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Chicago Metro Area Rent Report

click to enlarge (graphic courtesy of Apartment List, Inc.) The Chicago March Rent Report is out, and there are a few takeaways: Rents are going up all over the city. The average rent in Chicago for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1600 and a 1-bedroom is $1550. Show More Summary

Chicago Tribune: "Chicago's Bridges Are Falling Down"

The encampments under Lawrence Avenue (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune) A bus passes over the Lawrence (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune) Mary Wisniewski Chicago Tribune Under Lake Shore Drive at Lawrence and Wilson avenues, the sky is falling.Chunks...Show More Summary

Ross Dress For Less: Soft Opening Today, Grand Opening Saturday

completed store earlier this week rendering of planned store in April 2015 (Mid-America Real Estate) This morning Ross Dress For Less opened its doors to the public at 918 West Montrose. The soft opening takes place a day prior to the grand opening Saturday.The number for the new store is (773) 784-6922. Show More Summary

Zoning Change Request Process Begins For Wilson/Broadway Development

Residents living near Wilson and Broadway received letters notifying them about the first step in the process of 4601 North Broadway being rezoned for a mixed-use retail and residential building. Thank you to reader DSH for making us aware of this.

Southern Exit From Wilson Red Line Opens To Truman College

It's far from pretty at the moment, but this work-in-progress is progress.A reader sent in these photos of the new southern exit from the Wilson Red Line and says, "You can only exit to the west, into the Truman campus, and not yet to the east onto Sunnyside, but, baby steps!"

One Story Building On Broadway South Of Foster To Be Demolished

5137 N. Broadway with neighboring parking lot to the north (Loopnet) A one story building that stretches all the way back to the red line tracks has been sold and is slated for demolition.According to Chicago Cityscape, a demo permit was issued for 5137 N. Show More Summary

JASC Presents "Memories of Now Series Seminar: Japanese Americans in Prewar Chicago"

Click to enlarge The Chicago Japanese American Historical Society and the Japanese American Citizens League - Chicago Chapter are presenting a talk on Friday night about Japanese Americans in Pre-War Chicago, with speaker Dr. Greg Robinson.The Facebook event page with more information is here.It takes place at JASC at 4427 N Clark. Show More Summary

Relive Your Prom, 1980s Style

It's time to bring out the AquaNet and the pastel tux, and dance to the Psychedelic Furs. Yes, it's '80s Prom Party this Friday and Saturday.The proms take place in the gymnasium (of course!) of Ravenswood UCC at 2050 West Pensacola....Show More Summary

Rhyme Row: Eats & Sweets To Open Next To Dress For Less

The building located between Jake's Pup In The Ruff and the new Ross Dress For Less (942-944 Montrose) has had quite a facelift over the past year and a half, with new windows and rehabbed residential and commercial units. Eats & Sweets Cafe, located at Montrose and Paulina, will be opening a satellite store in one of the storefront spaces. Show More Summary

Maryville East Coming Down Quickly

looking east on Montrose looking south on Clarendon As was the case with the west building at Maryville, the demolition of the east building is happening at breakneck speed. These photos were taken Sunday afternoon. Compare to how it looked just a couple weeks ago.

CTA Progress & Closures: N/B Broadway Re-Opens, Work Begins On New Main Station

2/24/17 - Workers begin building the new Wilson station's foundation CTA's rendering of the finished station As work on the Wilson Red Line station continues, there is good news from the CTA -- late Friday, northbound Broadway was reopened to vehicular traffic after several months of closures. Show More Summary

Apply For Small Business Improvement Funds In March

Businesses located in the area covered by the Lawrence/Broadway TIF (see map here) are invited to apply for funding to make permanent structural upgrades to their businesses and buildings. The application period is March 1st through the 30th. Show More Summary

Sabah Shoes Pop-Up At The Guesthouse Hotel

Colorful, handmade Sabahs The Sabah Dealer is bringing his Spring collection to The Guesthouse Hotel for two days only - March 4 - 5, from 12p - 5p each day. Here's your chance to check out these chic, handmade, leather espadrille-style...Show More Summary

Support Your Local Troop! Brennemann Girl Scout Cookies On Sale Next Two Saturdays

We love the always-inclusive Girl Scouts and their delicious cookies. One local troop, based at Brennemann School, will be selling boxes of cookies outside the Montrose/Sheridan Jewel this Saturday and next.The vast majority of the profits...Show More Summary

Show Me A Sign

With just over a week to go until the Grand Opening on March 4th, workers were busy Thursday putting up the Ross Dress For Less sign. The store is located at 918 West Montrose.

Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show By Vintage Garage Promoters

Today and Saturday, the same people who bring Vintage Garage to Uptown each year will be sponsoring a Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show in Edgewater. There will be over 50 vendors exhibiting and selling "vintage clothing, jewelry, vintage...Show More Summary

#TBT -- John Kinzie, Oldest Uptowner

Taking it all the way back for Throwback Thursday. "Meet" John Kinzie, who lies in Graceland Cemetery, and that makes him the oldest Uptown resident. In fact, he is considered to be the first person of European descent to have settled permanently in Chicago. Show More Summary

Morningside's Stewart School Conversion Now Underway

Interior debris being removed at 4525 N. Kenmore Work is now underway on Morningside's redevelopment of the former Graeme Stewart School at 4525 N. Kenmore into 64 residential units. Dumpsters are parked on the north side of the building and workers are hauling out interior debris. Show More Summary

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