Free Citywide Chicago Architecture Tours This Weekend

Chicago has several on-going architecture tours that run daily. But this weekend offers a special opportunity to visit some of the city’s less accessible sites. Open House Chicago 2011 is a free, self-guided tour that invites the general public to see inside and learn about a variety of different architectural styles and building types in Chicago. Normally you would only be able see an open house when visiting Chicago homes in which...

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Autumn Comes to Millennium Park

The leaves are changing.  Get out there and enjoy the season before we’re up to our nipples in snow again.  Here are a few shots from Millennium Park....

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Lakeshore East’s New Italian Neighbor From Wisconsin

Very recently we had a chance to pop by Lakeshore East.  The New Eastside enclave was formerly a golf course, and before that a rail yard.  But more importantly, I used to live there in the early 2000’s. Back then, residents were constantly promised that new amenities were “coming soon.”  “Two months, max” was the running joke, because that was always the response residents got when they inquired about...

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