Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright built a home and studio here, Ernest
Hemingway learned to write the great American novel here and Edgar Rice
Burroughs’ Tarzan mused about swinging from tree limb to tree limb, all in the village of
“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…
Winter in Chicago can be brutal—piles of slushy gray snow to wade through and frigid winds that keep you inside.
So you curl up with a good book, sip a cup of tea, and watch the flurries
through the window. As the flakes fall, you might fi…
Unlike New York City and some other areas of the country, Chicago's residential
real estate market has been slower in recovering from the recession.
Nevertheless, signs of a full recovery are on the horizon.
While the number of new c…
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…
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…
As the holiday season approaches in the Windy City, many Chicagoans may be
preoccupied with choosing gifts for picky family members, finding a parking
spot downtown, or snagging that coveted new smartphone. Those who live in
Most everyone has fond memories of celebrating holidays at home, school, church
or synagogue, and maybe even in a town square or community center. Holidays
offer a break from routine, usually different foods and treats—maybe even gifts! Th…
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,
Back in 1922, Paul Butler organized a polo club and the village became …
Once a tranquil prairie town, Plainfield is fast becoming a destination in its
own right, offering the comforts of suburban life blended with the tranquility
of country living. Recognized as Will County’s oldest community, Plainfield conti…