7 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Chicago

So, you’re thinking about moving to the Windy City? Congratulations! As the third most populous city in the United States, Chicago is home to plenty of urban attractions and culinary hot spots. On the other hand, the city’s midwestern roots are apparent in its historic landmarks and verdant parks. Chicago is divided into 77 distinct districts. Each one has its own distinct appearance, history, and culture, so it’s important to do your homework before you make the move. 1. Chicago has 77 distinct … [Read more...]

Why Your Next Move Should be Chicago’s Gold Coast

The Windy City has a lot to offer newcomers in terms of dining and doing from Lincoln Park to Edgewater. Whether you’re hungry for a deep-dish pie or for a thriving arts and culture scene, there’s plenty to recommend Chicago as your new home base. But potential renters and buyers taking another look at the Second City should take note: if you’re scouring housing and rental listings for a new place in Chicago, you’d do well to tour a listing in one of the city’s best neighborhoods: the Gold Coast. Just north … [Read more...]

Lincoln Park invaded by witches and ghouls for annual Spooktacular

On October 26, Clark Street will transform into a spook-sational Halloween wonderland with fun activities for adults and kids of all ages during Lincoln Park’s annual Clark Street Spooktacular! Some of the festivities featured this year are street magicians, jugglers, balloon artists, Halloween inflatables and characters in costume strolling along Clark Street from Armitage to Diversey. The festivities run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and there will be trick-or-treating at participating establishments throughout. At … [Read more...]

Ebertfest: The Show Will Go On

This will be the first year without founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, and an emotional time for many involved in the festival. Some sources say that this year’s Ebertfest will be a tribute to the late, great film critic. Originally, the fest was comically named Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival. It’s organized by the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the films have always been selected by Ebert himself, who was a U of I alumnus. By moving the festival there, Ebert … [Read more...]