I was sent this story from Crain's today by my brokerage from our twitter account http://twitter.com/Rubloff
Chicago area home sales continue to be way down from last year. But for 2009 alone, actual sales have gained ground each of the past 4 months. May 2009 sales were down 18% compared to May of 2008. It was the first month this year sales were off less than 20%.
Check out the stats in the story linked above.