." Fair enough. I get that. I, however, disagree with the logic and the execution. How do you know when the market has hit its bottom? When you...
For the first time in school history, the Coal City Coalers are heading to the state baseball finals! The Coalers avenged a football playoff loss to Addison Driscoll with a crushing 8-4 victory on Monday afternoon at Benedictine University in Lisle. The Coalers will be playing Stanford Olympia at...
Though I feel that voting for the MLB All-Star game begins a little too early, we're getting to the point where it actually starts to matter. I urge you, if you fill out an all-star ballot to strongly consider Chicago White Sox starting left fielder, Carlos Quentin as a write-in candidate. The 25...
You may or may not have known it but the Chicago Bulls own the rights to the #1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. How'd that happen? The Bulls finished an uber-dissapointing season with a record of 33-49 instead of making the playoffs as expected. They were, instead, the 9th worst team in the leagu...
One of the most overlooked aspects in selling homes, I believe, is the absorption rate or the ability to sell off all the homes in a region that are currently for sale. It is tallied in a relatively simple manner- even for non-stat nerds (which I, unfortunately, am NOT a part of)... Take the numb...
Former White Sox starting pitcher, Jon Garland, will battle the only team he ever saw major league action on tomorrow night (5/15) as the White Sox are in Anaheim to battle the Angels. The game will begin at 9:00 Chicago time and be carried on AM 670 as always and Comcast Sports Net on the televi...
Jim Ludes | Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby | 815-712-7786 1211 Chevy Chase, Joliet, IL Double lot in quiet neighborhood. .369 acres Vacant Land offered at $95,000 Lot Size .369 acres DESCRIPTION Great chance to get a single family lot (actually two lots) in Joliet. Quiet neighborhood yet close to EV...
The NEW updated version of the Anti Predatory Lending bill, SB 1167, goes into effect in less than 60 days.  This new law replaces it's predessesor, HB 4050 and brings back counseling requirements for certain buyers and certain loan products.   Counseling is required if: A. In a purchase transact...

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