Pritzker purchase: A venture of James Pritzker paid $1.2 million last month for an Evanston house he will rent to another family, according to a Crain's item. Pritzker, president and CEO of Tawani Enterprises Inc., lives in the neighborhood and paid $2.25 million in January for a nearby house he plans to convert into a bed-and-breakfast.
Theft case: Prominent local real-estate executive Michael Sato was charged last Nov. 26 with trying to steal three Burberry neckties ( valued at $145 each ) from Bloomingdale's at 900 N. Michigan Ave., according to the Chicago Tribune. Sato, 44, is president of Jameson-Sotheby's international realty.
The Cook County state's attorney's office emailed Windy City Times that, on March 7, Sato was assigned to the state's attorney's deferred prosecution program, which includes a one-year commitment. If all requirements of the program are met, which includes the consent of the victim, then the charges will be dropped.
The next court date for this case is Wed., June 6, at 26th Street and California Avenue ( room 100 ) at 1:30 p.m.