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Former Bear Johnny Knox lists Gurnee town home for $299,900

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox.
Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox on Nov. 17 listed his three-bedroom, 2,190-square-foot town home in Gurnee for $299,900.

Knox, 29, was under contract with the Bears from 2009 through 2012 but did not play his final year. He played in the 2009 Pro Bowl. After a back injury sidelined him in 2011, Knox retired in 2013 and now works alongside former Bears head coach Lovie Smith on the coaching staff of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Knox paid $332,957 for the town home in 2010. Built in 2009, the town home is a former builder's model and has hardwood floors, a first-floor master suite with a large walk-in closet, an eat-in kitchen with maple cabinets, crown moldings, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, a two-story family room and a full finished basement.

"The house was a former builder model so it's really upgraded," listing agent Lori Progar told Elite Street. "If you include the finished basement, it's more than 3,700 square feet, so it's just like a single-family home without the extensive maintenance, and the low monthly homeowner association fees make it even more attractive. And the location is great — it's so close to malls and shops and restaurants and the tollway."

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Progar said Knox is selling the unit because "the Knox family is expanding their family and has moved to a larger single-family home on a nice-sized lot." Indeed, public records show that last year, Knox paid $80,000 for a vacant, 1-acre parcel in Wadsworth and subsequently built a house.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.

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