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"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 [...]
Lagrange looks forward with the leaning towers of Prairie

Lagrange looks forward with the leaning towers of Prairie

It does our heart good to see the name of Lucien Lagrange, architect to Chicago's wealthy (think The Park Tower, 840 N. Lake Shore Drive, The Elysian, [...]
Weird front porches in Washington Park

Weird front porches in Washington Park

I like traditional walk-ups, but these mid-air front doors sticking off to one side of a building just look wrong. Maybe it's because, this being Wash [...]

Des Plaines? You couldn't pay me to live there. Literally.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the Des Plaines City Council will reconsider a rule requiring department heads to live in the northern suburb. Appare [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Members of the Chicago Childrens Choir. Photo by Joeff Davis [...]
Park Tower Condos: big fish in a kiddie pool

Park Tower Condos: big fish in a kiddie pool

The American Institute of Architects "AIA Guide to Chicago" says that Park Tower Condominiums' "beautifully detailed and proportioned curtain wall sta [...]
Renzo Piano's designs on The Art Institute of Chicago

Renzo Piano's designs on The Art Institute of Chicago

Here's a rendering of Renzo Piano's design for the $220 million Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago, courtesy of the Art Institute. This is a [...]
Lakeshore East's Aqua is a long drink of water

Lakeshore East's Aqua is a long drink of water

Meet Aqua, which at 82-stories, will be the tallest high-rise at the Lakeshore East development, that sits on land south of Wacker Drive and west of L [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

South Loop view photo by Joeff Davis [...]
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Count down the days until this glorious shrine goes ugly on us. It will be beautiful again. Just wait till next year. If you've got the ugly build [...]
University of Chicago's south campus development plan

University of Chicago's south campus development plan

Check out the University of Chicago's south campus development plan. By 2008, this area will be home to a residence hall for 900 students, a couple of [...]
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday. Let's take a go around the Yo. Edgewater: More elbow room at Metropolis Lincoln Park: What's with East Lincoln Park? Gold Coast: [...]

Watch the ads for the real story?

Most of our pages have ads from Google in the left column, and Google's first-take ad match on our posts is always intriguing. The second ad that cam [...]
Podmajersky talks Pilsen

Podmajersky talks Pilsen

Admire him or hate him, he's a man who made a difference. Google Video has a fascinating half-hour of an 80-year old John Podmajersky talking about [...]

Phrases we hate – Active Adult

When you turn 55 you join the ranks of what real estate marketers are calling "Active Adults." Until then you are, presumably, an Inactive Adult. The [...]
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