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10 places to stay cool in Chicago heat

From free air conditioning to shady spots on Lake Michigan

Humboldt Park alligator caught after evading capture for a week

Chicagoans named the gator Chance the Snapper

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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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Amazon’s arrival in Virginia adds stress to strained housing market

The region’s experience suggests no city is ready for a project like HQ2

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

Enjoy panoramic views from the West Side

Loop office development settles pollution lawsuit with Illinois EPA

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

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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.

Fresh looks at Wolf Point East’s impressive riverfront amenities

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

Dangerous triple-digit heat expected this week

The heat and humidity could make it feel like 105 degrees

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

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

10 Illinois bike trails perfect for summer

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

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.

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10 most interesting neighborhood theaters in Chicago

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

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

Here’s what $250K buys in Chicago right now

See homes in Edgewater, East Lakeview, Woodlawn, and more.

High winds bring dangerous waves to beaches as hotter weather arrives

Beach goers should stay out of the water during the hazard warning, the weather services advises.

After design competition, architect will get to build vision for new Chicago two-flat

The homes will fill in vacant lots in Bronzeville and Humboldt Park.

13 skyscrapers that will transform Chicago’s skyline

Meet the next generation of supertall buildings.

New soccer fields signal arrival of Lincoln Yards

"Fleet Fields" will open later this month, according to Alderman Hopkins.

Dozens more apartments prepare to rise along Western Avenue

Work is ready to begin on a five-story transit-oriented rental project with 60 units.

How Chicago’s neighborhoods got their names

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

Humboldt Park alligator spotted in lagoon and a rescue is underway

The reptile was spotted twice in the lagoon on Tuesday and there’s a plan in place for a safe capture.

‘Chicago P.D.’ actress Sophia Bush lists lofty West Loop penthouse for $2.25M

The spacious three-bedroom home features designer touches and a private rooftop deck.

After city finds high lead levels, Lightfoot pauses water meter installation

The mayor reassured residents the drinking water was safe.

‘Windy City Rehab’ in hot water with the city over repeat violations

The Department of Buildings revoked permit privileges for the show’s hosts.

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How bicycle ambassador Courtney Cobbs gets around Chicago

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

Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts’ property tax appeal is being investigated

A Tribune report found that the Ricketts’ property taxes were based on a much smaller, older home.

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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.

City seeks public feedback on electric scooters

Have an opinion about the micromobility technology? The city would like to hear from you.

In Lincoln Park, a stylish condo in corner brick building asks $375K

A fresh all-white update brightens up this older home.

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27 outdoor farmers markets in Chicago parks and plazas

Explore the markets with yoga classes and free bike valet.

SOM to design new O’Hare satellite concourses

The two buildings will break ground in 2022, ahead of the Studio Gang designed Global Terminal.

City officials prepare for Divvy expansion on Far South Side

Community meetings will help CDOT determine where new stations should be placed.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, Robie House added to World Heritage List

The Chicago-area landmarks are two of eight Wright-designed properties to receive the prestigious honor.

Charming top floor condo with barrel ceiling asks for $89K in West Ridge

The yellow brick building built in 1928 has original fixtures, tiles, and hardwood.

Tour the site of the Great Pullman Strike on its 125th anniversary

The next Pullman Historic District tour is set for July 13.