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Wednesday, Wednesday is Yo Chicago rents day

Amazing. Awesome. Unbelievable. The Homestead Group rental service peppers its nearly 200 ads on Craigslist with a lengthy list of these and other su [...]

Development name of the day: NeuStoneshire

What makes a good suburban housing development name? It should be descriptive and contain "woods, hills, lake, creek, ridge, Glen or stone" somewhere [...]
The Legacy condos — almost Michigan Ave

The Legacy condos — almost Michigan Ave

From a clever news release e-mailed late yesterday about the planned new condo tower, The Legacy at Millennium Park: "Hundreds flocked to the VIP open [...]
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

The guy who styles himself The Bench over at the Irving Park journal presented us with a sampler of neighborhood uglies this week. The competition w [...]

Downtown housing volume rose 67% in 15 years

Some numbers from a new housing report just caught our collective eye. In 1990, downtown Chicago had about 48,000 housing units, according to housing [...]

CTA Tattler chronicles urban life on the el

While we're on the subject of the Chicago Transit Authority and scatalogical references (see below post), the often entertaining CTA Tattler seems to [...]

CTA's "countown to a new brown" elicits groans

And the award for worst tagline for a major public works project goes to the Chicago Transit Authority for "countdown to a new brown." The scatalogica [...]
Two 12-story condo towers coming to West Loop

Two 12-story condo towers coming to West Loop

Twelve stories might not seem so tall given the vertical building boom underway downtown, but for the West Loop, it's nose-bleed development. Emeral [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Humboldt Park photo gallery. [...]
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday. Let's take a go around the Yo. Streeterville: The Captain certainly started something South Loop: Yo Chicago South Loop photo gall [...]

Irish ways

Over the weekend at R.J. Grunts (2056 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-929-5363), the Lincoln Park restaurant that started it all for the Lettuce Entertain Y [...]

Bull as principal and principle

zRent bills itself as "Chicago's premier apartment locator." Whatever. The company needs some help in matching photos with ads: it's using the same p [...]

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

Explore ancient Africa without ever leaving Chicago at the newly-opened Nubian Gallery at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute. It's open f [...]

From zombie to real estate agent

Some folks think that going from zombie to real estate agent is not progressing in the right direction. We just stumbled across Jay Stover's high-con [...]
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's neighborhood photo galleries for the West Loop, Lake View and Lincoln Park (samples below). West L [...]
Is building a district too optimistic a view of the housing market?

Is building a district too optimistic a view of the housing market?

We mentioned in an earlier post the giant mixed-use project planned for River North, but that development's a shrimp compared to some of what's in t [...]

Friday, Friday, is why-oh-why-oh-why day

Why can't a cow have kittens? Tell me why oh why? If you read rental service ads on Craigslist, it's easy to find lie after lie after lie. Yo search [...]
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