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Group of women led by Cubs/Sky co-owner Laura Ricketts agrees to buy Chicago Red Stars

Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: The Equalizer A group of women led by Laura Ricketts, minority owner of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and co-owner of MLB’s Chicago Cubs, have reached an agreement to purchase the National Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Red Stars. The deal is pending final approval from the NWSL Board and is expected to

August 15, 2023|

Chicago Red Stars: NWSL team set for new ownership as female-led investor group fronted by Cubs and Sky co-owner Laura Ricketts agrees deal to take over from Arnim Whisler

Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: Daily Mail A female-led group of Chicago investors fronted by Laura Ricketts has reached a deal in principle to buy the NWSL's Red Stars, it has been confirmed. Chicago Red Stars has been on the market ever since majority owner Arnim Whisler put the women's soccer team up for sale last

August 15, 2023|

Laura Ricketts part of group planning to buy Red Stars

Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: Chicago Sun-Times The Cubs co-owner also has an ownership stake in the WNBA’s Sky. After a nearly two-year tailspin, the Red Stars are being rerouted. And the direction looks nothing like the past. Laura Ricketts, a co-owner of the Cubs and a recent addition to the Sky’s ownership group,

August 15, 2023|

Laura Ricketts leads group buying Chicago Red Stars

Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: Crain's Chicago Business Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts is leading a group of women from the Chicago business and civic scene to buy the Chicago Red Stars for $35.5 million, a deal that stands to end a dark chapter for the National Women's Soccer League franchise under founder and

August 15, 2023|

Laura Ricketts-led group reaches principle deal to buy NWSL Red Stars for $35.5M

Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: Sports Business Journal A group of investors led by Cubs co-owner and WNBA Chicago Sky minority owner Laura Ricketts has agreed in principle to purchase the NWSL Chicago Red Stars in a deal that will pay the club's current owners, led by majority stakeholder Arnim Whisler, up to $35.5M.

August 15, 2023|

Laura Ricketts-led group reaches agreement to buy Chicago Red Stars: What it means for the club

Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: The Athletic The Chicago Red Stars and a group of business leaders led by Laura Ricketts, co-owner of MLB’s Chicago Cubs, have reached an agreement in principle to purchase the NWSL team, Ricketts’ spokesperson announced Tuesday. The terms are the deal were not disclosed. Here’s what you need to know: The transaction must receive

August 15, 2023|

Laura Ricketts leads local group of women to buy Chicago Red Stars: ‘Unprecedented fan growth in women’s soccer globally’

Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: Chicago Tribune Laura Ricketts, a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, is leading a diverse group of local women business and civic leaders to purchase the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League. Terms of the contract were not disclosed Tuesday, and the ownership group must receive approval

August 15, 2023|

Opinion: How ‘buying back the block’ can transform neighborhoods for the better

Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: Crain's Chicago Business  It began with an audacious idea between five Black developers on Chicago’s South Side. Purchase 12 vacant lots in West Woodlawn to “Buy Back the Block” of 6300 South Langley Avenue. Just two years later, the idea became reality this March, with five new apartment buildings

June 14, 2023|

Bill could spring more Cook County properties from tax sale maze

Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: Chicago Sun-Times Cook County’s property tax system is confusing enough when people pay on time, but when they don’t, there’s a whole new level of bewilderment. Properties with back taxes go into a knot of tax sales in which investors pay what’s due and then try — or maybe

June 5, 2023|

Illinois House Committee Pushes Forward Reforms To Delinquent Tax Sale System

Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: Rock River Current ROCKFORD — An Illinois House committee has moved forward legislation designed to close loopholes in the delinquent tax sale system that leave properties trapped between abandonment and new ownership. Senate Bill 1675 Amendment 1 would limit reasons a “sale in error” can be granted. For example, when there is

May 4, 2023|

Illinois’ property tax sale system on path to potential reform

Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: Chicago Tribune A new Senate bill amendment backed by the Cook County treasurer’s office and the Chicago Community Trust seeks to reform Illinois’ property tax sale system. Backers such as state Rep. Kam Buckner, a Chicago Democrat, say the bill would cut the cost for homeowners trying to pay

May 4, 2023|

A bill advances that would make it easier to get abandoned lots back on tax rolls

Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: Crain's Chicago Business A bill that would make it easier to move tens of thousands of effectively abandoned residential lots back onto the tax rolls and into productive use has picked up some late-session momentum in Springfield, clearing a House committee this morning. Under the proposal pushed by Cook

May 4, 2023|

Illinois bill could reform process for redeveloping abandoned homes

Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: We Are Central Illinois (WAND) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — You likely see vacant and abandoned property in your community, and Illinois state lawmakers know those buildings lead to higher property taxes for neighbors. A House Democrat from Chicago is working with community developers, affordable housing advocates, and tax policy

April 6, 2023|

Hold-Up With State Rules Prevents Free Dental Clinic From Expanding

Client: TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence Source: NBC Chicago A state law passed in 2021 allows dentists to offer pro bono services, but a state agency has yet to finalize the rules for a Chicago clinic to implement the law. TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence wants to expand its free dental clinic in

December 19, 2022|

Advocate Aurora Health investing in South Suburban mental health services

Client: Advocate Aurora Health Source: Weekly Citizen Advocate Aurora Health investing in South Suburban mental health services Recognizing the growing need for mental health care in South Chicagoland, Advocate Aurora Health recently announced a $20-million investment in a new state-of the-art inpatient behavioral health facility at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. The investments

November 2, 2022|

Dentists seek ways to take a bite out of dental disparity

Client: Aspen Dental Source: Chicago Crusader For many low-income, Medicaid-supported, or uninsured residents in Chicago, finding a dentist is akin to finding a Black leprechaun, with a golden lottery ticket in its pocket. Data from the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Health Policy Institute shows there are 8,674 dentists registered in Illinois, more than 2,000 of

September 22, 2022|

This project can help Illinois meet clean energy goals

Client: SOO Green Source: Crain's Chicago The SOO Green HVDC Link, already under development, can help put Illinois first in the nation in building a clean, reliable energy grid, writes an executive with the project.

August 16, 2022|

Title IX played a big part in Laura Ricketts’ life. ‘The impact is immeasurable,’ the Chicago Cubs co-owner and MLB groundbreaker says.

Client: Chicago Cubs Source: Chicago Tribune thought of as the other. I have this incredible access and incredible privilege. On a scorching June afternoon, historic Wrigley Field served as a fitting backdrop. Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts holds a rare position within men’s professional sports leagues. She is one of a few women currently

June 23, 2022|

New Chicago clinic will offer free dental care to 2,500 Illinois residents a year

Client: Aspen Dental Source: Medical Xpress Low-income Illinois residents will soon be able to receive free dental care at a new 25,000-square-foot clinic being opened in Chicago's Fulton Market district this summer by The Aspen Group, which operates dental and medical clinics across the country and recently moved its headquarters to Chicago. While a number

March 2, 2022|

Northwestern technology spinout lands $10 million

Client: Epicore Source: DigitalHealth Epicore Biosystems, a wearable-technology company spun out of Northwestern University, has raised $10 million in venture funding. Epicore is commercializing technology developed by a team led by John Rogers, one of Northwestern’s most prolific inventors. The technology captures sweat, which can be analyzed to monitor the health of athletes or workers by

February 9, 2022|
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