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Neighborhood Highlight: North Center – the Heart of the North Side

November 13, 2019 | KlopasStratton
The North Center neighborhood in Chicago is considered to be the heart of the North Side. Here, you’ll find craft brews, family fun and plenty of housing opportunities. Whether you want to spend the weekend browsing boutiques or cozied up wit...

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4 Thanksgiving Ingredients to Source Locally This Year

November 4, 2019 | KlopasStratton
With Thanksgiving just weeks away, many families are beginning to plan their big meals. Instead of heading to the grocery store to wait in line in the days before November 28th, support small businesses by purchasing your feast ingredients loca...

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Neighborhood Highlight: Wrigleyville’s Not Just for Cubs Fans

October 8, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Featured image by Blake Guidry Wrigleyville is known as the home of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team. While much of the Northside is crazy about the Cubbies, there’s a lot more to this area than just batting and running bases. H...

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4 Fall Pest Control To-dos for Homeowners

September 30, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Featured image by Steven Huntley In our last post, we talked about Chicago-area farmers markets to visit this summer. Many of the markets are open through the end of October, so stop by to grab some tasty produce for fall dishes like soups a...

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3 Factors to Consider When Buying a Condo

July 31, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Roman Boed Owning a condo means never having to shovel snow, mow the lawn or rake the leaves. These community residences offer plenty of plusses along with some drawbacks that are unique to condo living. Before you sign the paperw...

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4 Must-visit Farmers Markets in Chicago

July 22, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Bex Walton Summertime in Chicago means strolling farmer’s markets to peruse goods from across the Midwest. Whether you’re interested in beeswax candles, wild-foraged mushrooms or organic garlic scapes, you can find all of the ab...

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The Best Chicago Patios to Check Out This Summer

May 24, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Ask any Chicagoan, and they’ll tell you the city comes alive in the summer. With its proximity to Lake Michigan and beautiful skyline views, there is nothing better than sitting out on a patio with good food and drinks, enjoying the Chicago s...

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5 Things to Look for When Viewing Real Estate

May 17, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Featured photo by Sheila Scarborough When you first begin looking for a new home, you’re likely daydreaming of the patio, picking paint colors and imagining a new, spacious closet. While it’s fun to think about these ideas, you should al...

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Chicago on Memorial Day

May 2, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Traditionally, Memorial Day is a time to honor military members of the past and present. It’s also become known as the start of summer. In Chicago, that means spending weekends at the beach or at local patio hotspots. What’s the best way to...

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Neighborhood Highlight: Gold Coast is the Best Coast

April 18, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Roman Boed Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is located between North Avenue and Oak Street, Lake Shore Drive and Clark Street. This area borders Old Town, Lincoln Park and River North and is known for its luxury shopping, top-o...

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