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Is the true face of Pilsen a death mask?

That's the question I found myself asking after reading this Chicago Tribune story about a Pilsen funeral director who's buried more than 150 children ...
Millennium Park – the book hits shelves June 1

Millennium Park – the book hits shelves June 1

Can't wait to hit the grassy grounds of Millennium Park for a bit of outdoor reading this summer? Stop by your local bookstore first and pick up a cop ...

Mies van der Rohe and the Krispy Kremes

This particular cog in the Yo Chicago wheel can't say enough about the Chicago Cycling Club's weekend tours. Taking one of the club's rides is a great ...

Lake View Mayfest: think of it as a really big block party

If you've got the Monday workweek blues, you might want to pay particular attention to what's coming this weekend. Mayfest hits Lake View this Friday, ...
Work in progress: 600 North Lake Shore Drive

Work in progress: 600 North Lake Shore Drive

Construction is underway on the first of two towers at 600 N Lake Shore Drive, which developers Belgravia Group and Sandz Development are calling " ...

The best Chicago neighborhood for young singles

My daughter and two of her friends are graduating from college in June and moving back to Chicago. They want to rent a 3-bedroom, 2-bath, preferably ...
Tales from the rental front: leaving the roommates behind

Tales from the rental front: leaving the roommates behind

When Lisa shifted from always living with roommates to renting an apartment on her own, she discovered the ups and downs of having the space all to he ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, Monday, manic or otherwise. Let's take a go around the Yo. Uptown: Ashamed to be from Uptown? Logan Square: Life in the Square Edgewa ...
Trump Tower taking shape on Chicago River

Trump Tower taking shape on Chicago River

As Trump International Hotel & Tower approaches the 80 percent sold mark, we thought we'd check in on construction. First occupancy in the 92-story ...

We like to watch: the Zen virtual tour

If you can get past the silly name at Zen, an 82-unit condo development at 225 S Sangamon St, in the West Loop, the gods of CAD have created a pretty ...

1st quarter condo sales hit record in downtown Chicago

Bubble Schmubble. Gail Lissner, of Appraisal Research Counselors, acknowledges that resales have softened and other major real estate markets have slo ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Superdawg, 6363 N Milwaukee Ave, is on the outskirts of Jefferson Park but is a favorite for resident fast food junkies (July 2005). Photo by Joeff ...

Portage Park posh is bosh

A 29 year-old paralegal moves back to Portage Park and dreams of a Starbucks. An alderman says "most of his new neighbors come from trendy neighborho ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Lincoln Park (April 2001). Photo by Joeff Davis More Lincoln Park photos available in our Lincoln Park photo gallery. ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

The bustling Kimball transit center, terminus of the CTA's Brown Line (August 2004). Photo by Joeff Davis More Albany Park photos available in our ...

Frank Lloyd Wright housewalk in OP-RF

That's right, it's time again for the Wright Plus benefit housewalk in Oak Park and River Forest. The 32nd annual walk is May 20, and features rare in ...

A modest proposal for 4500 N. Winchester: no condos

Corey Newberry, YoChicago's Johnny-on-the-spot in Ravenswood, issues a plea for 4500 N Winchester, fearing the loss of 80 rental apartments, in our Li ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Edgewater, Near North and Uptown (samples below). Svea, 5236 N Clark St, is one of a ...
Emerald's hot kitchen

Emerald's hot kitchen

Here's a photo of the kitchen at the new Emerald development. (Click on the image - I caved to pressure from my male colleagues, who were outraged at ...
Estudiotres opens shop in Andersonville

Estudiotres opens shop in Andersonville

We must say we're a tad surprised to hear that Estudiotres, a hot new gallery focusing on national and international artists, is opening not in an art ...
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