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Former U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert downsizes in Hinsdale

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and her husband Rodi have purchased a three-bedroom, 3,007-square-foot attached town home in Hinsdale for $625,000.
U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and her husband Rodi have purchased a three-bedroom, 3,007-square-foot attached town home in Hinsdale for $625,000. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Former U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and her husband, Rody, on Jan. 8 paid $625,000 for a three-bedroom, 3,007-square-foot attached town home in Hinsdale.

A Republican, Biggert, 78, served in the U.S. House for seven terms before losing a bid for re-election in 2012.

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Now, as part of an effort to downsize, Biggert and her husband bought a town home in the Ruth Lake Woods development in Hinsdale. The unit, which first was listed in September for $667,000 and later was reduced to $649,000, has 2 1/2 baths and a fireplace.

"The Ruth Lake Woods town homes are really nice," said John Bohnen of County Line Properties, who represented her in the deal. "They're quite spacious and (the Biggerts) were able to find one and it fit their timing right. You don't get any feeling of downsizing there — you've got big vaulted ceilings and nice patios or decks."

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Biggert and her husband also have a contract to sell their historic seven-bedroom mansion of 45 years, which sits on more than 1 acre in Hinsdale. They first listed the 5,768-square-foot mansion — which was built in 1864 by Hinsdale's founder, William Robbins — in 2014 for $3.15 million and most recently have sought $2.25 million for it. The deal is set to close on March 1, Bohnen said.

Bob Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.

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