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Draper and Kramer loses appeal on Gold Coast condo highrise

Developer Draper and Kramer saw its chances of building a 30-story condo highrise at 1320 North Lake Shore Drive slip further away today when the Illi [...]
Another ugly Chicago penthouse

Another ugly Chicago penthouse

We are starting to suspect there's some sort of "Ugly Penthouses Are Us" developer operating along the Sheffield Avenue corridor in Lake View/Lincoln [...]

Luxury homes in Lincoln Park sit, and sit some more on the market

Could there be a glut of McMansions in Lincoln Park? It might be one reason the average price of the city's toniest residences (the single-family home [...]

So long, Berghoff

You wouldn't have guessed it by the lines snaking down the sidewalk on West Adams Street lately but The Berghoff Restaurant, a Chicago icon, is closin [...]
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 [...]
You vanna condo from Ivana?

You vanna condo from Ivana?

It seems that Ivana Trump, the sheila with an Eastern bloc accent, a ute full of dough and collagen aplenty can't find any mates to live with her in t [...]

Fulton New Year's

Fulton Lounge, 955 W. Fulton St. (312-942-9500), in the emerging Fulton Market District, is hosting a New Year's Eve party featuring hors d'oeuvres, p [...]

Maxwell Street lounge

Junior's Sports Lounge, which counts Bear legend Gale Sayers as a business partner, officially opens on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Maxwell Street/UIC [...]
New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions

If your New Year's resolution is to make money on the real estate market or even if you resolve just to stop lining the pockets of your landlord and b [...]

Merry Holidays

I couldn't care less about which decorations can or cannot go up at City Hall or the public library, or in the parks. But last week, when I bought my [...]
And the Grammy for Chicago's worst home renovation goes to — R. KELLY!

And the Grammy for Chicago's worst home renovation goes to — R. KELLY!

R. Kelly famously came up from the rough and tumble public housing developments of Chicago's South Side to become a huge R&B star, but judging from th [...]

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 [...]

Bucktown bistros

If it's trendy, you know it's going to show up in Bucktown/Wicker Park in droves. This year it's the wine cafe, offering lots of small plates to shar [...]
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 [...]
The Walgreens amendment to the Chicago city charter

The Walgreens amendment to the Chicago city charter

This just in from our man "The Bench" in Irving Park: When the Mobil station at the corner of Irving Park Road and Pulaski Road was bulldozed in late [...]

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 [...]

A Chicago architecture buff's Christmas

If you are sticking around Chicago for the holidays and find yourself bereft of family and friends or have just decided to bah-humbug the silly season [...]

Too hot to handle

A customer at a major chain book store in the Loop today was complaining about everything that passed before her eyes. Flipping to the author's page o [...]

CTA criticized over brown line upgrade

The CTA is frustrating residents near Belmont and Fullerton el stops with its lack of a timetable for the stations' upgrades, as part of the Brown Lin [...]
A ruby in the rough – West Loop clubbing

A ruby in the rough – West Loop clubbing

When a neighborhood starts sprouting Starbucks franchises you know it's well on its way to gentrification. So what exactly does the appearance of a $ [...]
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