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Chicagoans in glass highrise houses

Chicagoans in glass highrise houses

Glassy condo highrises are popping up all over downtown in the City of Big Shoulders, and it's interesting to look at possible reasons for the materia ...
Lee's Loft holds holiday open house

Lee's Loft holds holiday open house

Tiemaker Lee Allison opens his home (which is also his office) this coming weekend, Dec. 10-11, for a Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both d ...
Drinking your way through Chicago

Drinking your way through Chicago

"Entry into the Cork is through a forbidding wooden door that looks like it leads into someone's house in Des Plaines." So begins a newly updated revi ...

Land trust proposed to keep affordable housing affordable

The Daley administration has proposed an ordinance establishing a "Chicago Community Land Trust," to keep a stock of affordable housing -- both for-sa ...
Chocolate Cafe is West Loop's hidden gem

Chocolate Cafe is West Loop's hidden gem

Randolph Street's "Restaurant Row" is about four blocks from my apartment in the West Loop, and sounded as good a street as any to explore possible ni ...

Pools make a splash in Chicago highrises

While fitness centers with "state-of-the-art equipment" are as mandatory as granite countertops in downtown highrises these days, swimming pools are l ...
A Chicago condo by any other name

A Chicago condo by any other name

Image is everything in sales, so we probably shouldn't be surprised by the weird and wonderful names developers and ad-agency execs dream up to hawk c ...

Santa bringing lump of coal for renters

Landlords already are preparing their New Year's resolutions, and they might not be good news for Chicago area renters. A local trade group predicts t ...
Chicago's all Greek to me

Chicago's all Greek to me

I dye my hair darker instead of blonder. I don't own big furry boots to tuck my jeans into, and I never had a pair of UGGs. I never had one of those ...
Four plus one = attractive building in Lake View

Four plus one = attractive building in Lake View

Prettying up the dreaded four plus ones that dot the North Side like so much acne might be the real estate equivalent of giving face transplants to bu ...
Lions in winter

Lions in winter

Lest the Art Institute lions grab up all of the holiday glory with their Christmas wreaths, another Chicago institution, The Second City, has adorned ...
Oh what a feeling – Evanston condos

Oh what a feeling – Evanston condos

What do Evanston condo developers and Toyota have in common? Both look like they are desperately trying to unload end-of-year stock. If you always fan ...
Chicago highrise offers winter balcony

Chicago highrise offers winter balcony

This new real estate trend would have to be a strong seller among sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder... The latest thing in highrise condos in ...

Pho soup's sake

Not that a bowl of the classic Vietnamese soup, pho, isn't delectable in the dog days of summer (and it is), but when the weather turns ugly--like now ...
Chicago developer awarded for contribution to city

Chicago developer awarded for contribution to city

In the eyes of the general public, real estate developers usually rate somewhere down near journalists and used-car salesmen in a ranking of occupatio ...

Custom House opens house

With the opening of Custom House restaurant in the Printer's Row neighborhood, chef Shawn McClain now has all of the bases covered. The new steak-cent ...
The circus comes to the CHA

The circus comes to the CHA

This priceless little gem comes from the vault of the Chicago Housing Authority. It happened four years ago at Washington Park Homes, a family develop ...

Will $500,000 cabanas catch on in Chicago?

Cabanas - those tiny ocean and pool-side shacks better known as the love nests of Desperate Housewives-types and their compliant poolboys than as hot ...

Fundraiser for CAR's Jennifer Maley

The Chicago Association of Realtors is sponsoring a fundraiser for its director of communications, Jennifer Maley, who was recently diagnosed with a b ...
Rent and build equity on a Chicago condo

Rent and build equity on a Chicago condo

Renters who are thinking of buying but want to test out a neighborhood first have an interesting new option at the Lakeshore East development, a 28-ac ...
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