The 2,162-square-foot house in the North Lincolnwood neighborhood was built in 1953. Julie Mangan of Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate is the listing agent for the home.
Collen is a library media specialist at Greenwood Elementary School in Woodstock. She is the founder of the Shelter Storytimes Project, a volunteer organization that brings trained teachers and librarians into shelters to read to children.
She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from Wayne State University and an M.L.I.S. from Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 138 sales in Lincolnwood during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $335,000.
Address: 7245 Tripp Avenue
Buyer(s): Lauren K Collen and Lauren Collen
Seller(s): John Collen
Sale date: Jul. 2, 2007