The Illinois housing market sustained its strong momentum in June with 17,972 homes sold, a 12.5 percent jump in sales and an 8.5 percent increase in the statewide median price to $194,243, according to the latest release from the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Read the Chicago Tribune coverage of the June housing market in the article, “Strong Chicago housing sales in June: Volume and prices up.”

In other headlines:

McHenry County home sales see double-digit gains; median prices reach new heights – Northwest Herald

Housing momentum continues with double-digit gains in latest Illinois home sales – Illinois Business Journal

DeKalb County home sales surge, prices stay flat – Daily Chronicle

Business briefing: Illinois home sales up – Belleville News-Democrat

Area home sales up in second quarter; low rates a prime factor – The Peorian

Real estate business booming in Chicago –