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Chicago houses under $90,000 (yes, houses)

It's easy to start thinking you have to be a millionaire to buy a home in Chicago, an idea we no doubt contributed to with recent posts on luxury cond ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Hell to thee blight spirit! Can the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue get any uglier? "We look before and after, and pine for what is not ..." If y ...

"Sex" star in Cradle of Man

Come on, admit it -- you loved "Sex and the City." Now, instead of going to a Lincoln Park bar to sip Comsos and paint your nails during re-runs, you ...

What should a White Sox World Series victory do for Bridgeport?

It was about time the real estate world milked the White Sox 2005 World Series victory for all it was worth. In April, you'll be able to buy a home at ...
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: top location, confusing address

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: top location, confusing address

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks includes eight buildings in the elite East Lake Shore Drive district, but residents of only six of those high-ri ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday. Let's take a go around the Yo. Lincoln Square: Ravenswood photo gallery West Loop: Sidewalks could stand improvements on Randolph ...

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

It's a gloomy weekend, and the kids couldn't be more annoying. Sunday's payback time — drag them through the "instrument petting zoo" and finis ...
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 ...

Student rush on the South Loop

What? Another student high-rise development may be taking place in the South Loop? Is it only a matter of time before the frat pack well and truly dec ...
Celebrate Algren's birthday, Chicago in Wicker Park

Celebrate Algren's birthday, Chicago in Wicker Park

We try our best to document Chicago's neighborhoods at YoChicago, but on that score, no one can come close to Nelson Algren, who did for Chicago what ...

South Loop high-rises get ready for their TV close-up

If you've watching the idiot box on Sunday morning and you've had your fill of infomercials about zit cream and life empowerment courses, check out th ...

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

Why don't pigeons chase children? Tell me why oh why? Why does it cost five times as much to sell a million dollar home as it does to sell a $200,000 ...
Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

A bad day, overall. The wife discovered Allie. Allie discovered the wife. Locksmiths and lawyers all around. Overnight it at The Drake. Offshore t ...
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: The Shoreland

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: The Shoreland

In 1919, Melemore Construction finished the 11 stories of limestone that comprise the Fugard & Knapp-designed Shoreland Apartments, 229 E Lake Shore D ...
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: 209 East LSD is among the priciest

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: 209 East LSD is among the priciest

Yesterday we mentioned that architect Benjamin Marshall both designed and built the Drake Tower. Marshall also pulled double duty on 209 E Lake Shor ...
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