Open House Chicago Open Eyes

A View of Hyde Park

February may be just around the corner, and it will surely bring snow flurries and cold temperatures to Chicago, but the weather has been unusually warm for most of the season, and many people have been taking advantage of the crisp winter air.

Among them are the thousands of people who turned out to participate in Open House Chicago, an architecture tour designed to appeal to nosy neighbors and potential home buyers throughout Chicago and abroad.
According to WBEZ, Open House Chicago “gave the public access to about 130 nooks and crannies …

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The Neighborhood Files: Bronzeville

An elegant Bronzeville home

Chicago , perhap more than most cities, a city of neighborhoods. From the broad boulevards of Lincoln Park, to the arty avenues of Pilsen, each and every neighborhood in this city possesses its own distinct energy and unique charm.  Each neighborhood is worth learning a little more about. So, every other week, we’ll be featuring another neighborhood on this section of the blog, and we’ll interview someone living in that neighborhood—Someone capable of giving us the inside scoop on their ‘hood!
This week I sat down with Joyce Dupler and …

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Chicago’s Architectural Triumphs: Tribune Tower

Chicago is certainly a city of beautiful buildings. Steely skyscrapers dominate the skyline of the Loop. Elegant apartment buildings are scattered throughout neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. Edgy, arty lofts can be found in neighborhoods like Bucktown and Wicker Park. And many of Chicago’s museums and administrative buildings double as awe inspiring works of architecture.
There is so much great architecture in Chicago that it can sometimes be hard to appreciate all of the architectural beauty of the buildings in Chicago.
For that reason, we’ve decided to feature a …

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Taste Of Chicago

Taste of Chicago

While this is still a few months off, the Taste of Chicago is going to have a major overhaul this year. The Taste, which generally is a 10 day food fest during before, during, and after the 4th of July will be moved this year.
New mayor, new strategy for the food fest. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has decided that the Chicago tradition will be a little bit different this year.
First, the event is being moved to the middle of July, completely avoiding the 4th traffic that comes with it. While I …

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Wrigleyville Neighborhood


When you are talking about classic Chicago, it does not get any better than Wrigleyville. The area is named after the iconic Chicago Cubs baseball team that has played at Wrigley Field since 1914.  Unfortunately, the Cubs have never won a World Series in this amazing structure.
However, the area is, by no means, a loser. Wrigleyville is one of the liveliest and interesting parts of the entire city.
From John Barleycorn and the Cubby Bear to the great restaurants that surround Wrigley, this is a great place to live if you …

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Partnership For New Communities Tax Incentives Ending Tomorrow!

chicago neighborhood bungalow

This deal is ending quickly, so get in on it while it is hot! The Partnership for New Communities is offering $15,000 tax incentives until December 31, 2011. Normally the offer is for $10,000, but that was increased and extended for the holiday season.
Just to give you a little background on the Partnership for New Communities: they are a non-profit set up by civic and business leaders to reshape the public housing projects throughout Chicago. They look to re-invent the neighborhoods by encouraging investment from business leaders in the area.
Below …

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