La Grange, Wilmette and Arlington Heights topped a recent DePaul University list of the most commuter-friendly suburbs in the Chicago area, the Chicago Tribune reports. The study looked at 20 transit suburbs and ranked them on 47 factors including: the availability of commuter-rail service daily, number of departures and how walkable the stations were.

In other news:

Foreclosure filings increase in 60 percent of large U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)

Chicago-area foreclosure activity jumps 28 percent in first half (Crains)

Q-C home sales up 8.2 percent over last year (Quad-Cities Online)