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Electric cars, convenient retail — the Loop of the future

Browsing around the city's Department of Planning and Development Web site this week, we came across a document detailing Mayor Daley's plans for tran [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's West Loop photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis [...]

More Chicago condo deals…

Back on the topic of homes for under $200,000 (by that we mean new-construction and rehabs), we found a couple more today. In Streeterville, the form [...]

Super Bowl (of pasta) Without the Football

Let's say you're like me and couldn't give a rat's claw about the Super Bowl, even if it is Super Bowl XL, the coolest Roman numeral possible for the [...]

Chicago for under $200,000

Depressing news for first-home buyers: it's getting harder and harder to find a condo under $200,000 in Chicago and it's only going to get worse, with [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

See dozens more in YoChicago's Edgewater photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis [...]

A Packer invades Soldier Field

Mike Wier is one brave developer. Wier, who sits on the board of the Green Bay Packers football team, is heading up the new Casablanca Lofts project a [...]
340 on the Park construction update

340 on the Park construction update

The 340 0n the Park development, an ultra-luxury highrise, is slowly taking shape over at Lakeshore East. [...]
Loop real estate – better odds than an Indiana casino

Loop real estate – better odds than an Indiana casino

Now we know what we should have been doing two years ago - plonking down money on a highrise condo in the Loop. The median price for condos has leapt [...]
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

The alley behind The Alley on Clark Street. See dozens more in YoChicago's Lake View photo gallery. Photo by Joeff Davis [...]
Shopping in upscale Chicago neighborhoods

Shopping in upscale Chicago neighborhoods

Has anyone else ever gone into a store in an upscale Chicago neighborhood and wondered what the hell they were actually selling or how they managed [...]

Last Chance New Year's

Here's your last chance until 4705, and you won't hear any more Chinese New Year chatter from me until then. Opera restaurant (312-461-0161), at 1301 [...]

The Loop's hidden gems

We've been chatting here at YoChicago about how the Loop is full of little bars and restaurants and the like, that are tucked away from sight. Now tha [...]

Targeting Chicago's dumbest borrowers

It's not as if mortgage lenders need much help in targeting understanding-challenged borrowers, but the Illinois Department of Financial and Professio [...]

Sets my sleaze-o-meter racing

I have a finely-tuned sleaze-o-meter that easily jumps past the redline. One mortgage broker's radio commercial sends my sleaze-o racing from word on [...]

Young skaters need a facility on the New East Side

What do you do when you are a teenager who enjoys skateboarding but you live in a downtown highrise, the sport is prohibited in the surrounding street [...]
Yuppies have murals, too

Yuppies have murals, too

This one is in the part of Humboldt Park that some are trying to annex as West Bucktown. Goats have interesting ways of marking their turf. The ph [...]

Renting at the high end

Chicago rents don't approach the $100K and up a month that you'll find in Manhattan, or even the $60K that's not uncommon in LA. To catch up on the l [...]

Lion spotted in River North

Well, Happy New Year. As forecasted I spent last night at Big Bowl at 60 E. Ohio popping tasty pot stickers into my mouth, and following those with a [...]
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