Home sales in Illinois were up 14-percent in November. The Illinois Association of Realtors says nearly one-thousand more homes sold this November compared to a year ago. Association president Loretta Alonzo says signs are starting to emerge that there's a recovery in the housing market.

Alonzo expects the trend to continue into the new year. The association says 52 counties in Illinois had an increase in housing sales in November.

(Metro News)