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04|02|2018

If You Want to Own a Home in Chicago, How Much Should You Be Making a Year?

Chicago is the #1 most affordable Midwest city in America for home ownership. A new analysis by SmartAsset, the personal finance and technology website, shows it would take an annual salary of $48,384 to comfortably afford monthly home payments of $1,452 in Chicago — that includes mortgage payments, property taxes and homeowners insurance. To come up…

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03|30|2018

The Racially Tense past of This Cinderella Story: Loyola-Chicago

Maybe it's just a coincidence Loyola University has a guiding principle: Magis It's a Latin word and Loyola translates it as: Striving For Excellence And while we, as a country, are just now waking up to the term: Black Excellence, Loyola's 1963 basketball team was the first to have a starting lineup made up of mostly black players. …

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03|12|2018

Chicago's Gold Coast Apartments with a Soho House Vibe: Aurélien Luxury Apartments

Live Golden at the new Gold Coast luxury apartment tower, Aurélien Apartments. Chicago Magazine honored Vesta Realtys exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood partner, Aurélien Apartments, with the Best Ineriors of 2017 award. The designers behind the sexy West Loop exlusive artsy club, SoHo House, are responsible for the impeccable attention to detail at Aurélien Apartments. The understated elegance Karen…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: Get Ready for Chicago’s Newest Ancient Spa Where Tyron Would Frequent
11|08|2017

‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: Get Ready for Chicago’s Newest Ancient Spa Where Tyron Would Frequent

  Spanish based Aire Ancient Baths is turning a 19th century River West factory into a 20,000-square-foot Greco-Roman spa. This isn’t the brand’s first historic renovation. Aire is known for repurposing historic buildings for its spa locations and modeling their experiences after ancient Greek and Roman traditions. Set to open later this month, the space…

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Is Chicago or New York Home to the First Skyscraper in the United States?
10|05|2017

Is Chicago or New York Home to the First Skyscraper in the United States?

  Chicago is considered home to the first skyscraper in the United States. The Home Insurance Building was supported by a revolutionary steel frame in 1885 after the Great Chicago Fire destroyed parts of our city. It didn’t take Manhattan long to claim the steel-framed high-rise as its own, but the skyscraper boom began in…

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Chicago’s Lena Waithe Makes History with Her Emmy For “Master of None”
09|18|2017

Chicago’s Lena Waithe Makes History with Her Emmy For “Master of None”

  Chicago native, graduate of our beloved Columbia College Chicago Lena Waithe, star of “Master of None,” became the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding writing for a comedy series. Sunday night during the 69th Emmy Awards, our Chicagoan won the award along with co-star and the Netflix show’s creator, Aziz Ansari.…

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Chicago’s New $27M Apple Town Square Resembles a Giant MacBook
09|13|2017

Chicago’s New $27M Apple Town Square Resembles a Giant MacBook

  No, we will not call Apple’s new Michigan Avenue flagship opening October 20th a store. Why? Because Angela Ahrendt, Apple’s senior vice president of retail told us not to. “Call them town squares,” she said.. With that one statement, Angela showed dying retailers how retail should be done. It’s about getting back to human…

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