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CHICAGO—The state’s residential housing market continues to accelerate and just posted its best May performance since 2006, according to new data released yesterday by the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. The trade group says that a total of 15,091 homes were sold in May, an increase of 24.4 percent over May 2012. A total of 12,621 homes were sold in April, the best April since 2007. Furthermore, the median price for homes was $155,000, up 6.9 percent from the previous May. 

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