Chicago People

Bears QB buys $950,000 suburban home

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky shelled out nearly 1 million dollars for a six-bedroom, 5,577-square-foot home in Gurnee. According to Chicago Tribune, Trubisky made the purchase through a land trust this past fall and interestingly: The home was once owned by former Bears wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad.

Trubisky’s new home at 6562 Persimmon Way is part of the Merit Club area of Gurnee, which uses a Libertyville mailing address. Built in 2005, the house has 6½ baths, two fireplaces, a grand foyer, a two-story family room, with a second floor featuring three en suite bedrooms, and downstairs: a finished walk-out basement. Outside, the home has an outdoor kitchen, a brick patio, a fire pit and a hot tub.


See inside Chicago Bears QB Trubisky’s new digs…



What do you think of the Bears QB homestead?




Bars, Places

Chicago’s 6 rooftops open all winter long

Bundle up, Chicago. Our city is about to enter its 4th (and harshest) season: Winter.

Nonetheless, Chicagoans are tough and always down for a good time. Even during the chilliest months of the year, the show goes on — with restaurants, bars, and events buzzing around town. Believe it or not, there are a variety of outdoor rooftops that cater to Chicago’s winter. Scroll below for our favorite rooftops (and patios) you should visit this season.


See the best rooftops and patios for a Chicago winter…


Number 6: I|O Godfrey

I|O Godfrey  (127 W. Huron Street)

The rooftop at I|O Godfrey transforms into a winter wonderland during Chicago’s coldest months.


Number 5: The Peninsula

The Peninsula  (108 E. Superior Street)

Grab a pair of skates and hit the ice rink at the luxury hotel, called The Peninsula Sky Rink.


Number 4: Drumbar

Drumbar  (201 E. Delaware Place)

Sip a craft cocktail in Drumbar’s swanky digs, complete with city views and outdoor fireplaces.


Number 3: J. Parker

J. Parker  (1816 N. Clark Street)

Sit atop the J.Parker, overlooking Lincoln Park and ZooLights — inside warm and cozy confines.


Number 2: Dark Horse

Dark Horse  (3443 N. Sheffield Avenue)

Step inside this inviting neighborhood bar, complete with a beer patio, open year-round.


Number 1: The Gwen

The Gwen  (521 N. Rush Street)

New for 2017, The Gwen Hotel recently unveiled a rooftop curling rink and seasonal cocktails.


Chicago Magazine created a super cool video about the Gwen, click HERE.

Which wintery spot looks best to you?





Top 10 Chicago Apartment Buildings Now

New year, new apartment? For many Chicagoans, the turn of the year inspires the urge to move. If you’re on the search for a new apartment, you’re in luck: Chicago has seen a flurry of construction in the past few years and subsequent openings of shiny new apartment buildings. With so many options available, we’ve rounded up ten of the best apartment buildings to live at now.


See our latest Top 10 Apartment Buildings in Chicago…


North Water Apartments

North Water Apartments are located at 340 E. North Water Street with rent beginning at $1,973.



Aurelien is located at 833 N. Clark St. with rent beginning at $1,915.



The Sinclair is located at 1201 N. LaSalle Drive with rent beginning at $1,970.



OneEleven is located at 111 W. Wacker Drive with rent beginning at $1,808.


Eight O Five

Eight O Five is located at  805 N. LaSalle Drive with rent beginning at $1,622.


858 Franklin

858 N. Franklin Street is located at (you guessed it) 858 N. Franklin with rent beginning at $2,150.



MILA is located at 201 N. Garland Ct. with rent beginning at $1,895.


State & Chestnut

State & Chestnut is located at 845 N. State Street with rent beginning at $1,964.


The Parker

The Parker is located at 730 W. Couch Place with rent beginning at $1,885.


Wolf Point West

Wolf Point West is located at 343 W. Wolf Point Plaza with rent beginning at $1,761.



What’s your top choice among these Chicago apartments?