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Mayor touts one of Chicago’s competitive advantages

Mayor touts one of Chicago’s competitive advantages

Mayor Emanuel has moved back into his Ravenswood home and rode the Brown Line to work today. "Got on the train and got to work in 30 minutes, s [...]

Quote of the day – Excuse Mark from this nonsense

A few commenters have chimed in at Curbed on its "Chicago's hottest brokers" contest, and they're not happy about what they see. Commenter untitled [...]
View week ends, normal posting resumes

View week ends, normal posting resumes

For the past week I've posted videos from our archives showcasing Chicago's great views, from vantage points high and low. I've just returned f [...]

Quote of the day, unhinged alderman edition

Today's e-mail newsletter from 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno leads with this scattershot rant: Reading this article in Chicago Magazine yester [...]

Sergio Martinucci franchises with Weichert, piles up more lawsuits

Sergio Martinucci is back in the news with the announcement of a new franchise affiliation. We quote from a recent article at Chicago Agent Magazi [...]
Young city dwellers light out for the territory

Young city dwellers light out for the territory

Despite the best efforts of urbanists to civilize them into city living, America's young continue to opt for the suburbs, according to Joel Kotkin [...]
Chicago real estate loses a great friend

Chicago real estate loses a great friend

Doug Ayers, who in the past decade led two of the largest residential brokerages in Chicago, Koenig & Strey and Coldwell Banker, passed away yesterday [...]
Head to our News page; light posting ahead

Head to our News page; light posting ahead

I had cataract surgery yesterday, and it looks like the recovery period will be a bit longer than I'd anticipated. So, expect light posting over t [...]
Tony Grunsfeld, North Shore modernist architect

Tony Grunsfeld, North Shore modernist architect

News of the death last Friday of Ernest A. Grunsfeld III, better known as Tony Grunsfeld, was relayed by the Tribune's Blair Kamin. Many of Gru [...]

Work for Yo

YoChicago is looking for part-time assistance. Main responsibilities include shooting and editing video, complementary photography, written overviews [...]
A huge estate sale at Scottie Pippen’s former home

A huge estate sale at Scottie Pippen’s former home

Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen sold the 13,000 square foot home at 2320 Shady Lane in Highland Park in 1996, along with a great deal o [...]
Ace photographer ready for work

Ace photographer ready for work

Photographer Michael Kardas has freelanced for our publications and Web sites for nearly 25 years, and every time we’ve given him an assignment we [...]
IRS reports Cook County comings and goings

IRS reports Cook County comings and goings

Forbes has published a fascinating interactive map, based on 2008 data from the Internal Revenue Service, that shows the number and per-capita inc [...]
Is a cell block next for Block 37 developer?

Is a cell block next for Block 37 developer?

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting (behind its paywall) that the Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating whether Laurance Freed was in [...]
Martin Luther King in Chicago

Martin Luther King in Chicago

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, we might pause to consider how much has changed since he came to Chicago in 1966 to advance [...]

Quote of the day: the 4+1

While reading the Tribune article on the passing of Jerome Soltan, who the Tribune refers to as the “grandfather of the four-plus-one,” I was reminded [...]
Happy holidays from YoChicago

Happy holidays from YoChicago

Joe the elder will be in New York, and Joe the younger in Arkansas over Christmas. Light posting ahead. We hope that you have cause for celebra [...]

The Donald’s quote of the day

I'll show up to the Roast because Comedy Central is paying me a lot of money, but I'm confused as to how anybody could make fun of me. Hat tip to T [...]
Hockey homes: Ex-Hawks have condos for sale and for rent

Hockey homes: Ex-Hawks have condos for sale and for rent

Cristobal Huet will be tending goal in Europe this season, so he doesn't have much use for his 4,700 square-foot condo at Millennium Centre (right), 3 [...]
Visualizing race and ethnicity in Chicago

Visualizing race and ethnicity in Chicago

If you've checked your RSS reader at least once in the past 24 hours, at least one of Eric Fischer's city map mashups has probably crossed your scre [...]
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