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Wonderful Time-lapse Video of Summer in Chicago

Written by: - September 23, 2010

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Wonderful Time-lapse Video of Summer in Chicago

A gorgeous look at Chicago in a 3 minute time-lapse video.

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Chicago High-End Real Estate on the Upswing

Written by: - June 18, 2010

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Chicago High-End Real Estate on the Upswing

Despite speculation that the luxury residential market in the city of Chicago, $1,000,000+, will experience a slight down-turn as consumers sit-back and wait to see what happens with the stock market, the statistics paint a different picture. This information was taken from the Multiple Listing Service showcasing that the first-half of June could turn-out to […]

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Charge it?? One Chicago Landmark Please, To Go!

Written by: - February 28, 2010

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Charge it?? One Chicago Landmark Please, To Go!

Garrett Kelleher, the Irish developer who was the visionary for Chicago?s proposed newest landmark, the 150-story Spire, is now being sued by Bank of America for $110,000 in unpaid credit card bills related to the stalled construction project. Allegations have been added to a lawsuit filed in August by Bank of America to recover an […]

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The New Parking Meters and The Chicago Economy

Written by: - February 17, 2010

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The New Parking Meters and The Chicago Economy

While the national economy has been on everyone’s mind for a very long time now, recently I have been wondering about the health of the local Chicago economy. Specifically, I have been contemplating the trickle-down effect the new parking meter system has on local businesses. Last year Mayor Daley made the controversial decision to privatize […]

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Death and the Gold Coast: Columbarium Suggested for the Exclusive Chicago Neighborhood

Written by: - November 11, 2009

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11 November 2009 ? The Three Arts Building located at 1300 N. Dearborn may be turned into what some are calling the Midwest?s largest columbarium.  Don?t? have a dictionary handy? This columbarium will have enough space to store the ashes of up to 15,000 dearly departed residents. Built in the early 1900?s, and designated a […]

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Number 77 of the Chicago 77

Written by: - September 22, 2009

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Number 77 of the Chicago 77

For the last several months I have been writing for the Chicago 77 Real Estate Blog. The title came from the 77 communities that make up the City. Some of my posts have been brief market updates and other longer and more substantive. In thinking of a new post to write, I realized I had […]

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An Great Way to Follow the News of Your Neighborhood

Written by: - June 25, 2009

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An Great Way to Follow the News of Your Neighborhood

While attending the recent SPARKt conference I had the pleasure of listening to Adrian Holovaty, the founder of EveryBlock.com explain his unique service. If you haven’t heard of it, I suggest you head over their right away and sign up. It’s amazing. What is EveryBlock? EveryBlock.com is a service that goes out onto the web […]

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Will Chicago’s Gentrification Survive the Recession?

Written by: - June 8, 2009

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Will Chicago’s Gentrification Survive the Recession?

I have been pessimistic about the chances that neighborhoods like Uptown would continue to renew and rebuild…be a magnet for the middle class. However, after reading this Forbes interview, I’m beginning to think my pessimism may have been misplaced. At least I hope it was and their optimism is correct.

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Sheldon Good & Company Seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Written by: - April 24, 2009

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Sheldon Good & Company Seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Today Sheldon Good & Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In a statement the company said it is, ?reorganizing to remedy the effects of improper actions taken by its former chairman. These improprieties, which left the company with a shortage of reserves in the face of the current economic downturn, came to light following […]

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It’s Earth Day – Make a Difference – We Can Do It!

Written by: - April 22, 2009

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It’s Earth Day – Make a Difference – We Can Do It!

This is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Now more than ever we need to take a moment to think about what it means and why we have a day dedicated for it. Holidays and observances are saved for the truly significant and this is no exception. Take part in Earth Day and think about […]

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Great Photo of Our Beautiful City & Chicago’s Meanest Pothole

Written by: - April 6, 2009

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Great Photo of Our Beautiful City & Chicago’s Meanest Pothole

Two wonderful photos. The first is a gorgeous shot of Chicago at night. The second is a gorgeous shot of a Chicago pothole biting a semi’s front tire and not letting go!

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What-chu Talkin Bout…Willis Tower?

Written by: - March 13, 2009

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What-chu Talkin Bout…Willis Tower?

The whole world seems to know, and is talking about The Sears Tower changing its name to The Willis Tower. This will happen in June of this year because Willis Group Holdings, the number three insurance brokerage in the world, will begin leasing 140,000 square feet in the tower. This apparently is enough to give […]

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Chicago is America’s Most Segregated City

Written by: - January 21, 2009

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Chicago is America’s Most Segregated City

Chicago, the city that gave the country its first African American president, has been crowned the most segregated city in the United States. On Dec. 26th, 2008, using data from The Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University, The Chicago Tribune wrote an in-depth report on segregation in Chicago. The report appears to have […]

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