Category: Around Chicago


Chicago new construction among highest in the nation

After a lull following the housing bubble in 2008, Chicago new construction is back with a vengeance. A recent report published by Chicago Agent Magazine compares August’s new construction numbers …

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Open House Chicago announces 2016 sites

Open House Chicago is one of our favorite events in the city. It takes place every October and is sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. This year, from Oct. 15-16, …

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Update on the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site

Work continues on the site of the former Children's Memorial Hospital site; demolition should be completed soon. Here's a full update.

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CTA Red Line and Purple Line to get significant improvements; city seeks input

In the next phase of improvement, the CTA Red Line and Purple Line will see significant repairs and improvements. We look at the changes.

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Benjamine Lipsman Air Water Show

Video: The Chicago Air and Water Show from the air and ground

If you missed the Chicago Air and Water Show (or even if you didn't), check out these videos from the land and the sky.

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Matthew Smith Air and Water Show

Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend: full schedule

Heading down to the lakefront this weekend for the Chicago Air and Water Show? We've got your guide to the exciting event.

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Brad Hagan nature preserve

North Branch trail extension to open next month

The popular North Branch trail will soon be accessible all the way south to Forest Glen and may someday connect with the Lake Path trail.

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Andrew Seaman bar shot

Best Chicago sports bars to watch the Olympics

Looking for a good spot to get a bite to eat and watch the latest Olympics events? These Chicago sports bars should do the trick.

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Medical District John Greenfield

CTA plans to renovate Illinois Medical District blue line stop

The Illinois Medical District blue line stop will get a much-needed upgrade, part of a larger investment in this part of the city.

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