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New Aqua high-rise makes waves at Lakeshore East

If you wanted a piece of the new Lakeshore East residential development nestled between the lake and the river on the New East Side, but mercurial inv ...
Would you like fries with your mansion?

Would you like fries with your mansion?

"McMansion" is a term coined in the '80s and usually associated with sprawling suburban mansions squeezed into neighborhoods full of quaint older home ...

Lincoln Park Chad Society does not approve

We don't think Starbucks is holding high-level meetings over the failure of the Lincoln Park Chad Society to grant its stamp of approval to the new ci ...
Chicago rent barometer: the Gold Coast for $1,200-$1,300

Chicago rent barometer: the Gold Coast for $1,200-$1,300

"Along the Gold Coast, high-rises began to glow, window added to window, against the dark. In every lighted bedroom, couples home from work were strip ...

Forged documents, a suspicious fire, a $2m skip-out

Remember when high-rolling bandit builders stalked the cornfields of Chicagoland — the good old days before they all went bland and law-abiding? ...
Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

A bad day, overall. The wife discovered Allie. Allie discovered the wife. Locksmiths and lawyers all around. Overnight it at The Drake. Offshore t ...
Today's Yo challenge — Fort Pappageorge

Today's Yo challenge — Fort Pappageorge

That's not a drawing of an integrated circuit chip — it's a Google Earth view of what used to be mockingly referred to as "Fort Pappageorge," ...

Cooking with Tony on the Mag Mile

No foolin', on Saturday, April 1, chef Tony Mantuano, he of the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Midwest last year, presents the first in a seri ...

Chicago hotel condos – a financial or lifestyle investment?

Hotel condos - are they good investment vehicles? Opinions vary. Some say that by the time you have paid assessment fees and Chicago's notoriously hig ...
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: The Shoreland

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: The Shoreland

In 1919, Melemore Construction finished the 11 stories of limestone that comprise the Fugard & Knapp-designed Shoreland Apartments, 229 E Lake Shore D ...

A new frat house high-rise for Chads and Trixies in Lincoln Park?

If SoLo didn't take off as a nickname for the South Loop, what makes the developer of South of North, a new high-rise in Lincoln Park, think that the ...

A mixologist on ice at The James hotel condos

Curious about what's on offer in a hotel condo, the newest trend in the Chicago real estate market, we took a quick look around a suite at The James, ...
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: 209 East LSD is among the priciest

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: 209 East LSD is among the priciest

Yesterday we mentioned that architect Benjamin Marshall both designed and built the Drake Tower. Marshall also pulled double duty on 209 E Lake Shor ...
New Lake View condos just 6,000 steps from the lake

New Lake View condos just 6,000 steps from the lake

How about that view of the lake? Proximity to the lake and its beaches is a valued amenity for many Chicago homebuyers, and it's one that many deve ...
What can you rent for around $600 in Chicago?

What can you rent for around $600 in Chicago?

This week, Yo found an apartment building (shown below) in Uptown with studios renting from $496 to $616 a month. Studios in this Edgewater buildi ...

May flowers be in your future

On a brutal day like today it's good to remind yourself that it won't last forever. Soon your City in a Garden will return to being a city in a gard ...

Plenty of doctors in the house at Converge, in Lincoln Park

Ever wonder how some people get the heads-up on a new development long before the rest of us (aside from those with family or friends in the business) ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

How to account for this? - Prototype for Six Flags Starbucks. - Turret fell off a UFO and landed on the Starbucks. - Starbucks CEO's kid got hired ...
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