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Happy holidays from YoChicago

3300 block Flournoy

Christmas is our hook for being mindful of all of the holidays that Chicagoans celebrate at this time of year. We wish you, before and after the fact, happy holidays. It’s a tradition for many people to venture out into different parts of Chicagoland to look at holiday decorations. We suggest a visit to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 24, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Holiday food drive in Lake View needs your help

Food drive

Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood is best known as a playground for the young and affluent, but it’s also home to many families and elderly citizens, some of whom need periodic help with the most basic of needs: food. Lakeview Pantry, one of Chicago’s largest food pantries, has been helping its neighbors since 1970. This year ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 1, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Holiday cheer at South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower Chicago

Astoria Tower, a full-amenity new high-rise in Chicago’s South Loop, hosts a series of events for its residents throughout the year. They’re a great way for residents to get to know each other and the staff in a relaxed setting – and sample some great food while doing so. Join us at Astoria Tower’s annual ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 20, 2012
North ShoreWilmette

A highly-addictive Christmas lights and music show in Wilmette

Wilmette Christmas video

On Christmas Eve my daughter Val and I headed over to the corner of Cleveland St and Thornwood Ave in Wilmette, planning to spend a few minutes seeing the Christmas lights. We stayed nearly an hour, repeatedly saying “let’s see what’s next” and “just one more.” What held our interest was more than 30,000 dancing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 25, 2011

Easter open house warning

Lincoln Park Conservatory

If you’re planning to visit open houses on Easter Sunday, pay careful attention to the dates on open house listings. Several broker sites are surfacing open houses scheduled for next Sunday, May 1st and will still be showing Saturday’s open houses on Sunday. Because of the holiday, very few homes will be open for viewing.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2011

Happy holidays from YoChicago

Novak Construction, Chicgo

Joe the elder will be in New York, and Joe the younger in Arkansas over Christmas. Light posting ahead. We hope that you have cause for celebration, or the wit to imagine it in your future.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 23, 2010