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Oakland is Chicago southside neighborhood bounded by 43rd St to the south, 35th St to the north, Lake Shore Dr to Cottage Grove Ave (800 E) when south of Pershing Rd (3900 S), and Vincennes Ave north of Pershing Rd.

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Brother El visits Muddy Waters home in North Kenwood

Brother El

The former home of “legendary Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters” was recently listed by Landmarks Illinois as one of the 10 most endangered historic places in Illinois. Brother El of the Makers of Sense makes several visits to the home, at 4339 S Lake Park in the North Kenwood / Oakland neighborhood, in the above ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 13, 2013
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Lake Park Crescent apartments update

Lake Park Crescent

Construction is well underway on Phase Two of the Lake Park Crescent Apartments in the North Kenwood / Oakland neighborhood. The development is part of the CHA’s Plan for Transformation and replaces public housing that once occupied the site. Phase Two includes an 8-story 81-unit apartment building, pictured above, and 51 units in 3- and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 26, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Head south to North Kenwood / Oakland for more affordable rents

Oakwood Shores

In the above video, shot in 2009, Coldwell Banker’s Clarence Thompson drove one of Yo’s reporters around the North Kenwood / Oakland neighborhood chatting about some of its history and about real estate values. Values have, not surprisingly, plummeted in the area since that time. To cite just one example, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 18, 2013
DealsChicagoSouth Side

City puts vacant lots up for bid

46th & Greenwood, Chicago

The City’s Department of Housing and Economic Development announced that it is accepting sealed bids for four parcels of vacant land on the South Side. Minimum bid prices range from $1,920 to $34,800, and bids are due by April 13. The highest-priced parcel is 4515 S Greenwood, a 55 x 198 lot zoned RT-4. It’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 14, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Revisiting a 6-flat condo on Drexel Blvd

4010 S Drexel Chicago

Five years ago today Yo looked in on a new-construction condo at 4010 S Drexel Blvd where 2- and 3-bedroom units were priced from the $260s to the $390s. Unit 2S in the building is currently for sale, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath priced at $235,000. It was purchased in March of 2007 for $285,000 with mortgages ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 4, 2012