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What $1,700 rents in Chicago right now

Check out apartments in Ravenswood, Lakeview, and Humboldt Park

Why every renter and homeowner should join Chicago’s tool library

Embrace the power of DIY

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For $325K, this two-bedroom condo puts the ‘view’ back in Lakeview

Enjoy sunrises over the water from the 52nd floor.

How Chicago’s neighborhoods got their names

How a failed gunrunner, squealing hogs, and goats gave us Streeterville, Canaryville, and Bucktown.

The Krause Music Store is for sale. What will happen to this Louis Sullivan landmark?

It’s listed for $2.9 million.

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What I wish I’d known before my first kitchen renovation

One renovator shares real-life lessons and before and after photos from a stylish kitchen overhaul that mixes high and low.

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Essential Chicago furniture stores to visit right now

Shop traditional, midcentury, and contemporary pieces.

Neighborhoods on South, West sides now have easier access to tools for revitalization

When local businesses thrive, so do neighborhoods.

In Glencoe, a midcentury Keck & Keck ranch wants $650K

Built in 1954, the five-bedroom North Shore home stands of a wooded lot.

In Logan Square, studio apartments at former Megamall will start at $1,895

The 220-unit development is expected to welcome residents this spring.

Need more space? This Lincoln Park duplex has it for $725K

Live large

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10 Chicago renters’ rights your landlord doesn’t want you to know

Know your rights.

Near the Green Line, this Fulton Market apartment plan is adding even more units

The redesigned project will rise 33 stories and bring 555 rental units to the hot West Loop area.

Chicago homebuying less dependant on seasonal factors, says report

Here’s why the "winter lull" may be a thing of the past.

Own a greystone castle in Andersonville for $1.2 million

For the first time in four decades, it’s on the market.

Inside Wolf Point East, downtown’s newest high-end residential tower

The nearly 700-unit skyscraper welcomed its first renters in January.

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Where to easily donate your unwanted items in Chicago

Don’t have a car? These 8 places offer free pick-ups of bulky items like furniture, books, and appliances.

Saving Bronzeville’s Forum: Preservationists look to future by honoring the past

The redevelopment could be a catalyst for revitalizing the 43rd Street corridor.

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Chicago’s greatest remaining Gilded Age mansions

Surviving remnants of the indulgent bygone era exist throughout the city—if you know where to look.

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16 iconic signs that define Chicago

From neon church crosses, flashing theater names, and the red Wrigley marquee.

Here’s what $300K buys in Chicago right now

See what you can get in Albany Park, Ukrainian Village, South Loop, and more.

For $635K, new home plays up natural wood interior in Mayfair

The three-bedroom is in a walkable, bike-friendly neighborhood.

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Chicago’s 25 most expensive homes for sale right now

See the blockbuster houses and condos on the market.

What $2,000 rents in Chicago right now

Options include apartments in the West Loop, Uptown, and Oakland.

Get this chic three-bedroom penthouse in North Park for $380K

The attractive home has a private roofdeck and was featured in West Elm’s design blog.

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18 small towns near Chicago you need to visit

Escape for a day, or weekend, to any of these towns just a short drive away.

The 78 megadevelopment gearing up for phase one construction

The Near South Side project will begin work on 3 million square feet of buildings within the year.

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Here’s what $600K buys in Chicago right now

See options in Lincoln Park, Logan Square, South Loop, and more. Vote for your favorite.

Contemporary Wicker Park workers cottage with lush backyard asks $719K

This charming three-bedroom won’t last long on the market.

Threatened Frank Lloyd Wright cottage moving to a new location

The 1913 structure won’t be demolished after all.

Midcentury modern home by Milton Schwartz reduced to $810K

Built in 1960, the Glencoe home is surrounded by woodsy landscaping.

Palmolive Building condo with a huge private terrace wants $7.35M

Few units in the famous Art Deco tower come with outdoor space.

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10 best vintage furniture stores in Chicago

From eclectic antique markets to curated midcentury modern shops.

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22 Chicago murals to see right now

From Rogers Park to the Far South Side.

An adorable cottage with a cobble stone garden wants $849K in Tri-Taylor

Ready to be a landlord? The first floor is renter ready.

What $475K buys in Chicago right now

See your options in Noble Square, Bronzeville, Uptown, and more.

Downtown Chicago’s rare 19th-century row houses saved by new landmark district

The new designation protects 15 post-fire buildings on Chicago’s Near North Side.

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Chicago’s 10 most senseless demolitions, mapped

The city’s historic preservation movement didn’t always exist.

Cute brick two-flat asks $835K in Lincoln Square

The four-bedroom home is next to the North Branch.