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  1. River North's Acme Hotel tries its hand at the coworking trendRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 17 | Curbed

    As more Chicagoans find themselves working outside traditional office settings, River North's Acme Hotel has taken the wraps off renovations aimed at embracing the so-called "coworking" crowd. Since opening in 2012 at 15 E. Ohio Street, the self-described "boutique hotel alternative with an eye for design and a high-tech vibe" hasn't quite attracted the latte-and-laptop set to the same extent as competitors like adjacent Freehand Hotel.

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  2. Report: Chicago families need to earn $90K to afford average two-bedroom rentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | Curbed

    Thousands of new apartments are being delivered this year in Chicago, but how much does one need to earn to afford rent in the Windy City? While Chicago ranks much lower than the country's most expensive cities-like San Francisco and New York-Chicago rents are still much higher than those in other midwestern cities. According to a new report from SmartAsset, an online homebuyer research and resource center, Chicago families need to be earning roughly $90,000 per year to afford the average rent price for a two-bedroom apartment without being cost-burdened .

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  3. Rejected by Chicago, George Lucas museum gets OK from Los Angeles city councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 28 | Curbed

    After striking out in Chicago, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is officially headed to Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The privately-funded project had Chicagoans fiercely divided when it broke cover in late 2015 for both its polarizing design from Ma Yansong of MAD Architects as well as its controversial proposed placement on Chicago's supposedly "forever open, clear, and free" lakefront.

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  4. Chicago's iconic 'L' train system is turning 125 years oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | Curbed

    This week, Chicagoans will have listened to the instantly recognizable screech and rumble of the city's overhead trains-as well as groans over the occasional delay-for exactly 125 years. In honor of its quasquicentennial birthday, the citywide network that gives Chicago's Loop its name, is offering rides on a pair of throw-back trains.

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  5. What's the best part about being in Chicago during the summer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | Curbed

    After a relatively mild winter and a cool spring, summer is quickly approaching. Weather reports show that temperatures will hit and stay above 80 degrees in Chicago throughout the coming weekend-which is good news for those looking to attend this year's Do Division Street Fest in West Town.

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  6. Chicago Riverwalk season opening celebration set for this SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Curbed

    Though the 1.3-mile Chicago Riverwalk never entirely shuts down, the waterfront promenade will officially kick-off the arrival of the 2017 season this Saturday, May 20th, with a daylong public celebration. Perfectly coinciding with the return of warmer temperatures, the event will provide many Chicagoans and visitors a chance to explore the three new block-long segments or "rooms" that first opened late last year .

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  7. Report: ambitious 62-acre South Loop redevelopment could include 50-story towerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Curbed

    Twelve months after finalizing the acquisition of 62 acres of vacant riverfront land between Chicago's South Loop and Chinatown neighborhoods, developer Related Midwest is beginning to hint at their ambitious plans for the overgrown parcel. Expected to be one of the largest real estate developments in Windy City history, the $5 billion project will include 10 million square feet of residential and commercial space for the sprawling site.

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  8. River North's 'Gallery on Wells' rental tower eyes summer openingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Curbed

    Joining its already open River North sibling Exhibit on Superior , the recently topped-out 39-story rental tower at 167 W. Erie Street is ready to start signing leases ahead of an anticipated summer opening. Known by the name 'Gallery on Wells' , the new high-rise comes from Magellan Development Group and MAC Management and will offer a 442-unit mix of studios, convertibles, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

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  9. City of Chicago finalizes transportation goals for North Branch Industrial CorridorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | Curbed

    As Chicago's city planners work to put the finishing touches on a comprehensive plan to guide future land use within Chicago's evolving North Branch Industrial Corridor, residents and other neighborhood stakeholders have made their concerns regarding a lack of dedicated public park space and potential traffic issues widely known . Addressing the latter, Chicago's Department of Planning and Development has released a specific list of transportation goals and improvements for the corridor's near, mid, and long-term future.

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  10. A few ways to give back to Chicago on Earth DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Curbed

    Earth Day is a day that encourages people around the world to stop and think about the impact we're making on the earth's environment. And in a city like Chicago, there are many opportunities for individuals to pitch in to make their community a little cleaner and greener.

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  11. Inside The Hudson: River North's latest luxury apartment towerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | Curbed

    With 4,500 new rental units in the immediate pipeline, there's little doubt that Chicago's downtown residential market makes waves outside of the Midwest. Surging demand and an abundance of developable sites has attracted a lot of investment to the Windy City, including a significant commitment from new-comer the Onni Group.

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  12. Chicago celebrates the 100th birthday of its iconic city flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Curbed

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of Chicago's famous city flag. With its distinct light blue and white stripes and red six-point stars, the flag is commonly found throughout the city.

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  13. Chicago street sweeping starts next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | Curbed

    With the rainy spring season and daylight savings time in full effect, Chicagoans can expect longer days and warmer weather in the coming weeks. However, it also means that the street sweeping is season is upon us.

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  14. Why some people choose to stay in (or move back to) ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Curbed

    After newly released census data showed that Cook County and Illinois are losing more residents than any other state or metro area in the US, we asked readers if they planned on leaving Chicago or if they want to stay. Many of you had a lot to say.

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  15. Report: The cities that Chicagoans are moving toRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | Curbed

    It's no secret that Illinois residents are leaving the state in droves-new data from the US Census Bureau shows that Illinois and Cook County are losing more residents than any other state and metro region in the country. While the significance and potential effects of the numbers can be debated , there's a pretty clear trend of where Chicagoans are relocating to: the South.

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  16. A look at the ambitious plan to bury Chicago's Lake Shore Drive and create new park spaceRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | Curbed

    Taking inspiration from Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan for Chicago, an effort to completely redefine Lake Shore Drive between Ohio Street and North Avenue is still being pushed by a number of Chicagoans. The long-term idea has been previously championed by 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins, who spoke again on the proposal this week at a town hall meeting hosted by the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents .

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  17. Massive concrete pour scheduled this weekend for Chicago's Vista Tower projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | Curbed

    With underground caisson drilling wrapped up and a pair of tower cranes installed, workers building the 1,186-foot Vista Tower in Lake Shore East have shifted their focus towards constructing the skyscraper's super-sized concrete slab-like foundation or "mat." Over the weekend-most likely on Saturday-a massive rebar cage will be topped-off with 4,000 cubic yards of the thick gray gunk, according to the construction-watchers at Skyscraperpage.com .

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  18. How Chicago's housing stock can help fight climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Curbed

    This single largest polluter in Chicago is its buildings. And while energy efficiency is a consideration when developers and architects propose and erect newer buildings, the vast majority of Chicagoans live in older homes that are energy intensive.

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  19. Recreating Chicago's iconic residential architecture in miniature formRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | Curbed

    Chicago is known around the world for its tall skyscrapers, but some of Chicago's greatest architecture is often found throughout the city's neighborhoods. Chicago neighborhood streets have a unique feel to them, and this is because the types of residences that are common in Chicago are largely unique to the city.

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  20. Own this Bucktown bar turned unusual single family home for $799KRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Curbed

    While some Chicagoans may romanticize about owning their own neighborhood watering hole, here's a unique chance to live in a former bar turned unusual single family home. Originally built in 1883, the three-bedroom, two-bath residence has cleverly turned the once-commercial ground floor space into a large, open-plan living room with elevated chef's kitchen.

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