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CHICAGO - Checking items off an ambitious bucket list is nothing new for Eva Niewiadomski, 55, who has launched a successful business, traveled the world and even fulfilled a longtime dream to take a class in puppetry.

In 2015, Niewiadomski achieved another goal: She bought a spacious three-bedroom home in the Magnolia Glen neighborhood on Chicago's North Side.

"I'd never lived in a house in my life, and I wanted to have that experience," she explains. "When I walked in, I felt like

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