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How Fulton Market lost the last of its grit

Chicago’s new transportation commissioner comes from architecture firm Studio Gang

After a six month search, the city nominated urban planner Gia Biagi.

Sleek Astor Tower one-bedroom has original midcentury cabinets for $255K

The cozy Gold Coast home offers an enticing mix of new and old features.

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Interior renderings: A look inside One Chicago’s high-tech condos

The 77 for-sale units are priced between $1.75 million and an eye-watering $28 million.

Bringing new life to a design pioneer’s quirky Old Town home

Walter Netsch designed the house as a showcase for art. The new owners’ revamp spotlights the architecture.

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Where to see holiday lights in Chicago

Let the magic begin

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Should we still be building single-family homes?

Single-family homes are partly to blame for our housing mess, but they can also be a tool to solve our problems.

A decade of regret in Chicago

How the loss of historic churches, affordable housing, and 50 public schools changed the city.

Wrigley renovations scrutinized for possible accessibility violations

The Justice Department is reviewing recent changes to the ballpark to determine if they meet ADA rules.

Construction begins on Helmut Jahn’s 74-story tower that will alter the skyline

The 74-story condo building known as 1000M is officially underway.

Snag a rehabbed workers cottage in Old Town for $1.4 million

The all-black exterior is hard to miss.

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These mayors pledged to reduce emissions. Why are they widening highways?

Some Climate Mayors make big promises on the international stage, but expand fossil-fuel infrastructure at home.

A closer look at the skyscrapers transforming Chicago’s skyline

Meet the next generation of supertall buildings.

Vacant Wabash storefronts to get Bauhaus-inspired murals

The hope is to attract new businesses with the public art.

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My new home came with chickens

Caring for the chatty, social creatures meant I was deep in the long-term of my new life from day one.

Built in 1933, a classic Tudor cottage in Galewood asks $360K

It sits on a charming block filled with other Tudor-style homes

Why Chicago’s 2020 Census matters for vulnerable neighborhoods

"Stand up, fight back, be counted," Lightfoot said

What were Chicago’s most important developments over the last decade?

Which new skyscrapers, parks, and transit stops had the biggest impact in the last 10 years?

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What do you want to know about buying a home?

Help us help you—by taking a short, three-minute survey.

A classical mansion designed by Benjamin Marshall wants $2.1 million in Kenwood

It comes with a five-bedroom coach house, too.

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The best Chicago holiday markets

To find special gifts from local makers, shop here.

Historic Romanesque church in Bronzeville clears key step for landmark protection

Blackwell-Israel Samuel A.M.E. Zion Church has a notable architectural and cultural legacy.

How Chicago can improve its transportation for people with disabilities

Accessible transportation is an "uncoordinated patchwork" according to a new report.

Here’s what $775K buys in Chicago right now

Compare homes in Bridgeport, Lakeview, Old Irving Park, and more.

A Printer’s Row loft in a historic Chicago School style building asks $355K

The Franklin Building features an original mural from when it operated as a printing press business.

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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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Global climate coalition selects Loop site for ambitious carbon-neutral redevelopment

Architects will pitch sustainable development projects as part of the global design competition.

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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.

How a new city-backed program will help Chicago developers go green

A Loop hotel conversion is the first project to take advantage of new financing.

What $900 rents in Chicago right now

Options include a coliving apartment in Pilsen and a one-bedroom with original details in an Irving Park.

West Loop’s highest penthouse rents for $10K per month

The apartment offers sweeping floor-to-ceiling views from nearly 500 feet in the air.

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The best ice skating rinks in Chicago

From luxury rinks on high-rises to neighborhood ice in city parks.

Famous Prairie School home that moved from Wilmette to Evanston seeks $600K

The John S. Van Bergen design has relocated in 2014 to avoid demolition.

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12 historic Chicago buildings reborn as hotels

Outdated office towers, private clubs, and industrial warehouses get second chances as trendy guest rooms.

The best places to explore this holiday season in Chicago

Here’s where to find the holiday magic.

Chicago’s new ride-hailing tax begins in January, and it’s the country’s highest fee

Some of the most expensive trips will be downtown areas where there is lots of public transit.

Get this faithfully restored Marina City one-bedroom for $290K

The home’s architect owner wanted to keep the midcentury modern unit as original-looking as possible.

33-story apartment tower would replace historic Cassidy Tire warehouse

The proposal adds 343 rental units to Chicago’s Fulton River District.

Updated Oak Park landmark with Prairie School influences wants $1.2M

The home has wood trim for days.

Five stylish Chicago kitchens to inspire you now

From small spaces to eclectic design.

Fulton Market development boom creeps north, toward River West

Neighbors take issue with a 16-story office project proposed for 400 N. Aberdeen Street.

Chicago’s first zero-waste store makes it easier to go plastic-free at home

Bamboo kitchen brushes, beeswax wraps, and no-container cleaners.