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Construction checkup: Parc Huron

Construction checkup: Parc Huron

There's quite a racket coming from the corner of Kingsbury and Erie Streets in River North, as a rotating fleet of cement mixers swarm around the co ...
Burnham Pointe finds you a roommate

Burnham Pointe finds you a roommate

Draper and Kramer offers a few interesting incentives for tenants at Burnham Pointe, the new rental high-rise at 730 S Clark St in the South Loop. A ...
Up to $100,000 off at Eastgate Village

Up to $100,000 off at Eastgate Village

If you watched any college football through Comcast on Saturday afternoon, you might have caught a new ad announcing price cuts on select condos at ...
Construction checkup: River North high-rises

Construction checkup: River North high-rises

I stopped by a cluster of River North developments this Friday to check up on the progress of their construction. From ground level The Elysian look ...
The Olympics and East Pilsen

The Olympics and East Pilsen

Every neighborhood expects to benefit from an Olympics boom should Chicago win its bid, it seems. In the second half of his chat with Joe Zekas, Eas ...
The changing scene in East Pilsen

The changing scene in East Pilsen

I met Cuahutémoc Morfin while walking the streets of East Pilsen. He's a 28-year resident of the area and a former and future candidate for alderman ...
Jefferson, Lumber and Cermak, in East Pilsen

Jefferson, Lumber and Cermak, in East Pilsen

One of my favorite Chicago intersections is Jefferson, Lumber and Cermak, in East Pilsen, just west of the Chicago River. The street names themselv ...
Chicago's new lofts: What's left?

Chicago's new lofts: What's left?

The past year has done a number on the selection of new true lofts throughout the city. Some developments, like University Village, finally reached se ...
Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

In our final installment of my Uptown walking tour, I head east on Montrose Avenue to Montrose Park. In stark contrast to the bustling and motoring ...
Construction checkup: Ten East Delaware

Construction checkup: Ten East Delaware

The new River North tower Ten East Delaware should be getting close to being ready for its first occupants: Its website claims that one-, two- and t ...
Revisiting Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark with Hasani Steele

Revisiting Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark with Hasani Steele

Stonemason Group received a Good Neighbor Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors earlier this year for its ongoing Renaissance on Kimbark pr ...
Obama's neighbor on Harold Washington

Obama's neighbor on Harold Washington

Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor, launched his mayoral campaign in Bill and Jacky Grimshaw's dining room. The Grimshaws' po ...
Vision: Back on track in Wicker Park?

Vision: Back on track in Wicker Park?

Just when I was ready to sweep RDM Development's Vision into the dustbunny bin along with the company's still-empty Trio tower, along comes Jameson ...
The media circus at President Obama's neighbor's house

The media circus at President Obama's neighbor's house

YoChicago doesn't often cover resale homes, but when a client asks whether you'd like a slot between the Associated Press and NPR to interview the P ...
Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

The beat goes on as I travel south down Sheridan Road, then over to Uptown's new development Wilson Yard on the corner of Broadway Street and Montro ...
Construction checkup: Flair Tower

Construction checkup: Flair Tower

At the corner of Erie and Franklin Streets in River North, Flair Tower has nearly reached its final height of 289 feet. In the rendering, you can s ...
Trump Tower Express Meetings program

Trump Tower Express Meetings program

Trump International Hotel and Tower at 401 N Wabash Ave in River North is large. It stands 1,170 feet tall with 92 stories. A 23,000 square-foot spa ...
CA23's local dance studio

CA23's local dance studio

Being in the West Loop, CA23's new condos at 23 N Aberdeen St have neighborhood amenities that more or less go without saying. Residents are blocks f ...
Construction checkup: Alta at K Station

Construction checkup: Alta at K Station

Fulton River District's newest rental high-rise development, K Station's Alta at K Station, 555 W Kinzie St, looks to be at a turning point in const ...

Quote of the day: "Kicking the can"

...I find that selling units to actual home buyers is the more desirable alternative to developers facing tough decisions in this marketplace. Too of ...
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