Author: Joe Zekas

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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 ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Wicker Park, Bronzeville and Ravenswood (samples below). Wicker Park Bronzeville ...

Where crime is almost fun

If you haven't been to ChicagoCrime.org, go there now and check out your street and neighborhood. This innovative site plots recent crimes in Chicago ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's West Loop photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's Edgewater photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

The alley behind The Alley on Clark Street. See dozens more in YoChicago's Lake View photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis ...

Targeting Chicago's dumbest borrowers

It's not as if mortgage lenders need much help in targeting understanding-challenged borrowers, but the Illinois Department of Financial and Professio ...

Sets my sleaze-o-meter racing

I have a finely-tuned sleaze-o-meter that easily jumps past the redline. One mortgage broker's radio commercial sends my sleaze-o racing from word on ...
Yuppies have murals, too

Yuppies have murals, too

This one is in the part of Humboldt Park that some are trying to annex as West Bucktown. Goats have interesting ways of marking their turf. The ph ...

Renting at the high end

Chicago rents don't approach the $100K and up a month that you'll find in Manhattan, or even the $60K that's not uncommon in LA. To catch up on the l ...

Sub-Division

As far as we kow, Sub-Division is not the name of a new neighborhood that's south of Division Street. But hey, what does Yo know? Well, we know that ...

Waiting on the 37th anniversary for Block 37

It's nearing the silver anniversary of the day I sold the leaning office tower on Block 37 that I owned for a split-second. Older Chicagoans will reme ...

Chicago on YouTube.com

Not ready for prime time video - and that's part of the attraction. Flash required, broadband recommended. Chicago street beat — a don't miss o ...
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