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Lavicka selling Celestial House in the Gap

Lavicka selling Celestial House in the Gap

We headed over to the Gap, on the Near South Side, last week to help developer, activist and raconteur Bill Lavicka celebrate his birthday and the com [...]

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

Why don't the geese fly eastward? Tell me why oh why? Everyone knows that the best way to sell real estate is with a site sign. And every day you pas [...]

Des Plaines – what's with the in-laws?

My son's looking to buy a house in Des Plaines, and it seems that half the places he's seeing have an "in-law unit" or a basement with a separate entr [...]

Del Toro is good, no bull

I ate at Del Toro in Wicker Park the other night, and it is very good, friends. Whether you like anchovies or not you should try the anchovy bruschett [...]

A 5-star book and high-rise

The 2005 edition of Chicago Architecture and Design is getting 5-star reviews from Amazon readers. If you attended last week's groundbreaking for 600 [...]

Oozing character. Not in demand.

Is vintage over? See one viewpoint at FSBO in Chicagoland, where a seller rants about the vogue for new construction, and its impact on the price of [...]
Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

At just shy of 4,700 square feet the views from the A unit at 30 W Oak won't be enough to overcome that cramped feeling. Add the 2,127 squares in th [...]

The Irish are coming

If you're one who likes the Irish traditional music, here are three great concerts over the next month at the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. L [...]

Wednesday, Wednesday is YoChicago rents day

We went looking for Web sites that have something to offer that's out of the ordinary, and found the Archstone Apartments site. Renting in a high-ris [...]
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

The 4400 block of Broadway rivals stretches of Ogden Avenue in the burbs for visual clutter. If you've got the ugly building blues, send us an e-ma [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis See dozens more in Yo Chicago's South Chicago photo gallery. [...]

Lez review the show, shall we?

My sense, first off about the Lez Zeppelin concert at the Cubby Bear on Saturday, is that the Lezzies are not lezzies. Not that there's anything wrong [...]
Trump Tower moves to IBM sales center

Trump Tower moves to IBM sales center

Trump International Hotel & Tower, which is 75 percent sold, according to the sales staff, has new digs in the IBM Building. Koenig & Strey, which i [...]

New homes rise on Irish prairies and in Tuscan woods

No word yet on what sort of community building might take place at these planned subdivisions, but here's a softball game we'd love to see: Irish Prai [...]
Pile drivers take a rest during Sheffield construction

Pile drivers take a rest during Sheffield construction

Ah, hear that? Silence. Sweet, pure, peaceful silence. Well, not quite pure. There's the sound of a cement mixer churning and of workers shouting, a [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Logan Square photo gallery. [...]

Where will Chicago put all those people?

The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) predicts that Chicago's population will grow by over 360,000 between 2000 and 2030. NIPC's popula [...]
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