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Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science And Industry

Perhaps it is the child in me, but I really enjoy going to the Museum of Science and Industry. Maybe it is the awesome surroundings of the University of Chicago that just seem so collegiate. Or perhaps it is the gigantic train set they have of an almost miniature of downtown Chicago as the train slowly leads out to the farms of the Midwest. I could stare at it for hours.
As a kid, I used to go to the old time theater where they still charged a dime to …

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H.H. Gregg Ready to Build 20 Stores in Chicago

H.H. Gregg Inc., the appliance and electronics super-store, intends to build and staff twenty stores in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, providing as many as 700 people with employment.
Big-box retail chains have been appearing throughout Chicago in recent years—due, no doubt, to increased retail activity—and it seems only natural that this Indiana-based corporation would want a piece of the action.
Jeff Pearson, a spokesperson for H.H. Gregg, released a statement about the development, saying that “Now is an exciting time to join the H.H. Gregg team in Chicago, and there are …

Trump Tower Towers over River North

The Trump Tower and its hotel, in River North, has received a lot of media attention recently.
Last year, the Trump hotel was named the best large hotel in America by Travel+Leisure Magazine. And this year, the hotel has continued to rake in a steady stream of revenue, despite the fact that most of the hotels in the Loop and the Near North have been struggling mightily.
On top of all that, the Trump Tower and its hotel seem to be having an overwhelmingly positive influence on the rest of the River …

Suburbanites Say No to Oak Park Skyscraper

Oak Park, the Chicago suburb that is well known amongst Chicagoans for its abundance of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, has been receiving a lot of attention lately for another reason entirely.

The Chicago-based development firm, Sertus Capital Partners, has recently announced its intention to build a 20-story glass and steel skyscraper in Oak Park. The building, if it is built according to the design presented by Sertus Capital Partners, will become the tallest in Oak Park.
But many residents of the suburb believe that the building would negatively impact economic development …

10 East Delaware: Going, Going…Gone!

For the builders and brokers of the new luxury residences at 10 East Delaware in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, the housing crisis is a thing of the past. And for their buyers, the time to buy is now. In 2011 alone, nearly 25% of the 121 luxury units have sold. And just 15% of the total available units remain available for purchase. If you’ve been looking for a hot property in downtown Chicago, you’re running out of time. It just doesn’t get any hotter than 10 East Delaware.
Priced between $499k …

Chicago Real Estate Trends: More Bathrooms, More Money

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich has identified an interesting trend in real estate, one that affects Chicagoans in particular and Americans in general.
Schmich has noticed that single bathroom homes are not selling nearly as well as they used to. In fact, they are barely selling at all.
“These days, a house with a lone bathroom is only slightly more desirable than a house without a roof,” Schmich says. “In 2010, fewer than a quarter of all houses sold had only one.”
Schmich went on to note that it was not uncommon for …

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