Inside R. Kelly's Old Chicago Mansion: Space Jam Basketball Court, Fake Log Cabins And More

08/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Wolinsky Decider

Back in May, we told you about items allegedly belonging to R. Kelly suddenly cropping up for sale on Craigslist. The ad was tersely worded, but it was hard to believe that a bar adorned with Looney Tunes characters and a glass-backboard basketball hoop could belong to anyone but a Space Jam-era Kells. The day after our story went online, I got a friendly e-mail back from Casey Owca, the woman who placed the ad. Owca explained that she was selling these items for Ilene Greenblatt, a former Chicago dentist who now flips properties for profit as a hobby. She also invited me for a guided tour of the Lakeview mansion after some of the initial renovations had been completed.

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