North Shore

Wilmette Offers Small Town Charm Just Minutes from Chicago

Located just 14-miles north of downtown Chicago, Wilmette was voted one of the 20 best towns and neighborhoods in Chicago and the suburbs by Chicago Magazine in 2010. Boasting an impressive amount of attractions and the beautiful Wilmette Harbor, which houses up to 300 vessels, Wilmette is the perfect blend of suburban amenities and big-city …

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Then & Now: Revisit Home Alone's Iconic Suburban House 24 Years Later

Home Alone is one of the greatest Christmas movies of our generation, and it’s also probably the greatest Christmas movie to be filmed in the Chicago area. Written and produced by the legendary filmmaker John Hughes, Home Alone follows Hughes’ reoccurring trope of filming on location in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. The movie’s backdrop was …

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Estate of the Arts: New Studio Gang Designed Writers Theater Breaks Ground

On Tuesday, members of the Writers Theater’s leadership and Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects broke ground on the new Writers Theater facility in suburban Glencoe. The $31 million project will feature two performance spaces, a rehearsal room and a rooftop terrace and garden. In total, the facility will provide 36,000 square feet of space, …

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Illinois and Chicago Housing Markets Improve in February

According to new data from the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, Illinois home sales increase 16.2 percent and median prices increased 5.1 percent to $125,000 since the same time last year. In February, statewide home and condominium sales totaled 8,213, an increase of more than 1,100 from February 2012. This is the 19th straight month in …

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