LeBron James house hunting in Highland Park?

The rumor about LeBron James house hunting in Highland Park (some say
with Michael Jordan) has taken on a life of its own. But there is no
evidence it’s true.

Matt Silver, an Evanston real estate agent, said he does not believe it.
He has handled deals with sports celebrities in Highland Park,
including the sale of B.J. Armstrong’s home to Julius Peppers.

"I got about 20 text messages today from about six or eight agents, who were like, ‘Are you working with (James)?’ I said: ‘What are you talking about?’ " Silver said. "I am pretty quiet about stuff (involving celebs). But there are lots of people in my profession who can’t keep their mouth shut."

Overheard: New NIU women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett calls her hiring an "opportunity of a lifetime." Bennett, who guided three programs to eight NCAA tournaments, said: "It is rare to encounter an opportunity where everything is perfec t— the timing, the situation, the people."


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