Author: Joe Zekas

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Gentrifying very, very, very, very slowly

A lot of Wikipedia's write-ups about Chicago neighborhoods don't have much more to offer than a good laugh. We're not much inclined to laugh at illite ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's hot-off-the-Web-press Albany Park photo gallery. ...
Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

We confess. We did it. We stole today's tag line from the old Second City, which never got around to trademarking it. Winter days are perfect for ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's hot-off-the-Web-press Hyde Park photo gallery. ...

A home expo in Edgewater

The Edgewater Beach Neighbors Association and North Community Bank are hosting a home expo next Saturday featuring 4 hours of free informative seminar ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Uptown, Near north side and East Rogers Park (samples below). Uptown Near north ...

Friday, Friday is why-oh-why-oh-why day

Why can't a bird eat an elephant? Why oh why oh why? Chicago's Planning Commission has signed off on a 245-unit development for an 8-acre site at 250 ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Near north side photo gallery. ...

Zillow is a must see

If the site isn't down - it's been hammered by heavy demand since its launch — check out Zillow.com. Among other things, this much-anticipated ...

Try it. You will like it.

Every successful neighborhood is successful, to an extent that would surprise most of its residents, because of the efforts of small groups of committ ...
Thursday, Thursday, Yo's it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, Yo's it could be worse day

Yes, it can always be worse. $10,624,000 will get you 7,880 square feet of two-level penthouse at the Palmolive Building, but no help — no ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See more in the Ravenswood photo gallery. ...

Wednesday, Wednesday, is Yo Chicago rents day

The Web makes it easy to waste time. Today's time-waster: counting the occurrence in Craigslist ads of the words Chicago apartment-seekers love to he ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See more in the Bronzeville photo gallery. ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, the ugly building blues day

It's not the ugliest building we've seen lately, and it's only truly ugly in context, but it does have the virtue of being close at hand (right ar ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

And here's what happened when some newlyweds surfaced in April, 2003. Photo by Joeff Davis. ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Lincoln Park photo gallery. ...

A death sentence for taggers?

Uh, you might want to move your spray paint to your trunk, and put a newspaper over it, before you park your car in West Walker, a part of the city th ...
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