Get Excited for Chicago’s Great Urban Race

Great Urban Race Chicago

Get Excited for Chicago’s Great Urban Race Chicago has no scarcity of marathons you can join throughout the year, but how many involve solving a city-wide puzzle and racing for cash prizes? None other than the Great Urban Race! If you’re looking for a fun and challenging activity to do outside with your friends, this is it! Anyone over 21 can join the Great Urban Race, a team event that travels from city to city throughout the U.S. and Canada. Chicago’s race begins on Saturday, May 31 at Lizzie McNeill’s … [Read more...]

The Carlyle 1040 N. Lake Shore Sales Activity

The Carlyle - 1040 N. Lake Shore Dr.

In 2014 the most expensive sale at The Carlyle at 1040 N. Lake Shore Dr. in Chicago sold for $1,750,000. The home is 3 bedrooms and 4baths 3050 sq. ft. Based on this MLS square footage, this was $573 per square foot. This was the highest price sale at 1040 N. Lake Shore Dr. so far in 2014, most likely will not be the highest price sale by the end of 2014. The Carlyle had 8 condos sold in the last 8 months with an average market time of 219 days and a median market time of 182 days. The Carlyle has always been an … [Read more...]

Chicago’s North Side Lakefront Bicycle Tour: A Great Way to Stay in Shape

Chicago Lakefront bike tour

Chicago’s North Side Lakefront Bicycle Tour: A Great Way to Stay in Shape As the weather finally starts to warm up and Chicagoans start gravitating outdoors, a great way to stay in shape and tour Chicago’s North Side streets and parks is the Lakefront Neighborhoods Bike Tour! The three-hour excursion tours the Old Town Historic District, North Avenue Beach, Gold Coast Mansions, the Playboy Mansion, Oprah’s House, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Chicago’s breathtaking Lakefront. And even better—the tour is great for single … [Read more...]

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Perfect Children’s Spring Event!

Easter Egg Hunt 2014

Where in Chicago can kids meet the Easter bunny, play with crafts, hop around with animals and join in on a massive Easter egg hunt? If you guessed Lincoln Park Zoo, you're right! On April 19, America's oldest and free zoo is throwing its annual Easter extravaganza with a romping Easter egg hunt, free carousel rides and more! Previously held at the Farm-in-the-Zoo (the petting zoo section of the zoo), this year the exciting event is moving to the zoo's beautiful green South Lawn and historic Park Place Cafe. … [Read more...]

Trump Tower Chicago Home Sells for $3,100,000

Trump Tower Chicago

Trump Tower Chicago Home Sells for $3,100,000 In 2014 the most expensive condo sale at The Trump Tower Chicago sold for $3,100,000. This home is 3102 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. Based on this MLS square footage, this was $999 per square foot. This was the highest price sale at 401 N. Wabash so far in 2014, most likely will not be the highest price sale by the end of 2014 as The Trump Tower building in Chicago has been on fire for the past year. Trump Tower is one of the prime real estate buildings in … [Read more...]

Chicago to Celebrate its 5th Annual Craft Beer Week

craft beer week

Chicago is known for its breweries, craft beers and original ales like 312, Half Acre and Revolution Brewing. Now the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is bringing Chicago Craft Beer Week (CBW) back for its 5th year! For 11 days in May, CBW will hold samplings of exclusive craft beers. The fest will be located at an array of Chicago breweries, brewpubs, beer bars, and bottle shops from Lincoln Park to Bridgeport. Starting on the 15th and running through the 25th, the venues will offer $4 tastings of rare beers, beer … [Read more...]

Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle Marathon Returning This Weekend

shamrock shuffle

One of the ten largest races in America, the Shamrock Shuffle 8K will get a running start in Grant Park on Sunday with nearly 40,000 runners. Sponsored by the Bank of America, the 35th annual marathon will kick off Chicago’s running season on March 30 at 8:20 a.m. The course starts in the north part of Grant Park, winds through the streets of downtown, the Loop and River North, and ends on south side of Grant Park. This year’s turnout so far has been outstanding, with 2,100 runners participating to raise money … [Read more...]

Randolph Street Market Returns to the West Loop

Randolph Street Market

Randolph Street Market Returns to the West Loop Spring is officially here and it’s bringing the ever-popular, annual Randolph Street Market back to Chicago’s West Loop! Starting March 29 on the last weekend of every month, you can enjoy the European-style indoor-outdoor market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 14. The market features more than 200 vendors and designers from around the world—selling interesting and rare items from vintage jewelry to midcentury furniture. Mimosas are served at the Market Bar … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day’s Lightscape Event Illuminates the Windy City, Bringing Spring Back to Chicago

St. Patrick's Day 2014

If you’ve ever explored State Street, chances are likely you’ve seen those bouquets of reed-shaped LED lights synchronized with music in dozens of planters from Lake Street to Van Buren. Those colorful installations play year-round and have embedded speakers that broadcast music along with splashes of dancing color in light displays. Well if you happen to enjoy the little things, like musical lights, get excited because from March 10 through the 17 daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., those gardens will be revamped to … [Read more...]

Good Food fest making a comeback in Chicago for it’s 10th year

Good Food Festival

The 10th annual Good Food Festival & Conference is returning to Chicago and hitting UIC next week for three days of local food artisans, restaurants, exhibits, chef demonstrations and much more! Running from March 13 through the 15 at the UIC Forum on 725 W. Roosevelt Road, the Good Food Festival is split up into three days. The first day will be the conference, the second day a trade show, and the third day will be a family-friendly festival. Come out on Thursday if you’re interested in participating in the … [Read more...]