Category Archives: Chicago Living

Chicago Fall Bucket List

It’s officially Fall, and it’s time to enjoy all that comes with it; warm sweaters, bonfires, changing leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more! Below you’ll find 30 events and home activities to check off your bucket list this season: Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo Connect South Shore – Arts Festival Plan a…

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Stony Island Arts Bank

Tom Harris © Hedrich Blessing. Courtesy of Rebuild Foundation. The Stony Island Arts Bank is a piece of Chicago history located in the Greater Grand Crossing/South Shore community. The building was built in 1923 and was originally a community savings bank, but after becoming vacant in the 1980s, the building sold for only $1 in…

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Looking for a House to Rent? Here are the 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Apartment Studios

Selecting a rental housing unit for a single person or a couple who doesn't need much space is one of the challenging aspects. You don't want more rooms as some of them will be left empty and therefore a waste of precious resources. On the other hand, vast living space can be enticing because you…

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Stand-out Black-Owned Businesses in Chicago

by Matthew Green Between the widespread racial tension and the ongoing global pandemic, the last few years have been more tumultuous to the Black-owned businesses than ever. Even before the pandemic, Black businesses faced disproportionately large problems, especially in the underrepresented areas on the west and south sides of Chicago. With the energy behind the…

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Soul Veg City: 40 Years of Plant-Based Food on Chicago’s South Side

For Black History Month our weekly blogs are highlighting Black-owned businesses in the neighborhoods we serve. This week's blog is extra special because it's owned and operated by the family of a long-standing Pangea employee! By Desiree Campbell In 1981, a new concept in dining opened on Chicago's South Side. Soul Vegetarian introduced thousands of…

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The 8 Best South Chicago Restaurants

Chicago is one of the most recognizable US food capitals. Its diversity and quality are virtually unmatched and there is something here for everyone. Though other neighborhoods like the West Loop typically get all the press, some of the best food in the city exists in South Chicago.  While you won’t be donning any suits…

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Chicago Summer Events

The summer is here and Chicago is finally back in full swing. After a hard go at it last year, this blog discusses the many exciting festival opportunities you have on your doorstep in Chicago. Whether you’re in the mood for live music, art displays, or getting a taste of the city’s food offerings, there’s…

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