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WGN news anchor Steve Sanders sells Winnetka home

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.

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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."

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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.



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