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Release the hounds!

Driving north on Lake Shore Drive at 6:15 p.m. today I noticed that the lakefront path between Oak Street Beach and the North Avenue pedestrian bridge [...]

Distinctive Maoism comes to Lincoln Park

It could be a creative cross-marketing effort, though we suspect it was sabotage. Either way, We were shocked and dismayed (ok, a little amused too) y [...]
156 West Superior will be unveiled soon

156 West Superior will be unveiled soon

This is 156 West Superior, a new-construction project by Ranquist Development in River North. It's apparently creating a buzz among architecture and [...]

Foodies weep in Woodlawn

Next time we hear residents of somewhere like Rogers Park or the South Loop groaning about the lack of restaurant options in their little burg, we're [...]
Biograph Theater nearing completion

Biograph Theater nearing completion

The historic Biograph movie house, at 2433 N Lincoln Ave in Chicago, the spot where the Lady in Red duped Public Enemy No. 1 John Dillinger, is in i [...]

Chicago houses under $90,000 (yes, houses)

It's easy to start thinking you have to be a millionaire to buy a home in Chicago, an idea we no doubt contributed to with recent posts on luxury cond [...]
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Hell to thee blight spirit! Can the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue get any uglier? "We look before and after, and pine for what is not ..." If y [...]

"Sex" star in Cradle of Man

Come on, admit it -- you loved "Sex and the City." Now, instead of going to a Lincoln Park bar to sip Comsos and paint your nails during re-runs, you [...]

What should a White Sox World Series victory do for Bridgeport?

It was about time the real estate world milked the White Sox 2005 World Series victory for all it was worth. In April, you'll be able to buy a home at [...]
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: top location, confusing address

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: top location, confusing address

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks includes eight buildings in the elite East Lake Shore Drive district, but residents of only six of those high-ri [...]
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday. Let's take a go around the Yo. Lincoln Square: Ravenswood photo gallery West Loop: Sidewalks could stand improvements on Randolph [...]

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

It's a gloomy weekend, and the kids couldn't be more annoying. Sunday's payback time — drag them through the "instrument petting zoo" and finis [...]
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 [...]

Student rush on the South Loop

What? Another student high-rise development may be taking place in the South Loop? Is it only a matter of time before the frat pack well and truly dec [...]
Celebrate Algren's birthday, Chicago in Wicker Park

Celebrate Algren's birthday, Chicago in Wicker Park

We try our best to document Chicago's neighborhoods at YoChicago, but on that score, no one can come close to Nelson Algren, who did for Chicago what [...]
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