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But don't pop the bubbly just yet.
Regarding that Civic Federation report linked below on property values: Compared with 2006, the total value of all property in the county was still down $137 billion, or 20.57 percent, in 2015.
The decline was steepest in the southwest suburbs (29.7 percent), and the smallest drop-off was in the city of Chicago (15.7 percent). The northwest suburbs were in the middle, at 22.3 percent.
Industrial properties took the biggest hit: Value there was off 54.5 percent over the decade. The commercial sector was down almost as much, 40.8 percent.
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