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The changing scene in East Pilsen

The changing scene in East Pilsen

I met Cuahutémoc Morfin while walking the streets of East Pilsen. He's a 28-year resident of the area and a former and future candidate for alderman ...
Jefferson, Lumber and Cermak, in East Pilsen

Jefferson, Lumber and Cermak, in East Pilsen

One of my favorite Chicago intersections is Jefferson, Lumber and Cermak, in East Pilsen, just west of the Chicago River. The street names themselv ...
Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

In our final installment of my Uptown walking tour, I head east on Montrose Avenue to Montrose Park. In stark contrast to the bustling and motoring ...
Revisiting Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark with Hasani Steele

Revisiting Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark with Hasani Steele

Stonemason Group received a Good Neighbor Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors earlier this year for its ongoing Renaissance on Kimbark pr ...
Obama's neighbor on Harold Washington

Obama's neighbor on Harold Washington

Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor, launched his mayoral campaign in Bill and Jacky Grimshaw's dining room. The Grimshaws' po ...
Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

The beat goes on as I travel south down Sheridan Road, then over to Uptown's new development Wilson Yard on the corner of Broadway Street and Montro ...
CA23's local dance studio

CA23's local dance studio

Being in the West Loop, CA23's new condos at 23 N Aberdeen St have neighborhood amenities that more or less go without saying. Residents are blocks f ...
A glimpse of new homes from Navy Pier

A glimpse of new homes from Navy Pier

Surely you've heard some of the hoopla over Navy Pier's new AeroBalloon by now. My advice to anyone who wants to take a ride: Call ahead, because th ...
Erik's excursions: Walking Uptown, Part 3

Erik's excursions: Walking Uptown, Part 3

Ethiopian food, Red Line murals, the Aragon Ballroom, and the mosaic facade of Alternatives Youth and Family Center are featured in this installment ...
More scenes from the CA23 block party

More scenes from the CA23 block party

When he wasn't busy sampling the eats or rocking out to U2 (or something like it) at The Brixton Group's block party on Aberdeen Street in the West ...
Erik's excursions: more Uptown

Erik's excursions: more Uptown

In the second video of the series, we don't go beyond what is immediately available at the corner of Broadway and Lawrence Avenues. We see the Green ...
Erik's excursions: strolling around Uptown

Erik's excursions: strolling around Uptown

I recently conducted a walking tour of Uptown on the Far North Side to get a sense of its "walkability." At WalkScore.com, Uptown gets a rating of 9 ...
Remembering David Hall

Remembering David Hall

David Hall died peacefully, and unexpectedly, in his sleep earlier this week. Seven months ago today I sat with David, an old friend who'd built Co ...
Aqua sees its first closing

Aqua sees its first closing

The title says it all. According to Magellan Development's Aqua Home Owner's blog, the first closing at Aqua, 225 N Columbus Dr, is scheduled for 1 p. ...
ParkView's townhomes: single-family style with high-rise perks

ParkView's townhomes: single-family style with high-rise perks

ParkView isn't the only high-rise around with townhome-style units near its base, but I can't think of any others where the townhomes have terraces ...
Going beyond green: More features and finishes at 4847 North Ashland's homes

Going beyond green: More features and finishes at 4847 North Ashland's homes

In our last video about Sergio & Banks' new green condos at 4847 North Ashland, agent Melissa Govedarica shows me a few more of the development's pe ...
ParkView's northern view

ParkView's northern view

Joe got his first glimpse of ParkView's Streeterville scenes last week when he followed MCL's Mike Maier up to the tower's 37th floor. See what they ...
A taste of Polonia on Saturday morning

A taste of Polonia on Saturday morning

The menu highlights say it all: pierogis and pizza. The 30th annual Taste of Polonia was not so Polish and oh-so Jefferson Park. Join Joe and Jordan ...
New incentives for select ParkView condos

New incentives for select ParkView condos

As ParkView nears a sellout, MCL Companies has begun offering incentives on a few of its remaining units. Last week Joe Zekas asked MCL's Mike Maier ...
More green features at 4847 North Ashland

More green features at 4847 North Ashland

In our second video at this green development in Ravenswood, we explore the features of a master bathroom in this green construction. Glass tile (co ...
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