Author: Joe Zekas

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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 ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis Several readers have complained about the previous title of this feature. Readers, thy will be done. We've washed the offens ...
Where the rats are

Where the rats are

Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and Lake View are the hot spots for rat infestation, according to today's RedEye. I guess that's what happens w ...
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