Politics prof selling next door to Obama home

Medium 09f54e93118049b8913fa652baa41580 William J. Grimshaw has listed for sale his home at 5040 S. Greenwood Ave. in Kenwood for the asking price of $1.849 million.

The 5,012-square-foot home was built in 1973.

Grimshaw is a professor of political science at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He specializes in the areas of urban politics, Chicago politics and race and ethnicity. He also served as a consultant to the office of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington from 1984-1987.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1978.

The home at 5040 S. Greenwood Ave. is located next door to the Chicago residence of President Barack Obama.

According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 85 home sales in Kenwood during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $183,000.