Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: Front Office Sports One of the most prominent pro sports team owners in Chicago is expanding her local empire. A group led by Laura Ricketts, co-owner of MLB’s Cubs and a minority owner of the WNBA’s Sky, has reached an agreement in principle to purchase the NWSL’s Chicago Red
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
Client: Chicago Red Stars Source: Bleacher Nation It’s no secret that the Ricketts Family has had ownership ambitions beyond just the Chicago Cubs. They have, at varying times, expressed an interest in buying into a major European or English football club, and Laura Ricketts already has a minority stake in the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: WGN9 Governor Pritzker is expected to sign a bill that would close a property tax loophole that many have complained about for years. It’s known as the “sale in error” approach and is often used by large institutional investors looking to profit from holding on to a delinquent tax
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
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
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
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
Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: Rock River Current ROCKFORD — From the outside, the two-story cream-colored house on Fourth Avenue doesn’t look like it would inspire the ire of city officials. Sure, there are a few busted windows and overgrown weeds, but there are far more decrepit properties in the city. City officials, however,
Client: Chicago Community Trust Source: WCIA.com DECATUR, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — They can be found dotted around Decatur. Vacant, blighted homes that have been rotting for years. The city slowly takes ownership of them, choosing to rebuild or demolish them, but the process often takes years. That process begins with someone falling behind on their
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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