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Everything is $5 at Southport restaurant

The strip of Southport between Addison and Irving went upscale long ago and is now lined with fancy restaurants. So it's nice in a way to see that in [...]

What's next for the old Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park?

Everyone has been curiously silent on the subject of Children's Memorial Hospital moving from Lincoln Park to Streeterville. The new downtown digs won [...]
Photo gallery of opening day at Wrigley Field

Photo gallery of opening day at Wrigley Field

Over at our Uptown neighborhood journal, Yo Chicago's Nat has a very cool gallery of photos he took last weekend at the Cub's opener. Ever alert for a [...]
Details, divinity and architectural terra cotta

Details, divinity and architectural terra cotta

Yes, Mies van der Rohe's proclamation that "God is in the details" has become a tired cliche. Which doesn't mean it's not so. It's just suffered fro [...]
Woodlawn needs its community gardens as much as the new condos

Woodlawn needs its community gardens as much as the new condos

We've mentioned that neighborhoods like Woodlawn are marred by vacant lots. The lots have mostly been vacant since the 1960s, when building owners aba [...]
Heritage spillover a nice legacy for Mesa

Heritage spillover a nice legacy for Mesa

The Legacy at Millennium Park isn't scheduled to break ground until July, according to Andy Warner, of Equity Marketing Services, but the planned 73-s [...]
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

We've got the reds today, and it's not the reds you pop to make you mellow. It's the ugh-ly blues reds times three. Champion Cycle, on Western Aven [...]

Lots o' matzo in River East

The new Max and Benny's deli is offering in-house and to-go Passover Seder menus on Wednesday and Thursday night, April 12 and 13, for $18.95 per pers [...]
Faces of which Chicago 'hood (III) ?

Faces of which Chicago 'hood (III) ?

OK, the bridge should help narrow this one down. In which Chicago neighborhood did Yo's Joeff Davis discover these guys enjoying an afternoon's fishin [...]

Apartment Therapy for Chicago

The Web's most stylish interior design site, Apartment Therapy, just launched its Chicago version. Chicagoans no longer have to go to New York and Lo [...]

The Loop is the hottest market in the U.S. – sorry Gold Coast

So the day has finally come when it's a good thing to live in the Loop and a not-as-good-thing to live on the Gold Coast. Why? Well according to Forbe [...]
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday. Let's take a go around the Yo. Bucktown: Bucktown's spring collection of mutated Stepford Wives Uptown: Wrigley field - the starti [...]
Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

A sunny day's in the forecast, so head out to explore one of the Cook County Forest Preserve's little-known nature centers. Yo recommends the Hal T [...]

If Dante ran a Chicago apartment service…

YoChicagoan Joel Hoglund consulted an apartment finder service when he and a friend were in search of a two-bedroom for less than $1,000. They hoped t [...]

"Movin' Out" is movin back to Chicago's Auditorium Theatre

"Movin' Out," the musical based on Billy Joel's songs and choreographed by Twyla Tharp, returns to Chicago, where its pre-Broadway run began. The show [...]
Is Edgewater's Statesman removed from lives of ordinary citizens?

Is Edgewater's Statesman removed from lives of ordinary citizens?

Across the street from the Edgewater Beach Apartments stands --or floats -- The Statesman, at 5601 North Sheridan Road. If Chicago is the city in a g [...]
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