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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. [...]

47th and Cottage TIF expanded

Despite street improvements and new banners proclaiming a "blues district," 47th Street has remained largely undeveloped east of King Drive. The city [...]
What's the deal?

What's the deal?

Bargains abound as developers court buyers in competitive market What will it take to put you in a new home today? Whatever your answer, the odds hav [...]
Eclectic Albany Park balances diversity with development boom

Eclectic Albany Park balances diversity with development boom

Marla Mason remembers an Albany Park far different from the one home and condo buyers are flocking to today. Mason, a pioneer developer in the famous [...]

Rubloff's Kinney named Realtor of the year

The Illinois Association of Realtors has named James Kinney, president of Rubloff Residential Properties, Illinois Realtor of the year. Kinney came to [...]

Park Boulevard gets TIF go-ahead

Construction moved a step closer in mid-July for Park Boulevard, the 37-acre development of more than 1,300 homes that's slated to replace the Chicago [...]

TCF offers undocumented immigrants mortgages

TCF Bank plans to write mortgages for undocumented immigrants in the Chicago area, opening up a potentially massive pool of consumers major banks long [...]

Daley backs CHA employment rule

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has backed a controversial Chicago Housing Authority plan to keep unemployed public housing residents out of the mixed-inc [...]

Condo assessment dispute proves fatal

Dealing with a recalcitrant homeowner is never easy for a condo board, but it proved fatal this week for a Franklin Park woman. Condo owner Zdzislaw K [...]

Wal-Mart reconsidering S. Side store

Wal-Mart reportedly is considering pulling its proposal for a new South Side store over concerns about the tax-increment financing being sought by the [...]

Unions back affordable housing plan

A variety of union leaders have rallied behind a proposal that would require developers to set aside 15 percent of the housing units they build for lo [...]

Dubin opens design center

Local developer Dubin Residential has grown significantly in recent years, with condo and townhouse projects stretching from the West Loop to Evanston [...]

Promontory point, counterpoint continues

A committee has been formed in an attempt to break the deadlock over reconstruction of Hyde Park's historic Promontory Point. Local activists have bee [...]
Major projects, city growth spur housing boom on south lakefront

Major projects, city growth spur housing boom on south lakefront

Louis Outlaw grew up on stories of Bronzeville, a legendary South Side community that over the years attained a sort of mythic status in his mind. His [...]
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