exterior view of brick two flat apartments in Chicago

The Mayoral Runoff is April 2. What Does the Election Mean for Rent Control in Chicago?

The 2019 Chicago mayoral election is days away.  And whether Toni Preckwinkle or Lori Lightfoot is elected as Chicago's next mayor, some Chicagoans will continue to clamor for rent control in certain Chicago neighborhoods.  Where do the candidates stand on the issue?

The State of Rent...

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The Chicago flag flies beside the Illinois State flag and the American flag outside a business in Chicago, IL

Why Do Chicago Apartments Show So Much Love for the Chicago Flag?

The city flag is ubiquitous in Chicago. The sky-blue bars and four red stars appear on t-shirts, coffee mugs, messenger bags and the flag also serves as inspiration for plenty of tattoos. It comes as little surprise that this beloved civic symbol finds its way into the homes of many Chicagoans...

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a row of vintage two-flat apartments in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood

Is the Two-Flat Becoming an Endangered Species Among Chicago Apartments?

The sight of a two-flat apartment is just as familiar to Chicago apartment renters as the city’s vaunted skyscrapers or the shiny edifice of The Bean. These humble homes are one of the most ubiquitous, and affordable, housing types for Chicago apartment renters.

These houses are typically...

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