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Living in Chicago: ESCAPING THE CITY, IN THE CITY. Rediscovering secret Chicago parks.

July 12th, 2018

Rediscovering secret Chicago parks. Oases designed for us by some of the greatest landscape architects of all time. Living in Chicago, it’s hard to forget that the city is famous for its’ architecture. Those who imagined and reimagined the landscape were visionaries, superstar architects and designers, such as William Le Baron Jenney, Louis Sullivan, Bruce Graham, William Holabird, and of course, Frank Lloyd Wright. These luminaries made their mark throughout the city. Their vision around us at every turn. But, we are also a city of parks. I mean, our […]

Living in Chicago: ESCAPING THE CITY, IN THE CITY. Rediscovering secret Chicago parks.

Chicago Summer Festival season is here. Find out what Chicago has to offer!

June 16th, 2018

JUNE – Chicago Summer Festival Schedule Grant Park Summer Music Festival, JUNE 13 – AUGUST 18 What does summer in Chicago look like? Ten weeks of classical music performed by the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus under the stars. Our season begins June 13—Don’t miss a thrilling summer of music! Grant Park Chicago Summer Music Festival Taste of Randolph, JUNE 15 – 17 Commemorating the iconic street festival’s 22nd Anniversary, Star Events and WLCO will bring together the biggest and brightest names in Chicago dining, featuring over 16 restaurants exemplary […]

New CTA station, covered Metra tracks for Related’s riverfront Mega Development

June 16th, 2018

After breaking cover in October, the massive 62-acre development known as ‘The 78’ was the topic of a formal community meeting on Thursday evening. Presentations from developer Related Midwest and architectural master planner Skidmore, Owings & Merrill outlined new details of the plan to transform the vacant riverfront parcel between Chicago’s South Loop and Chinatown into a new mixed-use neighborhood. Expected to take two decades and more than $5 billion to complete, The 78 is one of the largest single developments in the city’s history. Here are some key takeaways […]

400 Lake Shore Drive development - the 78

Selling Your Home? These 7 Renovations Offer the Best Bang for Your Buck

June 15th, 2018

Not all upgrades are equal If you’re like most Americans, your home is probably your biggest investment. You want that investment to perform as well as possible, so if you think you may sell your home some time soon, it makes sense to do as much as you can to boost its value. Depending upon your situation, this can mean doing some home renovations so your house becomes more attractive to potential buyers. But, while upgrades can boost your home price and help your home sell faster, not all renovations […]

Selling your Home - 7 Renovations Attract Home Buyers (9)

First look at two-tower plan for Spire site: ‘There will not be a shot of Chicago that doesn’t have these buildings in them’

June 13th, 2018

More than three years after taking title to the land where the audacious Chicago Spire was once envisioned, and more than two years after soliciting designs from a half-dozen architecture firms, Related Midwest on Tuesday unveiled a bold plan for the waterfront site. The long-awaited vision for the 2.2-acre site along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, unveiled in the first community meeting for the project, is toned down a bit from the 2,000-foot-tall Spire plan that stirred emotions but never advanced beyond a 76-foot-deep foundation hole. The design, by […]

First look at two-tower plan for Spire site, 400 Lake Shore Drive
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