Harold Washington Library Center in the Loop

If you’re wondering where to make the most of Chicago’s back-to-school services, then explore some of the best library branches with this handy guide and you’ll be ready to hit the books and make the grade when exams roll around. 

Homework Help is available in Chicago Public Library (CPL) branches citywide with the Teacher in the Library program, making it the most comprehensive program of its kind in the country, according to the CPL. Trained homework helpers and certified teachers are at the ready for this free, drop-in program. The aim is to help kids focus on their studies and...

Median rental price of 1-bedroom apartments in Chicago

Ever wondered how much it costs to rent a 1-bedroom apartment in Chicago? Luckily for you we’ve combed our records to give you a look at the median rental price for 1-bedroom apartments across the city of Chicago. 

Luxury 1-bedroom units have sprung up in River North, the New Eastside and Streeterville. This reflects a trend of new developments near downtown that cater to a generation of professionals who value mobility and proximity to work more than square footage. This accounts for some of the higher rental prices for units surrounding the Loop.

The Loop itself is actually...

These 6 vintage apartments are available on Domu right now

Vintage apartment hunters have an abundance of choice in a city with as many pre-war and mid-century buildings as Chicago. The new constructions popping up closer to the downtown area may offer something for those who want shiny and new apartments, but tenants seeking a slice of old school Chicago life can still luck out when it comes to finding vintage apartments that are worthy of calling home. Here are six strong examples of what vintage living in the city can look like today.

 

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Things landlords should know before renting to students

Universities and colleges around Chicago will soon resume classes. Chicago landlords renting to students should consider these tips to make sure their lease agreements make the grade for the upcoming academic year.

Insist on a (Credit-Worthy) Guarantor
Worried your student renter might fall short on rent? Then employ the financial backstop of a guarantor (see the guarantor provision in Domu’s model lease). A guarantor agrees to the financial obligations of the lease – in other words, to pay the rent....

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