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Real estate power broker dead of apparent suicide
CNN ^ | 1/7/2008 | CNN

Posted on 01/07/2009 9:12:37 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- One of Chicago's most well-known real estate moguls appears to have shot himself to death, police said.

Steven Good was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot Monday, police said.

The body of Steven L. Good was found in his Jaguar on Monday. The car was spotted in a parking lot of a wildlife preserve in Kane County, Illinois, just outside Chicago, authorities said.

No note was found, and police say they do not know how long the 52-year-old had been in the vehicle.

Good was the chairman and chief executive officer of Sheldon Good & Co., a major U.S. real estate auction company.

The death comes amid great turmoil in the country's real estate industry. In his role as chairman of the Realtors Commercial Alliance Committee, Good commented on tough conditions last month at a business conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; realestate; stevengood; suicide

1 posted on 01/07/2009 9:12:37 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

I guess things weren’t too Good.


2 posted on 01/07/2009 9:14:02 AM PST by wedwo
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To: Red in Blue PA

So he Merckel’ed himself - another selfish schmuck!


3 posted on 01/07/2009 9:14:46 AM PST by wedwo
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To: Red in Blue PA
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- One of Chicago's most well-known real estate moguls appears to have shot himself to death, police said

I wonder if this guy knew Obami?

4 posted on 01/07/2009 9:15:03 AM PST by frogjerk (Welcome|Goodbye to|from Free|Fairness Doctrine Republic!)
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To: wedwo

I like “Obamacide”. Hahahaha.


5 posted on 01/07/2009 9:15:15 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Red in Blue PA; pissant

Very interesting. I know nothing about this guy, but “Chicago” rings a bell...
I wonder if this death was “Chicagocide”?

Maybe it’s time to start an “interesting Chicago deaths” list for the 0bama legacy file.


6 posted on 01/07/2009 9:17:15 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wonder what he had on Barry.


7 posted on 01/07/2009 9:17:56 AM PST by wrench
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To: Lancey Howard

“Chicagocide”

Already has a name - The Chicago Way


8 posted on 01/07/2009 9:18:58 AM PST by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yep, shot himself...in the back of the head.


9 posted on 01/07/2009 9:20:06 AM PST by Sax
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To: frithguild

“They put one of ours in the hospital? We put one of theirs in the morgue.”


10 posted on 01/07/2009 9:20:26 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Red in Blue PA

The windows no longer open on tall buildings as they did in the 1930’s.


11 posted on 01/07/2009 9:21:01 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wonder if he invested with Madoff?


12 posted on 01/07/2009 9:21:02 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Red in Blue PA

More like greedacide


13 posted on 01/07/2009 9:22:12 AM PST by wedwo
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To: Red in Blue PA
Was he involved in any real estate deals with William Ayers or his close personal friend that guy he barely knew?
14 posted on 01/07/2009 9:22:43 AM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t know a thing about this man or his business. But I hasten to pray for, and offer condolences to, his family and friends. My grandfather died the same way over 50 years ago, self-inflicted gunshot, and I know first hand how long it takes the family to get over such a death.

I realize every person and family has to grieve and recover from such an experience in their own way and at their own pace, but my heart goes out to them.


15 posted on 01/07/2009 9:23:38 AM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: jwparkerjr

At least there is one heartfelt comment among the crass messages here.


16 posted on 01/07/2009 9:24:41 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Guns don't kill people; abortion clinics do.)
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To: Aaron0617
Wonder if he invested with Madoff?

The fact he was in real estate answered enough for me.

That's a LOT of suicides in the last few weeks. I wonder how many from real estate,madoff etc, we don't hear about?

17 posted on 01/07/2009 9:25:22 AM PST by Aaron0617
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To: Red in Blue PA
The body of Steven L. Good was found in his Jaguar on Monday. The car was spotted in a parking lot of a wildlife preserve in Kane County, Illinois, just outside Chicago, authorities said.

