clock menu more-arrow no yes

Latest Stories

New looks inside the ‘Cirrus’ condo tower slated for Lakeshore East

The 47-story high-rise will break ground in September.

More Amazon Go stores are opening in Chicago

Cashierless stores will soon be at the Merchandise Mart and One Two Pru.

From Vox Media

We're building great things, and we need your talent.

Shared from:

The real reason there aren’t more kids in cities

It’s not easy to raise a family in a big American city. But it’s not any easier anywhere else in this country either.

After decades of ownership, suburban Frank Lloyd Wright house lists for $900K

As a time capsule for the 1950s, the Wilmette home is a serious fixer-upper.

Neighborhood Opportunity Fund should be a model for other cities, study says

Researchers looked at the impact of the city’s neighborhood development tool

Chicago’s casino could still end up downtown, says Lightfoot

The five neighborhood sites shortlisted by the mayor do not represent the city’s definitive list.

Top city planning job in Chicago will go to celebrated Detroit development director

Maurice Cox will lead the city’s development in the fall

Shared from:

You can soon book a night in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day, Oscar Mayer, purveyor of mass produced meat links, announced it’s renting out its Weinermobile.

UIC cuts the ribbon on SCB-designed residence hall

The mixed-use building will house nearly 550 students in the coming months.

Shared from:

Can utopia ever exist?

The final episode of Nice Try! season one explores utopias by and for feminists.

Michigan Avenue high-rise among projects to clear key City Hall vote

The hotel and apartment tower slated for 300 N. Michigan Avenue was approved by the Chicago Plan Commission.

Filed under:

Renovated Bridgeport cottage is an ode to the ’80s

From colorful, graphic walls to a large hand-shaped sofa, this Bridgeport home is a bona fide visual feast.

What $190K buys in Chicago right now

Check out properties in Ravenswood, Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, and more

As heat wave grips Chicago with temps near 100 degrees, ‘all hands on deck’ Lightfoot says

Scorching heat and thunderstorms through the weekend

A peek inside NEMA Chicago, the city’s tallest rental building

The 896-foot South Loop tower is officially open for business.

Filed under:

  • Map

10 most interesting neighborhood theaters in Chicago

With architectural innovation and historical significance, these neighborhood gems are worth the ticket price.

The five potential Chicago casino sites selected by Mayor Lightfoot

Four are on the South Side, one is on the West Side

‘Windy City Rehab’ teaming up with new contractor to resolve permit violations

The popular HGTV program was hit with multiple citations.

13 skyscrapers that will transform Chicago’s skyline

Meet the next generation of supertall buildings.

Historic Beverly home with porte cochere entrance asks $875K

The colorful exterior has major curb appeal

Auditorium Theatre wins award for extensive, decades-long historic preservation effort

Experts worked hard to match the grandeur of its opening in 1889

10 Illinois bike trails perfect for summer

Escape the city to bike through forests and ride along rivers.

How Chicago’s neighborhoods got their names

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

Cloud-like sculpture of 7,000 hanging disks floats above Willis Tower lobby

Artist Jacob Hashimoto’s latest work transforms the skyscraper’s newly reopened Wacker Drive entrance.

1884 home by legendary architect Louis Sullivan asks $1.95M

The historic Lincoln Park residence was carefully restored and updated.

Filed under:

  • Map

10 places to stay cool in Chicago heat

From free air conditioning to shady spots on Lake Michigan

Shared from:

How bicycle ambassador Courtney Cobbs gets around Chicago

A hula-hooping cyclist’s quest for more bike lanes—and more bus lanes, too.

Humboldt Park alligator caught after evading capture for a week

Chicagoans named the gator Chance the Snapper

In Ukrainian Village, new condo with red hot rooftop asks $625K

Enjoy panoramic views from the West Side

Filed under:

  • Map

26 things to do in Chicago this summer

These are the places that you must visit in Chicago right now—new classics, old favorites, and other essential sites.

Loop office development settles pollution lawsuit with Illinois EPA

The Wacker Drive project was charged with discharging waste water directly into the Chicago River.

Fresh looks at Wolf Point East’s impressive riverfront amenities

The riverfront apartment tower will offer a striking pool, gathering spaces, and stunning views.

Ahead of raids, Chicago announces new protections for city’s immigrant population

Federal agents are barred from entering city buildings without a criminal warrant.

Filed under:

  • Map

27 outdoor farmers markets in Chicago parks and plazas

Explore the markets with yoga classes and free bike valet.

City fines scooter companies for violating rules of pilot program

Only three of the ten participating vendors have avoided running afoul of the rules.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promises collaborative policies to improve housing, safety

After a citywide listening tour, the administration will regularly meet with neighborhood organizations.

Optima pitches nearly 250 apartments for Lakeview’s Treasure Island site

The developer has big plans for the shuttered grocery store at 3460 N. Broadway.

River North condo with an expansive terrace, sweeping views asks $674K

The enormous outdoor space is ideal for entertaining and taking advantage of warm summer days.

Farnsworth House photo exhibit captures Mies’ buildings around the world

A Berlin-based photographer spent seven years shooting the architect’s modernist buildings