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Historic Keith House on Prairie Avenue lists for $2.7 million

Chicago’s iconic landmarks get dressed up for the holidays

Trains, parks, and landmarks get festive for the winter season.

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A manifesto for a new suburbia

Eight ideas for future-proofing the suburbs.

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More money for arts in Chicago neighborhoods will be ‘powerful,’ the mayor says

Half of the increase will go to underserved neighborhoods.

A historic church in Bronzeville with civil rights legacy could get landmark protection

Martin Luther King Jr. gave a sermon at the neoclassical Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in 1967.

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Early November snow freezes commutes, delays trains, cancels more than 800 flights

Snow this early on makes getting around the city a bit more difficult.

Chicago refocuses 28 city planners on neighborhood revitalization

Struggling neighborhoods will get more attention.

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Curbed’s ultimate holiday shopping guide

The things we loved this year, on trend or timeless, that we’re eager to give (and receive)

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Funky geometric townhouse with sculptural interior lists for $1 million in Old Town

An elegant skylight, dramatic atrium, and minimalist kitchen.

Unwrapping the 106-year history of Chicago’s Christmas tree lighting tradition

Surprising facts about the urban holiday celebration.

Historic hotel redevelopment of premier Chicago railroad company headquarters seeks landmark status

Designed in 1904, the historic building housed headquarters for Chicago & North Western Railway.

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Houston, famed for sprawl, bets on growing up

Apartments and walkable urbanism are finding favor in the Texan metro.

A Queen Anne built in 1892 will become landmark in Irving Park

It was owned by the investor John Nuveen

Chicago struggles to find reliable, accessible polling places

There could be fewer places to vote for the 2020 election.

Charming, affordable Rogers Park condo lists for under $200K

Lots of natural light, a fireplace, and built-in shelving

A tour of Rafael Viñoly’s NEMA Chicago: the city’s tallest rental building

There’s a self-serve beer tap bar, room service, fitness pros, and exclusive lounges.

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17 Chicago murals to see right now

From Rogers Park to the Far South Side.

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Refreshing a classic home in an English village

The 19th-century stone house is a masterful blend of old and new.

Explore the Midwest through sci-fi buildings, grain silos, and imaginary skyscrapers

A new book, Midwest Architecture Journeys, pays respect to the lesser-known designs in the region.

Illinois marijuana legalization can’t apply to public housing in Chicago

Chicago Housing Authority tenants are ruled by federal law and could face eviction

Chicago is a dangerous place for migrating birds. Here’s how you can help.

See an injured or dead bird? Ring the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.

Century-old former synagogue in Logan Square reborn as apartments, pocket park

The project preserves a historic building and brings public open space to the Palmer Square community.

Sunny yellow Logan Square condo in corner brick flat asks $199K

The stylish one-bedroom makes the most of its tight space

Gold Coast apartments get design change from more involved city planners

The latest design for 1212 N. State Street was influenced by a fresh approach from the Planning Department.

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The 26 best things to do in Chicago with kids

We searched the city to find the 26 best family-friendly activities in Chicago, from kid-centric theater productions to one of the world’s largest aquariums.

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Chicago’s best places to cry in public

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A yellow brick road honors Wizard of Oz creator who lived in Humboldt Park

There will be a paved yellow brick sidewalk and Wizard of Oz mosaic mural

Airy River North penthouse with wrap-around terrace wants $1.65M

Take in the panoramic city views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Chicago will help low-income homeowners struggling with utility bills

Clean water is basic human right for all residents, officials said.

Preservationists host free tours of Chicago’s threatened Thompson Center

The city’s "postmodern people’s palace" should remain a public space some argue.

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Downtown Chicago’s most iconic public art

Iconic work from Picasso to Miro and Chagall.

Own an elegant Lakeview condo in Gothic-style, 1920s building for $770K

Original parquet floors, french doors, and a marble fireplace

Chicago had a rare first snowfall in October and the snowiest Halloween in history

The end of October saw low temps, record snow, and high winds.

An unexpected win in 11-day teachers’ strike? Help for homeless students

More resources and early intervention for vulnerable students.

Here’s what $1.2M buys in Chicago right now

See properties in Edgewater, Morgan Park, West Loop, and more.

Driving range and entertainment complex pitched for Bucktown’s Vienna Beef factory

The proposal includes 102 heated driving range bays, dining facilities, and a riverwalk extension.

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26 things to do in Chicago this fall

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

Uber’s lawsuit over fees in Skokie may foreshadow struggle in Chicago

The ride-hailing company claims it violates state law.

Updated Bucktown timber loft near The 606 wants $385K

The two-level home has high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a renovated kitchen.

Where to take the best photos in Chicago

Find the perfect backdrop that isn’t an overrun tourist trap.

Southbridge megadevelopment preparing to rise at former Ickes Homes

The multiphase Near South Side project is zoned for 972 mixed-income units.

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

Cannabis dispensaries will be able to apply for funding.