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Open post: North Side vs South Side

The North Side has Lincoln Park. The South Side has Jackson Park. The North Side has the Cubs. The South Side has the White Sox. The North Side has th ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Today we're headed to Streeterville, South Shore and Albany Park (samples below). The stairway at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Ch ...

Rehab horror story with fairy-tale ending: only in the NY Times

We have said it before and will no doubt say it again: nobody covers real estate like the New York Times. [Nobody covers anything the way the Times do ...

Chicago, the victim of "the great upscalization"?

Playing off of Joel Hoglund's piece yesterday about colorful housing and oversized metal dogs, take a look at this story, The Ghosts of the Billy Goat ...
The bubble is back at Gillson Park

The bubble is back at Gillson Park

We're talking about the bubble that's kept up by compressed air - not the one that's kept up by excess liquidity, low interest rates and a weak doll ...

The first-time buyer: Movin' on up

Once we'd decided that our little condo was not to be, we started looking around at other options, and had a rethink about the kind of place we wanted ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, Monday, manic or otherwise. Let's take a go around the Yo... but let's make it a really slow go because we tasted half of Chicago this we ...

Open post: real estate horror stories

This weekend, we decided to turn YoChicago over to you. Yes, you, our semi-faithful reader. This is your time to shine, your 15 minutes, your invitati ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. This evening we're headed to Edgewater, Bucktown and the South Loop (samples below). Presence, 5216 N Clark St, is one of many newer bou ...

Will The Village follow the Three Penny?

With news of the Three Penny theater closing down, the Biograph closed, how far behind can the Village theater be? At Clark and North, the Village has ...
Two-alarm construction fire at new Lake View Condos

Two-alarm construction fire at new Lake View Condos

Residents and workers (like the Yo's very own) on the 3100 block of North Sheffield Avenue started their mornings with a two-alarm blaze at the new ...
Curb appall

Curb appall

We present, for your consideration, a Winnetka example of the architectural style that we're calling "Tinley Park-revival." Defining characteristic ...
Heightened tensions

Heightened tensions

With West Loop development looking up, residents fight new high-rises I'm standing at the Amtrak line at Racine Avenue and Hubbard Street in the West ...

Lunchtime music in Daley Plaza

I played music in Daley Plaza yesterday for their daily summertime concert series. We blasted out Irish jigs and reels, and rollicking songs with such ...

The first-time buyer: Will we or won't we?

So our home inspector tells us the roof is dodgy, the preloved airconditioner has almost reached its best-before date, and there's that God-awful stin ...

Write about housing and life in your neighborhood or suburb for YoChicago

As you can see from our Monday roundup and from our growing list of neighborhood journals, YoChicago has the ambitious goal of covering your neighborh ...
The Park Monroe won't star in any beauty pageants but it's got a great outlook

The Park Monroe won't star in any beauty pageants but it's got a great outlook

We've been wondering if The Park Monroe would be a hard sell. The Park Monroe is the name for the converted upper portion of the massive office buil ...
Up above it all: partying at the Peninsula Terrace

Up above it all: partying at the Peninsula Terrace

If you have ever stayed at the Peninsula Hotel, you understand why it's the only place to stay in Chicago for a certain variety of tourist. And it wou ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, Monday, manic or otherwise. Let's take a go around the Yo. Uptown: Defending your castle Humboldt Park: Welcome to Humboldt Park Ukrania ...
New Ravenswood condos dramatic improvement over ugly neighbor

New Ravenswood condos dramatic improvement over ugly neighbor

To understand why we're so happy about Mangan Builders' 4750 North Hermitage, a new four-unit condo building nearing completion (above left), you ...
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