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A drive through River North, Chicago

A drive through River North, Chicago

This neighborhood hosts well-known tourist restaurants (Gino's, Hard Rock, Rainforest Cafe, Portillo's, Harry Caray's) and a say of parking lots. It' [...]
On foot in River North

On foot in River North

Join me for a windy (i.e., noisy) walk around a few spots in River North. You'll see the spectacular urban vistas from Erie Park and a "no trespas [...]
River North vistas – great and not so great

River North vistas – great and not so great

Check out the great urban vistas from Erie Park, the no trespassing signs on the river walk, luxury single familly homes - and the frightening npover [...]
Washington Square Landmark District

Washington Square Landmark District

Take one or two buildings of landmark or near-landmark quality. Add in a few third-rate old buildings nearby. Hire an architectural historian to wax [...]
Washington Square Landmark District, Chicago

Washington Square Landmark District, Chicago

Join YoJoe for a (somewhat lame) walk through this "landmark district." It often seems that a landmark district in Chicago is an area that's only [...]
A Wrigleyville slum for the dead?

A Wrigleyville slum for the dead?

No, not Wrigley Field. The Cubs ain't dead yet. That's the Sun-Times take on Jewish Graceland, a cemetery that's perhaps a future condo site. Barb [...]
Chicago’s Jewish Graceland – a slum for the dead?

Chicago’s Jewish Graceland – a slum for the dead?

That's how the Sun-Times recently described a portion of this cemetery. To Barbara, a visitor we met there, it's "an untouched, lovely place." [...]
Demolition of the last ABLA Homes high-rise in Chicago

Demolition of the last ABLA Homes high-rise in Chicago

The wrecking ball is tediously smashing down the last high-rise from this notorious public housing project. [...]
Val’s block, in the heart of DePaul Trixieland

Val’s block, in the heart of DePaul Trixieland

The fabled Lincoln Park Trixie is scarcely in evidence on the block where Val lives. Perhaps she's a mythical creature? Join YoVal and YoJoe for a [...]
Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part four

Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part four

In this final part of a 4-part series we talk about Malibu East's neighborhood. Earlier, Helen Wagner walked YoChicago around the common areas at [...]
Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part three

Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part three

Helen Wagner takes YoChicago on an insider walk through a corner two-bedroom unit at Malibu East. Part one was a tour of the common areas of this 45- [...]
Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part two

Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part two

Helen Wagner takes YoChicago on an insider walk through one of the two-bedroom units at Malibu East. Part one was a tour of the common areas of this [...]
Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part one

Malibu East, 6033 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Part one

Helen Wagner takes YoChicago on an insider tour of the common areas of this 45-story condo in Edgewater. [...]
Hegewisch, Chicago, a great community

Hegewisch, Chicago, a great community

Hegewisch, in the far southeast corner of Chicago, is an aging community. Rosemary Haines, office manager of the Hegewisch Community Committee, talks [...]
Edgewater’s Senn High School – Avid about A.V.I.D.

Edgewater’s Senn High School – Avid about A.V.I.D.

Richard Norman, second-year principal at Senn talks about the new A.V.I.D. program and some of the accomplishments and changes at his diverse school. [...]
Edgewater’s Senn High School – It is the world

Edgewater’s Senn High School – It is the world

Chicago's neo-classical Senn High has one of the most diverse student bodies in the world. Newly-retired teacher Helen Murtaugh talks about some of t [...]
Yo tours Ravenswood Manor with Chris Moran

Yo tours Ravenswood Manor with Chris Moran

The Yo took its own video tour of Ravenswood Manor recently, focusing heavily on the charming housing stock ("charming" is a real estate cliche we're [...]

"190 North" paddles through Ravenswood Manor, Rockwell

The popular ABC7 TV show "190 North" highlights Ravenswood Manor and the revitalized commercial on Rockwell Street, just east of the river, in this we [...]
On track with the CTA in Ravenswood Manor, Chicago

On track with the CTA in Ravenswood Manor, Chicago

Contrary to popular belief, the CTA doesn't take every opportunity to kill a pedestrian. As seen here, the train slows down and warns one away. [...]
A drive through Park Manor, Chatham and West Chesterfield

A drive through Park Manor, Chatham and West Chesterfield

We still have some out-takes from South Triangle Week. Here are a few. Chatham and West Chesterfield, above. Park Manor, above. See more video [...]
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