Chicago Cheat Sheet: Cleaning products heiress sells Gold Coast condo… & more

Also, Cappleman’s lead widens as more ballots counted from Tuesday’s election

Olympia Centre (Credit: Wikipedia)
Olympia Centre (Credit: Wikipedia)

S.C. Johnson heiress sells Mag Mile condo after several price cuts

The great-great-granddaughter of S.C. Johnson founder Samuel Curtis Johnson sold her Magnificent Mile condo after several price cuts. Karen “Henni” Keland listed the two-level condo in the Olympia Centre at 161 East Chicago Avenue for $3.5 million in October 2017. She sold the 4,700-square-foot unit last week for $2 million. Keland had paid a combined total of $1.7 million for two condos that she combined into one unit. Eugene Fu of @properties had the listing. [Crain’s]

Cappleman’s lead widens over Lalonde

Alderman James Cappleman (46th), chairman of the City Council’s zoning committee, has widened his lead over challenger Marianne Lalonde in balloting for last week’s election. Cappleman ended Tuesday night with a 23-vote lead, and extended it to 56 votes thanks to mail-in ballots counted by the end last week. The city will continue counting mail-in ballots until April 16. [Block Club]

Possible stadium switch up for Chicago Fire soccer team

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The Chicago Fire soccer team is negotiating a buyout of the remaining years of its lease at SeatGeek Stadium in suburban Bridgeview. The team is mulling a return to Chicago’s Soldier Field, where it played for much of its history until moving to Bridgeview in 2006. The team has a lease through 2036 with the village of Bridgeview for the stadium known as Toyota Park until this season. [Pro Soccer USA]

Burnett wants affordable units in West Loop rental project

Alderman Walter Burnett (27th) wants developers of a proposed six-story rental building at 1123 West Randolph Street in the West Loop to make some of the units affordable. At nine units, the building is one short of the threshold for triggering the city’s affordable housing rules, which would require 20 percent of the units to be affordable. But the developers of the project, a venture including Chicago-based Interra Realty and Moline-based Heart of America Group, had not planned to include affordable units. Rents were scheduled to start at $1,700 a month for one-bedrooms and about $3,400 for two-bedrooms. [Block Club]

Glen Ellyn apartment plan spurs lawsuit

Neighbors and a nonprofit preservation group are suing the village of Glen Ellyn and developers in an effort to block construction of Apex 400, a five-story apartment building proposed for the site of the former Giesche Shoes store and a village-owned parking lot. The suit claims the village granted an “illegal and incomplete” special-use permit “following months of deception and obfuscation of plans.” The village issued a statement saying it followed “the appropriate process” in approving the project. [Daily Herald]

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