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Block clubs do more than party

Block clubs do more than party

And they're a sure sign of a tough neighborhood. This one appears to be getting the job done. Maybe the next block up - the site of a thriving ope ...
Wicker Park week: What – or who – is in JoJo's Closet?

Wicker Park week: What – or who – is in JoJo's Closet?

Makes you wonder what - or who - is in JoJo's closet, eh? You can get a clue about what goes on behind the mysterious window at the corner of North ...
Stars Motel going out with a whimper, not a bang

Stars Motel going out with a whimper, not a bang

We arrived at The Stars Motel yesterday hoping it would go down in a blaze of glory like the Sands or the Dunes, but apparently the old motel's lega ...
Yo set to cover Stars Motel demolition

Yo set to cover Stars Motel demolition

Tomorrow, it's curtains for the old Stars Motel at 6100 N Lincoln Ave, and Yo will be there to cover the demolition. S & S Home Builders is replac ...
Wicker Park condo building sells out

Wicker Park condo building sells out

We just heard Northfield Place, the 16-unit new-construction building at North and Marshfield avenues, has sold out, but judging by what we've seen ...

Don't rely on city to ensure quality of construction on your new house or condo

A little piece of paper sure goes a long way. In the September issue of New Homes Magazine, home inspector and columnist Tom Corbett reminds new homeb ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, Monday, manic or otherwise. Let's take a go around the Yo. Lake Forest: The best-staffed lemonade stand in Lake Forest Humboldt Park: Su ...

Welcome to West Avondale Village

If you're as confused as we are about where to find West Roscoe Village, KeepGoing.org suggests you look in Avondale. Start at Roscoe Village and go ...

Tips on blogging

Hey, not that anyone who writes for YoChicago needs any pointers (except maybe, me), but perhaps some of you kids out there are thinking of taking a s ...
Can quaint Northbrook retain its charm despite growth and inevitable teardowns?

Can quaint Northbrook retain its charm despite growth and inevitable teardowns?

In the September issue of New Homes Magazine, Yo's own Michael Austin takes a look at the northwest suburb of Northbrook and finds the country's old ...

Dinner and drama in a mansion

Lookingglass isn't the only place for live theater along the Magnificent Mile. Just a few steps off Michigan Avenue, at Lawry's The Prime Rib (100 E. ...
Kid stuff

Kid stuff

Story by Alison Soltau | Photography by Marc PoKempner  Baby boom follows condo boom in West Lakeview neighborhoods The Baby Jogger puts many s ...
DPD approves Lagrange's "dancing" condo towers for South Loop

DPD approves Lagrange's "dancing" condo towers for South Loop

The city's Department of Planning and Development has approved plans for two new high-rises proposed by Kargil Development Partners with a design by ...

Cubs added seats; Lake View residents wonder when they'll add parking

The Cubs added 1,790 extra seats when they expanded the bleachers at Wrigley, which means extra cars in a neighborhood that's already jammed on game d ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, Monday, manic or otherwise. Let's take a go around the Yo. Uptown: Friday photo rescue Logan Square: Stop the %(_#%&@)% honking! Wood ...

Take over the Yo this weekend

So, what do you think? We tell you about condos, high-rises, townhomes, single-family homes, apartments-- what do you all prefer to live in? And, more ...

Storehouse turns builders' leftovers into boon for low-income housing

Names like Grohe, Kohler and Bigelow generally are associated with new homes and luxurious kitchens and baths, but through a creative nonprofit born o ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, Monday, manic or otherwise. Let's take a go around the Yo. Uptown: Movies on Cricket Hill Woodlawn: Wanted: buyers who plan to stay ...

100-yard stare gives you strength

I learned something today at the Midwest Buddhist Temple in Old Town, and I want to teach it to you Yo's. (That apostrophe to the left, by the way, is ...
Fancy living at 850 N Lake Shore Drive?

Fancy living at 850 N Lake Shore Drive?

If you thought Streeterville was getting played out and there wasn't much left to convert or build on in those crowded parts, think again: Northwester ...
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