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Park Boulevard gets TIF go-ahead

Construction moved a step closer in mid-July for Park Boulevard, the 37-acre development of more than 1,300 homes that's slated to replace the Chicago ...

TCF offers undocumented immigrants mortgages

TCF Bank plans to write mortgages for undocumented immigrants in the Chicago area, opening up a potentially massive pool of consumers major banks long ...

Daley backs CHA employment rule

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has backed a controversial Chicago Housing Authority plan to keep unemployed public housing residents out of the mixed-inc ...

Condo assessment dispute proves fatal

Dealing with a recalcitrant homeowner is never easy for a condo board, but it proved fatal this week for a Franklin Park woman. Condo owner Zdzislaw K ...

Wal-Mart reconsidering S. Side store

Wal-Mart reportedly is considering pulling its proposal for a new South Side store over concerns about the tax-increment financing being sought by the ...

Unions back affordable housing plan

A variety of union leaders have rallied behind a proposal that would require developers to set aside 15 percent of the housing units they build for lo ...

Dubin opens design center

Local developer Dubin Residential has grown significantly in recent years, with condo and townhouse projects stretching from the West Loop to Evanston ...

Promontory point, counterpoint continues

A committee has been formed in an attempt to break the deadlock over reconstruction of Hyde Park's historic Promontory Point. Local activists have bee ...
Major projects, city growth spur housing boom on south lakefront

Major projects, city growth spur housing boom on south lakefront

Louis Outlaw grew up on stories of Bronzeville, a legendary South Side community that over the years attained a sort of mythic status in his mind. His ...

@ Properties opens Lincoln Park office

At Properties, one of the city's fastest growing residential brokerages, has opened a new Lincoln Park office, the company's fourth in Chicago. The 6, ...

Studio furniture exhibit opens

Function + Art, a nationally recognized gallery specializing in fine craft, studio furniture and glass art, is opening a new exhibition called "Divers ...

City closer to approving Wal-Mart

A Chicago City Council committee approved a zoning change this week that would allow for the controversial development of a Wal-Mart store on the West ...

Heavy hitters dealing for South Works

One of the city's largest development parcels is being eyed by a group of politically connected developers. Reports in Crain's Chicago Business identi ...

DuSable Park back on drawing board

The 3.5-acre peninsula on the northern edge of the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan was christened DuSable Park back in 1987 after th ...

@ Properties gives timely agent rewards

If time really is money, there's no better sign of the old aphorism than the Rolex and Cartier watches @ Properties recently passed out to its top 11 ...
New housing, retail spur hopes and fears in Uptown

New housing, retail spur hopes and fears in Uptown

Uptown is back. Which is nice because for nearly 20 years, the North Side neighborhood bounded by Irving, Foster, Clark and the lake, was missing. Re ...

Pritzker winner Hadid to speak at Art Institute

Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, will speak at the Art Institute on May 4. The Baghdad-born Hadid, who lives in Lon ...

Mayor backs city Wal-Mart

Where does Chicago Mayor Richard Daley stand on adding Wal-Marts to the cityscape? Recent comments suggest he's in the giant retailer's corner even t ...
Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2004

Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2004

Temperature soars in some areas, even in cooler market Chicago has been better insulated than some cities from a stubbornly long economic slump, but ...
Slow turning

Slow turning

Builders to focus on deals, remaining units in '04 Buyers of new homes were cautious in 2003, taking their time and hunting for the best possible d ...
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