Kill the guy and put the body in a place where the forensics department stinks.

Smells like Ft Marcy Park to me.

18 posted on 01/07/2009 9:25:29 AM PST by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Was this a Chicago style or Vince Foster type assassination for the info he had on Chicago real estate dealings? Like Rezko, Valeri Jarrett et al? What ever this election has wrought, it sure is entertaining! Maybe the corpse will be buried in the concrete of the end zone of the new Meadowlands Stadium like Jimmy Hoffa?
19 posted on 01/07/2009 9:25:29 AM PST by seniorobserver (Constitutional Crisis Looms)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve seen how badly a suicide impacts the surviving family members, and if this was in fact a suicide, it was a terribly selfish act.


20 posted on 01/07/2009 9:29:56 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Ever notice more people die while the dimwits are in power?


21 posted on 01/07/2009 9:33:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
The body of Steven L. Good was found in his Jaguar on Monday. The car was spotted in a parking lot of a wildlife preserve in Kane County, Illinois, just outside Chicago, authorities said.

Can't make this stuff up!!!

22 posted on 01/07/2009 10:00:23 AM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: wedwo

HaHa—very funny. In the absense of a suicide note and forensics how could anyone conclude his death was an “apparent suicide”? Oh wait, we are talking about Chicago are we not?

Way to to Chicagoans. You live in a city any hoodlum would be proud of.


23 posted on 01/07/2009 10:03:21 AM PST by dools007
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To: wedwo

HaHa—very funny. In the absense of a suicide note and forensics how could anyone conclude his death was an “apparent suicide”? Oh wait, we are talking about Chicago are we not?

Way to to Chicagoans. You live in a city any hoodlum would be proud of.


24 posted on 01/07/2009 10:04:19 AM PST by dools007
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did he wipe his fingerprints off the gun after he shot himself?


25 posted on 01/07/2009 10:06:07 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Can we come up with a word that applies to Chicago........as we did with Arkancide?


26 posted on 01/07/2009 10:11:37 AM PST by Carley
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To: Sax

Twice...


27 posted on 01/07/2009 10:11:54 AM PST by TheDon
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To: jwparkerjr

The real estate market here has been in turmoil, but not as bad as other parts of the country. Good’s firm auctioned off a lot of real estate. It could be the firm was holding a lot of distressed properties and unable to unload them in the current market.

Unlike others here, I wouldn’t subscribe to the conspiracy theories. The company was probably way over-extended.

A friend committed suicide a while back and we couldn’t figure out why he did so; unlike Good, our friend was doing pretty well financially (turns out he had quite a large estate). Later, we learned he had been on anti-depressants; he sure hid his depression well.


28 posted on 01/07/2009 10:11:55 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Sax
Yep, shot himself...in the back of the head.

With a rifle no doubt!!

29 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:24 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: 12Gauge687
Unlike others here, I wouldn’t subscribe to the conspiracy theories. The company was probably way over-extended.

I think many of the post were not serious, but humor!!

30 posted on 01/07/2009 10:19:03 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: 12Gauge687

I’ve often heard of suicides when one tries to come off those anti-depressants. In any case, the effect of this kind of thing on the surviving family would be awful and I won’t be among those who would pass crass, casual comments on it.


31 posted on 01/07/2009 10:20:19 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Fresh Wind
Did he wipe his fingerprints off the gun after he shot himself?

Did they even find the gun?

32 posted on 01/07/2009 10:34:29 AM PST by bfree (FBO)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This article is bull...everyone knows you can’t have a handgun in Chicago! /s


33 posted on 01/07/2009 11:11:14 AM PST by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
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To: 230FMJ

“I’ve seen how badly a suicide impacts the surviving family members...”

The people who hurt most from a suicide are those left behind...the people who loved the deceased...the detractors, the enemies will go one. Sad for this guy’s family and friends that loved him. I know how it feels to be one of the one’s left behind...it stings and it stinks.


34 posted on 01/07/2009 11:46:04 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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