Monthly Archives: October 2011

Equity, Inventory Control and Human Behavior (The New Mortgage Programs)

Earlier this week, the federal government announced a new program designed to help struggling homeowners with their mortgages. Here is a link to an article that details the situation pretty well: http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/24/real_estate/housing_refinance/index.htm. It’s not my goal to provide the nuts … Continue reading

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Be a Producer (or Consumer): A Guide to Chicago Music Venues from a Musician’s (and Avid Music Fan’s) Perspective

Chicago has oodles of music venues.  I don’t want to say that it’s too many to count because that’s not true.  I just don’t want to go to the trouble to try and count them.  Music is a very important … Continue reading

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Bug-Eyed in Bucktown and Wicker Park, Guide to Local Coffee #3: Bagel on Damen

Wicker Park arguably has the best neighborhood selection of coffee places in Chicago.  Options abound from the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts/Starbucks (they don’t deserve a spot in this review because plenty has been written about both of these places) to one … Continue reading

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Bug-Eyed in Bucktown and Wicker Park, Guide to Local Coffee #2: Caffe Streets

Wicker Park arguably has the best neighborhood selection of coffee places in Chicago.  Options abound from the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts/Starbucks (they don’t deserve a spot in this review because plenty has been written about both of these places) to one … Continue reading

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Own Your Neighborhood Guide #2: A Surprisingly Stable Overview of Lincoln Park

Long-time residents of Chicago can attest: the transformation of much of Lincoln Park over the last 20 years has been remarkable.  Take for example the area around North and Clybourn.  In the early 90’s, one would be likely to see … Continue reading

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