Lifestyle


Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza begins Thursday, July 28 and continues through Sunday, July 31, but preparation for the event will result in road closures leading up to the four day festival. Lollapalooza brings large crowds daily to Grant Park in Chicago. Festival hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. Grant Park […]

Grant Park Area Street Closures In Effect For Lollapalooza Music ...






Chicago Recycling
There is still ongoing confusion as to how Chicagoans recycle, and what items can or can’t be thrown into the blue bins. In some instances, one simple item, like a greasy pizza box or plastic bags, will cause the entire contents of the blue bin to be labeled as trash […]

Blue Bins




Concept for a bedroom with nature inside
A proposed ordinance filed this week by Aldermen Joe Moore, 49th, and Ameya Pawar, 47th, and backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, for anyone who rents their living space for up to 90 days a year would have to register with the city. Described as “a free and simple online process” […]

Changes for Airbnb hosts



Burns-Beyerl-Architects
[Crain’s] Decks atop garages were once essentially a given in every single-family home from Old Town to Lakeview on the market for upward of $1 million. Most buyers expect the decks, which help increase the living space on tight city lots, says Dennis Dooley, vice president and managing broker at […]

It’s now harder to get that garage-top deck approved



Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrives at a town hall meeting on the city budget in Chicago, Illinois, United States, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.8 billion fiscal 2016 budget and a historic property tax increase to pay for public safety worker pensions easily cleared the city council on Wednesday. However, the plan for the fiscal year that begins on Jan. 1 still faces uncertainties in the Illinois Legislature and supreme […]

Chicago approves Emanuel’s property tax increase


Chicago ARO
The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) presented “Navigating the New ARO” on May 28th to a packed room at the Dream20 Showroom in the Merchandise Mart. The City of Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance requires residential developments that receive city financial assistance or involve city-owned land to provide a percentage […]

Navigating the New Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO)