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The message from Central Lake View

The message from Central Lake View

I'm puzzled by the Central Lake View Merchants Association's street banners along Belmont and Sheffield. They're the only ones I've ever seen in Ch [...]

Old Town, Fit Town

Old Town must be the fittest neighborhood in the city with three full-service gym/spas within a couple of blocks of each other. Obviously there are en [...]
Battle of the highrises: Da Bears or Da Park?

Battle of the highrises: Da Bears or Da Park?

If you were shopping around new highrise condo towers which vista would have the most appeal? A bird's-eye view of Soldier Field on game-day from high [...]
Watch your head near the Sears Tower

Watch your head near the Sears Tower

Steph, our woman in the West Loop, reports from downtown: Last night as I came off the Quincy el, I was puzzled to see a few big chunks of spattered s [...]

Best bakery name

Colorado can have its punny Baked in Telluride--a clever name for a bakery in the legendary ski town that is also known for its neo-hippies and their [...]
Curtain call for Gold Coast theater?

Curtain call for Gold Coast theater?

YoChicago's Hank from Ye Old Town Triangle reports: The Village Theatre is up for lease! Uh oh. The Village is one of the few remaining small movie h [...]

In Chicago, home is where the hearth is

The advent of home theater rooms is apparently helping the traditional, romantic fireplace to stage a comeback in the living room after being banishe [...]

Single-family homes slated for old Chicago iron company site

You know it now as the old site of the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, but soon hundreds of people might be calling the stretch of land at 105th Stre [...]
Park Boulevard ground-breaking

Park Boulevard ground-breaking

Yesterday was just another Thursday to most people in Chicago, but it was a pretty big deal for former residents of Stateway Gardens, the Chicago Hous [...]
Chicago woman Trumped on "The Apprentice"

Chicago woman Trumped on "The Apprentice"

We'd hire you Rebecca. We thought you were a class act on crutches. For those of you scratching your heads, YoChicago is referring to 23-year-old fina [...]

The Air & Baseball Show?

The venerable Studs Terkel, lucid and feisty as ever at 93, spoke to a jam-packed room full of admirers at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square on Thursd [...]
North Town Park gets the nod

North Town Park gets the nod

If you thought the creation of North Town Village, which replaced the former Cabrini-Green public housing development, was a staggering transformation [...]
Monster movie premiere!

Monster movie premiere!

Frightening! Spine-Tingling! Tonight only! They'll be rolling out the red carpet in Wrigleyville tonight at 8 p.m. when writer/director Ben Grinnell o [...]
Park Boulevard mixed-income development to break ground

Park Boulevard mixed-income development to break ground

The mixed-income development Park Boulevard will break ground at West 35th Street near South Federal Street, on Thursday, the latest project in the ci [...]

Pilsen protests condos planned for TIF

Back in 1998, proponents of a tax-increment financing district in Pilsen were almost condescending as they tried to sell it to neighborhood residents [...]
Dog days in Chicago highrises

Dog days in Chicago highrises

Just how pet-friendly can a highrise condo be? Dog-ownership is common in highrise-happy neighborhoods like the South Loop and developers often tout d [...]
Drinking your way through Chicago

Drinking your way through Chicago

"Entry into the Cork is through a forbidding wooden door that looks like it leads into someone's house in Des Plaines." So begins a newly updated revi [...]

Land trust proposed to keep affordable housing affordable

The Daley administration has proposed an ordinance establishing a "Chicago Community Land Trust," to keep a stock of affordable housing -- both for-sa [...]
A Chicago condo by any other name

A Chicago condo by any other name

Image is everything in sales, so we probably shouldn't be surprised by the weird and wonderful names developers and ad-agency execs dream up to hawk c [...]

Santa bringing lump of coal for renters

Landlords already are preparing their New Year's resolutions, and they might not be good news for Chicago area renters. A local trade group predicts t [...]
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