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Rediscovering the Chicago pedway

What's three miles long, eight feet wide and snakes its way past 50 different buildings? Damn it. The headline gave it away. How come we never hear a [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Lincoln Park photo gallery. [...]

A death sentence for taggers?

Uh, you might want to move your spray paint to your trunk, and put a newspaper over it, before you park your car in West Walker, a part of the city th [...]
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Wicker Park, Bronzeville and Ravenswood (samples below). Wicker Park Bronzeville [...]

Where crime is almost fun

If you haven't been to ChicagoCrime.org, go there now and check out your street and neighborhood. This innovative site plots recent crimes in Chicago [...]

Developers prepare to pitch South Shore to Chicago homebuyers

South Shore - do you know it yet? We're told that a bunch of developers are getting together to hire a PR person to introduce Chicago homebuyers to th [...]

Electric cars, convenient retail — the Loop of the future

Browsing around the city's Department of Planning and Development Web site this week, we came across a document detailing Mayor Daley's plans for tran [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's West Loop photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis [...]

More Chicago condo deals…

Back on the topic of homes for under $200,000 (by that we mean new-construction and rehabs), we found a couple more today. In Streeterville, the form [...]

Super Bowl (of pasta) Without the Football

Let's say you're like me and couldn't give a rat's claw about the Super Bowl, even if it is Super Bowl XL, the coolest Roman numeral possible for the [...]

Chicago for under $200,000

Depressing news for first-home buyers: it's getting harder and harder to find a condo under $200,000 in Chicago and it's only going to get worse, with [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's Edgewater photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis [...]

A Packer invades Soldier Field

Mike Wier is one brave developer. Wier, who sits on the board of the Green Bay Packers football team, is heading up the new Casablanca Lofts project a [...]
340 on the Park construction update

340 on the Park construction update

The 340 0n the Park development, an ultra-luxury highrise, is slowly taking shape over at Lakeshore East. [...]
Loop real estate – better odds than an Indiana casino

Loop real estate – better odds than an Indiana casino

Now we know what we should have been doing two years ago - plonking down money on a highrise condo in the Loop. The median price for condos has leapt [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

The alley behind The Alley on Clark Street. See dozens more in YoChicago's Lake View photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis [...]
Shopping in upscale Chicago neighborhoods

Shopping in upscale Chicago neighborhoods

Has anyone else ever gone into a store in an upscale Chicago neighborhood and wondered what the hell they were actually selling or how they managed [...]

Last Chance New Year's

Here's your last chance until 4705, and you won't hear any more Chinese New Year chatter from me until then. Opera restaurant (312-461-0161), at 1301 [...]

The Loop's hidden gems

We've been chatting here at YoChicago about how the Loop is full of little bars and restaurants and the like, that are tucked away from sight. Now tha [...]
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