Bowmanville, a small neighborhood in the Lincoln Square community area, was first developed in 1850s by a local inn keeper named Jesse Bowman. Not one to follow the rules, Bowman "made the cart paths and forest near present-day Foster and Ravenswood Avenues his own," laying claim to many of the plots of land in the area without actually owning them. "He then sold the land -- that wasn't his -- to unwitting buyers," and disappeared before the new "owners" discovered that he did not actually own the land he had sold.
Bowmanville, with its streets linedwith single family homes, well-manicured lawns, community gardens and green space, is a predominantly residential neighborhood nowadays. Sandwiched between the more lively areas of Lincoln Square and Andersonville, this community "offers many of the advantages of larger neighborhoods without a lot of the headaches."
A landmark settlement that promised to provide relief for millions of homeowners in foreclosure has fallen short of its intended goals, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. So in response to consumer complaints about continued issues with mortgage servicers, the terms of the settlement will soon be strengthened. The $25 billion settlement, which was announced in February 2012, was supposed to compensate homeown... read more
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