1001 S. State Rentals, Chicago IL A new, multi-family residential tower will soon be coming to the South Loop.  Joining in with a number of developers already constructing towers in the same part of Chicago, Golub & Co. teamed has with a mixed-use complex owner to construct the 41-story high-rise.

Located at 1001 S. State Street, Golub is working with CIM Group of Los Angeles on the project.  Planned for 397 units, the $130 million project is CIM Group’s second largest apartment development in the city.  The same company is behind the Block 37 shopping center, constructed in 2012 on State Street.  It also is behind the 690-unit residential tower that tops it.  This makes more than 1,000 apartments being constructed by CIM Group in the city.

The new apartment tower is expected to be ready…

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Mag Mile Lights Fest 2015For more than two decades, the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival has been wowing kids young and old in Chicago, and 2015 is expected to be just as spectacular.  This holiday tradition is planned for November 21, lighting up Chicago just days before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Known as the country’s largest nighttime holiday celebration, the event is packed with a number of family-friendly activities.  Lights Festival Lane is the place to be starting during the daylight hours.  This is when you can pick up some hand warmers, then grab some free cheesecake and other treat bags, plus get your family’s holiday photo taken and participate in some fun games and giveaways.  You can also pick up some discount coupons to area stores, grab some free hot chocolate and…

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Downtown Chicago Costume Shops

Halloween is just around the corner and that means its time to start putting together your costume for the big night.  No matter where you’re headed, we’ve discovered some of the best costume stores in and around Downtown Chicago.

Halloween Hallway

With stores in Downtown, South Loop, River North and more, Halloween Hallway Costume Store is ready to tackle all of your Halloween needs.  The store sells costumes for men, women and kids, along with all the accessories like masks, makeup, hats and wigs.  In addition, you’ll also find all the other extras to make your costume complete, along with some décor to spice up your home.

Chicago Costume

Chicago Costume features a huge selection of masquerade masks, plus costumes for grownups, kids and even…

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Chicago's Top Selling Neighborhoods For Condos & TownhomesWhen it comes to Chicago’s top selling neighborhoods for condos and townhomes the answer is perhaps just as diverse as the city itself.  While overall home sales within the city were up about 6.3 percent for August 2015, the sales were widely spread out across a number of unique Chicago neighborhoods.

When comparing numbers from Redfin, total home sales were at the highest levels in the Near North Side.  The next top contender was Lincoln Park.  The Loop and West Loop came in at the other end of the rankings.  

While the Near North Side saw the most sales activity, though, home sales were actually down between July and August by about 24.2 percent.  This trend stayed consistent across some of the most active neighborhoods in Chicago.  Homes sales fell 31.2…

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Downtown Chicago's Best Candy StoresIf you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween, you’re in luck because Chicago is loaded with fun and unique candy stores.  We went in search of some of the city’s best and found plenty to choose from, with

Windy City Sweets - 3308 N. Broadway St.

Windy City Sweets is famous for its big selection of tasty treats, including things like chocolate covered raisins, homemade fudge, hard candies and specialty gifts.  Top it all off with a scoop of their delicious ice cream

Dylan’s Candy Bar - 445 N. Michigan Ave.

Our next stop is Dylan’s Candy Bar on the city’s Near North Side.  This candy store includes free samples at the fudge counter upstairs, plus unique lollipops, gummies and gift baskets.  Be sure to get there early to beat the…

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Cash Sales in Chicago The City of Chicago is continuing to see cash sales decline in terms of real estate.  In fact, just released cash sales data from the month of June shows the trend could continue, and predicts what that means if it continues its downward trend for the next couple of years.  

The data comes from CoreLogic, a leading analytics, global property information and data solutions provider that helps give some insight into the nation’s real estate economy.  The company points to national statistics, showing that cash sales made up about 31.3 percent of all home sales for the month of June.  That’s down from the same period of time last year, which saw cash sales at about 33.9 percent.

The latest numbers reflect a similar story that’s been going on for more than four…

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