Chicago Real Estate Rescue? A Piece of Cupcake

Forget about unrest in Athens, or whether some idiot broker might have sold billions instead of millions of shares -- helping to send the stock market into a thousand-point plummet. This is the story of how a cupcake, or in this case, cupcakes, may breathe new life into Chicago's real estate and rental markets.

There is a virtual cupcake explosion in the Windy (or is it Winded?) City. Tough economic times are apparently driving more and more folks to seek the small pleasures of the small cake baked in a metal cup, even at a premium price. And, it appears to be a win-win situation ... except, maybe, for Chicago residents trying to lose weight.