Standing 5 stories high and expected to house 295 more high-end apartments for rent, 805 N. LaSalle, also dubbed Eight O Five, is yet another downtown rental high-rise that's expected to make its debut sometime in 2015, and most likely sooner rather than later. Conveniently situated at LaSalle and Chicago Avenue in Streeterville, location doesn't get much better for those who already work somewhere around the downtown area or frequently use the CTA Red Line, as the Chicago Avenue station will be situated just a short walk from the lobby doors once construction for Eight O Five is completed.

Unlike some recently developed rental buildings in downtown Chicago though, 805 N. LaSalle is being marketed as "affordable luxury," offering an extensive inventory…

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Good news for South Loop residents, as it appears the much-anticipated Fred Anderson Park is scheduled to finally open sometime in mid-December. We first read about the news yesterday from DNAinfo.com, and if you're familiar with the Chicago Park District's latest project, chances are you've been waiting on its completion for quite some time. As mentioned in their article, this soon-to-be South Loop landmark has been in the works for roughly six long years, and after all kinds of hurdles and delays, it looks like we're in the final stretch of construction and clean-up, which should only take a few more weeks.   Designed by the Altamanu architectural firm and constructed by Robe Construction Inc, Fred Anderson Park will offer sprawling concrete walkways, plenty of lighting, ample seating and park benches, picnic tables, ornamental fences, and if you're a dog owner here in the South Loop, you'll be interested to know there will also be a dog friendly area, compete with artificial turf and a big doggie drinking fountain.   Fred Anderson Park is located at 1629 S. Wabash Street in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood, and if you're interested to know what's for sale near the park area, have a look at the featured MLS listings below.

Good news for South Loop residents, as it appears the much-anticipated Fred Anderson Park is scheduled to finally open sometime in mid-December. We first read about the news yesterday from DNAinfo.com, and if you're familiar with the Chicago Park District's latest project, chances are you've been waiting on its completion for quite some time. As mentioned in their article, this soon-to-be South Loop landmark has been in the works for roughly six long years, and after all kinds of hurdles and delays, it looks like we're in the final stretch of construction and clean-up, which should only take a few more weeks.  

Designed by the Altamanu architectural firm and constructed by Robe Construction Inc, Fred Anderson Park will offer sprawling concrete…

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CTA Holiday Train Schedule 2014

With Thanksgiving fast-approaching, it's time to start seriously thinking about the upcoming holiday season, which means kicking off the many fun-filled traditions that make late-November and much of December such a special time of the year here in the Windy City. Downtown Chicago has all kinds of special holiday customs, but few quite as unique as the CTA Holiday Train, now in it's 23rdseason. Just yesterday, the CTA released the preliminary schedule for the 2014 Holiday Train, which will run from November 28th all the way to December 23rd.

Regardless of the time of day, the CTA Holiday Train truly is a remarkable sight, no matter your age. Decked out in festive lighting and decorations, Santa and his elves are on board waving to those waiting to…

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