June 24, 2013 |
When an Englewood man walked into a Lincoln Park apartment realty office on North Clark Street Sunday afternoon, he said he wanted to rent an apartment, according to state prosecutors. But when the realtor left his office to get the man an application, he allegedly stole an iPhone from the office desk and bolted. Marckell Giles, 20, of the 57000 block of South Aberdeen Street, was arrested Sunday afternoon on Diversey Parkway for stealing the realtor's iPhone, minutes after he left the office.
September 11, 2012 |
No one knows better than Jeremy Dubin that now is a great time to buy a house. And yet Dubin, an @Properties real estate broker, sold his Roscoe Village townhouse in the spring and moved into his new place - a luxury apartment in Goose Island. His 23-story building, SoNo East, opened in June, but it's quickly becoming its own social network. Management hosts happy hours for its residents, who have access to a hot tub, fire pit, gym, billiard room and a four-story parking garage (one of the amenities that appealed most to Dubin)
July 2, 2012 |
No, your paychecks haven't been getting smaller - and neither has your kitchen. If it seems like it's getting harder to find an affordable, spacious rental in Chicago, that's because it is. Rents are up and vacancies are down as the economy continues to tread water. Net rent prices increased 14 percent from 2005 to 2010 - the latest data available. Meanwhile, about 40 percent of Cook County residents are renters, according to a 2011 study released by the DePaul University Institute for Housing Studies.
July 2, 2012 |
Independence Day is undeniably linked with the water. The legendary call of Paul Revere went "One if by land, two if by sea. " One of the most famous paintings from America's infancy is of George Washington on a boat crossing the Delaware. And in Chicago, there are the Fourth of July fireworks at Navy Pier. Lake Michigan is one of the best spots to take in the Fourth festivities, and Chicagoans looking to ditch the family grill-out and head to the water have a range of options for boat rentals and charters.
April 12, 2012 |
**1/2 (out of four) Add “in space” to “Escape from New York” or “Con Air” and you pretty much get the gist of “Lockout,” an action movie with ambitions only of stupid fun and completely ridiculous, logic-bending action. The “fun” part comes and goes. Guy Pearce stars as Snow, a wrongly convicted ex-CIA operative in 2079 Washington, D.C. with a choice to make: Succumb to a 30-year sentence in an outer-space prison that freezes its inmates or sneak onto the maximum-security facility, which murderer and rapist inmates have recently overtaken,...
December 1, 2011 |
Got some money to burn to ring in 2012? Fans of Grant Achatz's Next restaurant, The Aviary cocktail lounge and the Office, it's basement bar, should know that both are available for rental on New Year's Eve. On Dec. 1, Achatz posted the following on his Facebook page: "Here's something different for New Year's Eve: One Golden Ticket each to Next, the Aviary and the Office. Rather than get the tired champagne at midnight toast, why not rent out: Next for you and 61 friends; Aviary for you and 84 friends; the Office for you and 17 friends.