Chicago Neighborhoods

Beat the Heat: Chicago’s Best Ice Cream

Summertime is arguably Chicago’s best season, complete with neighborhood festivals, sunny skies and an extreme desire for cool, tasty treats. To help you beat the heat, we’ve put together a list of some of Chicago’s essential ice cream shops. In no particular order, here are 10 of the city’s most revered favorites: Jeni’s Splendid Ice…

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2019 Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral in Action

Earlier in the year it was announced that Living Coral was 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year. Chosen for its vibrant, but mellow tone, it evokes feelings of warmth, comfort and cheerfulness. Its no surprise that Living Coral and similar tones have made a home on doors, interiors and more. Over the past seven months, we’ve…

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Renovation Loans Open the Door for First-Time Buyers

Homes that are financially within reach for first-time buyers are often in need of updates. Fortunately, there are a number of home-loan products that offer an affordable financing solution by allowing rehab costs to be included in mortgage payments. “Fixer-uppers provide an opportunity for homeowners to get into a home, make it their own and…

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Wallpaper is Back with Mitchell Black

Its no secret that wallpaper is back on the scene. Prints, colors and texture are gracing the walls of homes and commercial locations everywhere. Talk about interior elevation! With an increasing amount of interest in wallpaper, we sat down with Marcy Swerdlow of Mitchell Black to answer some FAQ’s and shed light on the options you have…

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Chicago Festivals to Enjoy This Summer

From food festivals to art fairs, there is something for everyone to enjoy during Chicago’s festival season. Start planning your weekends now. JUNE 7 – 9 ANDERSONVILLE MIDSOMMARFEST Clark St., Foster to Catalpa 7 – 9 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL Millennium Park 7 – 9 SPRING AWAKENING MUSIC FESTIVAL Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates 8 – 9…

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