Category: Community Building

Community Building
2015 May Rosemont, Illinois

“It’s All Here!” exclaims Rosemont’s catchy slogan, with the Chamber of Commerce clearly paying tribute to the area’s mega quantity of tourist attractions, entertainment venues, cultural hot spots, corporate headquarters, sporting event fa…

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Community Building
2015 March The Near North Side

The Near North Side, or Community Area 8, is one mile north of The Loop and practically defines what is known today as Chicago, Illinois. It is home to the city’s largest skyscraper, the Willis Tower, (nee the Sears Tower), and the largest…

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Community Building
2015 February Springfield, Illinois

The capital of the state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County, Springfield is perhaps best known as the place where President Abraham Lincoln lived, became a prairie lawyer and held political office. With a population o…

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Community Building
2014 September Oak Brook, Illinois

You'll have to search far and wide to find a town named for an exclusive polo club. In Chicagoland, though, you have to look no further than Oak Brook, Illinois. Back in 1922, Paul Butler organized a polo club and the village became …

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Community Building
2014 May Windy City Style

The Windy City has always been known for its fantastic, innovative architecture—much of it displayed in residential buildings. But while a lot of people appreciate the grandeur of a building like the Public Library or the Wrigley Building,…

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Community Building
2014 May Pets, Pools & Pilates

The dust has mostly settled from the recession, and the market sector that caters to clientele with deep pockets is becoming one of the strongest parts of the American economy. Bigger is better, and glamor definitely sells when it comes to…

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Community Building
2014 May From Sand Lots to Play Dates

Sixty years ago, work and play were very different. A majority of women remained in the home, in both urban and suburban settings. The mostly male heads of households went off to work, and children went off to school and play. Since then, …

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Community Building
2014 May Going Green to Save Green

The sudden emergence of Kermit the Frog as a box office draw is not an accident—it seems that everywhere, everybody is 'going green.' The term is shorthand for a movement of environmental awareness, and it involves everything from the way …

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