Category: General News

Green Streetscape

Chicago is home to “America’s greenest street”

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we told you that Illinois had received the distinction of being the state with the most LEED-certified buildings in the country? Well, there’s …

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Illinois: Leader in energy efficient buildings

Illinois has just been named the number one state for LEED-certified, energy efficient buildings. This is great news!

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Bloomingdale Trail

Western Avenue to close for Bloomingdale Trail upgrades this weekend

Expect traffic headaches this weekend as crews repair railroad bridges on Western Avenue that will become part of The Bloomingdale Trail.

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John Hancock Observatory to change name

This spring, the John Hancock observatory will get a new name and new tagline, but what about new admission prices?

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the urbanophile

Encouraging statistics from the latest National Housing Report

The numbers from the December 2013 National Housing Report indicate that the housing market continues to improve, almost to pre-recession levels. Is it time to think about selling or buying?

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Children's Hospital rendering

Children’s Hospital site redevelopment meeting

Mark your calendars for tomorrow, when McCaffery Interests will present plans for the redevelopment of the Children's Hospital site.

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Guest post: What is the Ability to Repay rule?

Our friend Alex Margulis explains the effect the new Ability to Repay rule will have on existing mortgages.

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Mariano’s, Whole Foods to move into several Chicago-area Dominick’s stores

Big news this week in the world of Chicago grocery stores. Is your neighborhood getting a new store?

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Bernt Rostad

New Michigan Avenue development planned, Billy Goat safe

The National Association of Realtors this week paved the way for a significant new development on the site of their headquarters.

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