Longtime WGN-Ch. 9 news anchor Steve Sanders in late June sold his four-bedroom traditional-style house in Winnetka for $1.155 million.
Sanders, who has been with the station since 1982 and currently co-anchors WGN's midday news, told Elite Street that he sold the home because he recently moved to the city.
Built in 1995, the house has 41/2 baths, high ceilings throughout, a finished basement with a rec room and a full bath, a kitchen with an eat-in breakfast area, an updated powder room, a heated and attached two-car garage, a master suite with two walk-in closets and a fireplace, and a brand-new Hardie board exterior.
Sanders, who previously was married to Julia Sanders, said Winnetka "was a wonderful place to raise my family. The home (is) on a corner lot with plenty of windows, high ceilings and great neighbors."
Additionally, the house "afforded ample protection from the marauding bands of miscreants, taggers and reprobates infiltrating from neighboring Kenilworth each evening," Sanders quipped.
Through a trust, Sanders and his former wife had bought the home in 1999 for $850,000. Sanders took sole title to the house in 2014. He first listed it in January for $1.195 million and then cut his asking price to $1.185 million in April.
Goldsborough is a freelance reporter.