Tag: People

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A holiday video card from Planned Property

A holiday video card from Planned Property

Planned Property owns and manages 30 apartment buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Join us i ...
YoChicago’s October, 2014 audience reach

YoChicago’s October, 2014 audience reach

According to our server logs, YoChicago reached nearly 94,700 unique visitors in October. That's a 10% decline from the more than 104,000 visitors we ...
Where Chicago’s 25- to 34-year olds cluster

Where Chicago’s 25- to 34-year olds cluster

According to 2010 US Census data, 25- to 34-year olds accounted for 13.4% of the nation's population and 17.97% of the City of Chicago's. That tra ...
How Al Friedman helped create River North

How Al Friedman helped create River North

The first night I ever spent in Chicago was in a fleabag hotel on Wells Street in the late-60s. The area now known as River North was then one of ...
YoChicago’s taking a day off

YoChicago’s taking a day off

YoChicago won't be posting about Chicago real estate today, but will resume tomorrow. I returned to Chicago late Sunday after a five-day br ...
Question of the day – who’s getting the supervouchers?

Question of the day – who’s getting the supervouchers?

Crain's Chicago Business reported yesterday that the Chicago Housing Authority is issuing "supervouchers" that enable low-income residents to rent ...
YoChicago nears 3,000 YouTube subscribers

YoChicago nears 3,000 YouTube subscribers

YoChicago has more than 2,500 videos on our primary YouTube channel, and they've been viewed more than 3.8 million times. We have far more narrate ...
The Millennials are coming, perhaps

The Millennials are coming, perhaps

One of the few things you can say for certain about the Millennial Generation is that its membership is huge in number. Beyond the sheer size ...
Meet Jola Jablonska, a Chicago photographer

Meet Jola Jablonska, a Chicago photographer

I've take many photographs while shooting 1,000s of videos and I've often been asked by real estate agents to do the photography for the home. ...
Is the crisis in the Ukraine improving Realtor spelling?

Is the crisis in the Ukraine improving Realtor spelling?

Ukrainian Village is probably the most commonly misspelled neighborhood name in Chicago. Is that changing as a result of the saturation coverage o ...
Ask American Realty’s Dan Dantuma about his drug arrests

Ask American Realty’s Dan Dantuma about his drug arrests

American Realty's Dan Dantuma had 135 repetitive ads on Craigslist as of mid-morning yesterday. More than 80% of them were for a single apartment, ...
State Street Properties’ amazing Craigslist apartment spam

State Street Properties’ amazing Craigslist apartment spam

With just over 2,500 ads, State Street Properties isn't Craigslist's most prolific apartment ad spammer, but it ranks among the worst of them and ...
Where have all the iMove agents gone, short time passing?

Where have all the iMove agents gone, short time passing?

We've written repeatedly about iMove Chicago, a rental service that advertises frequently on Craigslist for new leasing agents and brokers. We ...
Craigslist spammer of the day: Andy Trejo and iQrentals

Craigslist spammer of the day: Andy Trejo and iQrentals

We haven't written about Andy Trejo before, but he's been on our radar for well over a year, and his company names have been on our Chicago rental ...
An update on Chicagoland Property Group’s spam-family Walker

An update on Chicagoland Property Group’s spam-family Walker

In the coming months we'll be continuing our efforts to make it easier for you to identify and avoid some of Craiglist's worst apartment ad spamme ...
Jeanne Gang, on building communities through architecture

Jeanne Gang, on building communities through architecture

There have been recent rumors that architect Jeanne Gang may be involved in a new tower at Lakeshore East, where Aqua has made quite a splash. ...

Meet the guys who wash your windows

There are times when you see them almost nose-to-nose, but there never seems to be a way to get to know them. They're the guys who rappel down yo ...
Planned Property takes the Polar Plunge with #swimmyfallon

Planned Property takes the Polar Plunge with #swimmyfallon

Chicago's Polar Plunge benefitting the Special Olympics drew a record crowd this year, due in part to the participation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and ...
Know your condo manager, Prairie Shores Management edition

Know your condo manager, Prairie Shores Management edition

While reading a string of negative reviews on Yelp for Prairie Shores Management I locked in on the name of Richard Holtzman. Back in the 80s Holt ...
A day for honoring Martin Luther King Jr

A day for honoring Martin Luther King Jr

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, we might pause to consider how much has changed since he came to Chicago in 1966 to advance ...
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