Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the office, the Illinois Department of Transportation launches a 3-year construction project on the Kennedy Expressway, and suddenly those downtown workers from points north and northwest, who had slowly been returning to the office, made one big collective U-turn.
The NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament has tipped off, and basketball fans around the country (this writer included) are keeping the mouse cursor hovered over the Boss Button in case they need to click away from the games.
But why just watch the action when you can have your very own basketball court right in your own backyard? Or basement. Or rooftop.
From an old school hoop in the attic of a North Shore estate to a full-length outdoor court in Lake Geneva, Wisc., we’ve rounded up five amazing properties that feature sports courts, so you can shoot hoops when your bracket goes up flames.
Spring market is already underway. But if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, there’s still time to take advantage of real estate’s busy season – and even tackle a few projects that may be on your to-do list. In fact, there are plenty of small home improvement tasks that can be accomplished in a single weekend and can go a long way in enhancing your home’s presentation.
Whether you’re looking to get your home in optimal showing condition or just want to refresh your space, here are five projects that are an easy weekend undertaking.
After an 18-week regular season and some epic playoff matchups, the Big Game is finally here. From coast to coast, Americans will gather with family and friends this Sunday to watch the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles face off against the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs in the final NFL game of the 2022-23 season.
In what is most certainly an unofficial national holiday, parties will be hosted, chicken wings consumed, and libations enjoyed on the most celebrated Sunday of the year. But perhaps even more important than which franchise quarterback will lead their team to victory is where you’ll view the historic match up.
We’ve picked out a few residences currently on the market that feature home theaters, essential for viewing football’s biggest game of the year.
February marks the celebration of Black History Month, and for well over a century, both at the local and national level, many prominent African Americans have had an important impact on real estate, fair housing, and architecture. Following are five individuals who made indelible marks on the industry that continue to prove significant in Chicago and beyond.
According to a recent survey by Statista, 52% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution that involves exercising more. But, it can be challenging to start any new routine, especially one focused on fitness. Designating a space to work out in your home can be a great way to help you achieve your goals and stay active. On that note, here are five luxury listings with dedicated space for getting in shape in 2023.
As sure as the melody of Auld Lang Syne ushers in each New Year, Pantone releases its “Color of the Year.” The color is meant to reflect the current cultural mood and forecast of upcoming trends in the design world, and this year the company has selected Viva Magenta.
We’re certain Pantone has high hopes for 2023, as Viva Magenta is a vibrant, bold shade of pink that evokes feelings of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. According to Pantone’s website, the color reflects a shift toward positivity and optimism in a post-pandemic world and is a reminder to embrace life and all its opportunities.
This rich hue is sure to be a popular choice in home décor in the coming year and following are some suggestions on how to incorporate the versatile color into your home.
The festive backdrop of Chicagoland in December adds even more excitement to the approaching holidays. With a variety of seasonal events and cold-weather activities underway, you’ll have no trouble finding things to do as you celebrate with family and friends. Your countdown to the holidays starts now with this list of experiences that prove it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.
The first snowflakes of the season can often be a welcome sight. But midwestern winters inevitably start to feel long, and a getaway can be the perfect way to break up the monotony of January and February. If you’re looking for a post-holiday escape this winter, we tapped travel expert Kendra Thornton of Royal Travel & Tours for some suggestions. Thornton is president of the luxury travel agency, which has been a fixture on Chicago’s North Shore for over 45 years. Here are a few of her recommendations:
In the Midwest, many homeowners wish the climate would allow for more time to enjoy their homes’ outdoor spaces. But despite the cold weather, there are actually plenty of ways to take advantage of yards and patios throughout the winter months. Bundle up and step outside to enjoy these creative activities in your own backyard this season.