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Phone chargers, photo booths, and healthy snacks coming to CTA

New vending machines aim to improve the rider experience and earn the CTA some extra cash.

Here’s what $2,000 rents in Chicago

Take a look at West Town, Streeterville, and Uptown

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Chicago’s traffic was the third worst in the nation in 2018, says report

Local drivers wasted an average of 138 hours in traffic last year.

Humboldt Park’s ambitious homeless center opens in former screw factory

The modern center has apartments, a cafe, counseling, and workshops.

Sprawling South Loop penthouse with killer views lists for $3.4M

The art-filled home features leather floors, oxidized steel walls, and a glass solarium.

Rent control in Illinois? It’s getting more consideration

Lawmakers propose lifting the ban and laying groundwork for rent control.

Fresh looks at the luxury apartments replacing Logan Square’s Mega Mall

Rents start at $1,975 per month.

The communal living issue

We keep talking about loneliness—but more and more Americans are living together.

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Chicago’s best places to cry in public

For when you just need a minute.

Own Al Capone’s former South Side home for $110K

A fixer-upper with an interesting past.

Cracked beam shuts down northbound Lake Shore Drive at Randolph

The city hopes to complete temporary repairs before Tuesday’s afternoon rush hour.

Here’s what $950K buys around Chicago

Check out properties in Bucktown, North Center, and Bronzeville

Ice storm, freezing rain turn Chicago into frozen sculpture

Monday’s storm left trees, street signs, and bikes covered in ice

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26 things to do in Chicago this winter

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

Congress Parkway renamed for civil rights leader Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Drive is downtown Chicago’s first street named for African-American woman.

Nautical, seafoam blue condo near Rogers Park beach asks $295K

A lakehouse in the city.

Foxconn factory uncertainty puts spotlight on cities’ corporate incentives

Wisconsin promised more than $4 billion in tax breaks and investments for the project, which is now in flux.

As Amazon rethinks NY deal, Chicago wants another chance at HQ2

The tech company is "exploring alternatives" after facing intense opposition in the Empire State.

A closer look at Santiago Calatrava’s massive O’Hare proposal

The supersized project extends far beyond building a new terminal.

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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.

Chicago River eco-park wants to clear pollution and bring back local wildlife

The Wild Mile will have habitats for bees, butterflies, fish and birds

Chicago’s West Side gets first regional library in 40 years

Legler Branch will now get $11.5 million investment

Is it more affordable to rent or buy in Chicago?

Renters save, but not for long.

Rents at new Gold Coast apartments start at $7,200 per month

61 E. Banks fills the pricy downtown neighborhood’s last undeveloped lakefront parcel.

A look inside the West Loop’s new bow-truss library

New meets old in the SOM-designed civic space.

5 homes for sale in Chicago with fireplaces for every style

See midcentury modern, luxury, and one-of-a-kind mantels.

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27 iconic Chicago buildings that everyone should know

Famous neighborhood architecture from Pullman to Edgewater that showcase the city’s history

Renovated 1890 greystone near the U of C lists for $1.6M

The grand South Side home is a pleasing blend of 19th century charm and modern convenience.

Bucktown bungalow with dream vintage decor asks $800K

The yellow brick home has midcentury modern vibes

Frank Lloyd Wright housewalk returns in May with four new sites

The Oak Park lineup includes bonus access to Chicago’s iconic Robie House and Rookery Building.

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16 downtown hotels packed with Chicago history

From boutique mansions to historic renovations

Musk’s O’Hare Express faces a complicated, uncertain future

Will the $1 billion tunnel project survive a post-Emanuel City Hall?

Chicago Biennial announces theme that goes beyond design for third edition

The architecture event will address policy, education and activism in the field.

31-story tower ready to dig in along Printer’s Row

The South Loop neighborhood is adding another 349 apartments to the mix.

O’Hare airport is the busiest in the country

Chicago airports saw with 105 million passengers in 2018

Wright’s Avery Coonley House finally finds buyer at $1.15M

The architecturally significant residence has been on and off the market since 2010.

New office building in the works for the River North corner

The 12-story project could eliminate another downtown parking lot.

Related shows revised layout for new 15th Street Red Line station

The developer revised its plan to address concerns from the neighbors and Alderman Pat Dowell

Gold Coast condo in Patterson-McCormick Mansion asks $1.325M

The bright duplex unit melds traditional and contemporary elements.