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Chicago Summer Festivals – August

Chicago is an amazing city year-round, but there is something special about summers in Chicago. Locals and visitors alike are outside enjoying the city’s multitude of parks, beaches, outdoor dining, Lake Michigan, and, of course, summer festivals, most of which …

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Is Copi the New Salmon?!

Hot off the press! Food & Wine Magazine just announced Copi might be the new salmon!  “Copi, previously known as Carp, was imported to the United States from Asia in the 1970s. It was used as a method to control …

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Chicago Summer Festivals – July

Chicago is an amazing city year-round, but there is something special about summers in Chicago. Locals and visitors alike are outside enjoying the city’s multitude of parks, beaches, outdoor dining, Lake Michigan, and, of course, summer festivals, most of which …

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Pride Parade

At The Dobbs Group and @Properties, one of our core values is love. We are committed to expressing love in everything we do, from our team engagement, our work ethic, and our personal and client relationships.  On June 26, spread …

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Navy Pier Fireworks

One of Chicago’s most beloved summer traditions is the twice weekly sky spectacle, a dazzling fireworks display at Navy Pier. From Memorial Day through to Labor Day, every Wednesday at 9 pm and Saturday at 10 pm, you can enjoy …

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Hidden treasures of West Loop

Chicago’s West Loop is known for its Randolph Street Market, some of the top Chicago hotels such as Nobu, Crowne Plaza, and The Hoxton, top-tier restaurants (Michelin awarded Mako, Next, Smyth, Elske, and others), and luxury highrise residential buildings. “My …

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Movies in the Park

Amongst the several glorious events Chicago annually holds, Movies in the Park is one of the most beloved by Chicagoans. Once the sun goes down, parks across the city welcome any and everyone to watch classic Blockbuster films for free! …

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Chicago Summer Festivals – June

Chicago is an amazing city year-round, but there is something special about summers in Chicago. Locals and visitors alike are outside enjoying the city’s multitude of parks, beaches, outdoor dining, Lake Michigan, and, of course, summer festivals, most of which …

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Lucy Teruel presents The Villa, residential jewel of Chicago

The Villa is Chicago’s smallest, and arguably most beautiful, neighborhood with a total of 126 homes. Established in 1907, The Villa is identified through parkway streets, stone planters, and iconic early 20th-century architecture. The gorgeous and unique homes, lush greenery, …

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Why Moving to Chicago is a Good Idea

Chicago is gritty and beautiful, diverse and homogenous, fierce, resilient, passionate. Come hither and stake your claim. The City of Big Shoulders can carry your weight. I grew up in South Deering, at the southern edge of the south side …

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Top home upgrades that pay off in the long run

Ok, you’re ready to invest back into your home. Just one question: where should you start with these updates? For many homeowners, this is the biggest roadblock when it comes to making value-adding improvements. The key to prioritizing updates and …

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Limoncello

The smell of grated lemon evokes a swirl of memories for me (right up there with garlic, basil and rosemary) .  A most recent memory is of coming home to find my creative, fabulous and very talented sister in law (also incredibly …

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Refinance Mortgage – Home Refinance Loan

Record low interest rates, the likelihood of a rate increase Q1/Q2 of 2022, and the impressive gains in real estate values this past year make now the ideal time to refinance your mortgage. The general rule of thumb – if …

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