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Detailing Chicago's historic houses

Beginning with the cover photo and description that open Chicago's Mansions by John Graf (Arcadia Publishing, $19.99), the author takes readers on a c [...]
Grit supplies makeover (so far) on West Town's Division Street

Grit supplies makeover (so far) on West Town's Division Street

If in the mid-'90s you told people you were looking for smack on Division Street, they expected needle tracks on your arms. Today, you might be after [...]
Buyers increasingly looking to live in heart of the Loop

Buyers increasingly looking to live in heart of the Loop

If Rich Schaefer and his wife, Sheila, had any doubts about moving from their settled Lake View neighborhood down to a massive planned development at [...]

Logan Square getting greener

Logan Square has been seeing red over its lack of green. Back in 1997, the Near Northwest Side neighborhood was declared to have the least amount of g [...]

Foreclosures soar with predatory loans

Predatory loan terms, especially prepayment penalties and balloon payments, increase the risk of mortgage foreclosure with sub-prime home loans even a [...]

Buy a condo, win a car

Developers have long known that throwing in a little something extra can tip buyers shopping for a new home off of the fence and into the sales center [...]

Christmas comes early for condo buyers

Chicago-area condominium buyers will find their holiday stockings stuffed with developer incentives ranging from real estate tax and assessment breaks [...]

Bridgeport Village takes top award again

Bridgeport Village, a $75 million residential development in Bridgeport has won the Gold Key award for "Best Overall Urban Community" from the Home Bu [...]

Thrush's Block Y wins 2004 Vision Award

The Thrush Companies has won the 2004 Community Vision Award for excellence in urban land planning and development for Block Y, an $80 million mixed-u [...]

Dougherty leaves CAR for Keller Williams

Chicago Association of Realtors CEO Darcy Dougherty is leaving the local trade group to take a post as president and CEO of Keller Williams Mid-Americ [...]

No. Ten Lofts wins Gold Key Award

MCZ Development and Centrum Properties decided to get creative with the three new models at No. Ten Lofts, a 266-unit loft condo conversion at 1044 W. [...]

City spurring development in Pullman

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development has issued a request for proposals for 27 lots between 104th and 106th on South Corliss and South M [...]

New West names Gould partner

New West Realty, one of the Near West Side's most active real estate brokerage and development firms, has named Peter K. Gould a partner. In his new [...]

1111 S. Wabash awarded Gold Key Award

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago awarded a Gold Key Award to the Gammonley Group and Riha Design Group for a model interior at 1111 S. [...]

Andersonville tries to keep it local

Andersonville has become one of the hottest neighborhoods on the North Side, and chain stores increasingly have eyed the vibrant retail strip on Clark [...]

Landmark status ahead for Logan Boulevards

The Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks has granted preliminary landmark status to the Logan Square Boulevard District, which includes wide leafy [...]

BOMA, businesses fight tax cap

Two powerful business groups have filed lawsuits claiming that legislation designed to give homeowners property tax relief is shifting the tax burden [...]

Checkerboard finds new home in Hyde Park

The owner of the legendary Checkerboard Lounge, where everyone from Muddy Waters to Mick Jagger has taken the stage, plans to reopen the South Side cl [...]

Office Depot eyes State Street site

The former Toys 'R' Us store that has been a glaring gap on State Street for the last two years is slated for a new Office Depot, according to reports [...]
South Shore – the last lakefront refuge of the middle class?

South Shore – the last lakefront refuge of the middle class?

Follow Lake Shore Drive as far south as you can, and then keep going. At 57th Street and the Museum of Science and Industry, the road begins to slow. [...]
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