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The Historic Legacy of the 888 South Michigan Building!

I was recently honored to take on a Listing in the classic 13 story building called 888 South Michigan.  It’s a stunning full-floor penthouse with breathtaking views of the Chicago lakefront and Cultural Mile, a perfect backdrop for every decorating style.  The unit is beautifully spacious at approx. 6,000 Square Feet – here’s the open... Read more »

Recognizing Lincoln Park High and Keeping Busy for the Winter!

My buyer clients often ask about the local neighborhoods as I take them from home to home around Chicago, especially the local schools.  The Gold Coast and Lincoln Park neighborhoods are blessed to have both private schools as well as some of the best public schools in the State of Illinois.  I looked into Lincoln... Read more »

A Great Year, Suburban Luxury, and Upcoming Events!

I am looking back and with the help of my colleagues and most importantly my great clients, The Melinda Jakovich-Lagrange Team had a great year!  Besides being selected to participate in the prestigious PowerHouse Smart conference again, as described below, I was the Number Two producing broker in the City for November of 2018, among... Read more »
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Remembering Marshall Bennett and New Buildings in Chicago!

I was sad to hear of the passing of Marshall Bennett on October 13.  My husband Lucien Lagrange knew him and we will remember him and all that he accomplished.  With a partner he invented the concept of having modern Industrial Parks tied in with airports, and developed the Centex Industrial Park in Elk Grove... Read more »

Worthy Charities and a Lincoln Yards Update!

Now that everyone’s Summer vacations are complete, Autumn brings on a wide range of charitable events to Chicago.  The Joffrey Ballet Women’s Board is having a fundraiser at the Drake Hotel on September 26 where Ashley Wheater, the Artistic Director, will give an ‘insider’s view’ of the Joffrey’s “Anna Karenina”, a World Premiere ballet based... Read more »

Beautiful Lincoln Yards and Summer Fun at Lake Geneva!

There is an exciting new project being proposed for a huge area between Lincoln Park and Bucktown, called Lincoln Yards.  It is being developed by a firm called Sterling Bay.  Here is a rendering of this amazing $5 Billion development. There is already a Major League Soccer team lined up to play in the 20,000... Read more »
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The Historic "Ambassadors" and Lincoln Park's Friendly Statues!

Loving the history of Chicago’s older buildings as I do, I was thinking about the long history of the Ambassador West and Ambassador East, two proud buildings in Chicago’s famous Gold Coast, (though, truth be told, they were also the playground of Chicago’s Astor Street citizens! Dennis Rodkin, a great real estate writer over the... Read more »

Some West Loop History and Honoring Ashley Wheater!

There is so much excitement going on in the Chicago Real Estate market I hardly know where to begin, but it is hard to beat the West Loop for an amazing success story. I played a part, serving as lead broker in the early phase of the CA23 development, which was completed by the very... Read more »

Spring Brings Real Estate Excitement and the Joffrey Ballet!

The Spring market has opened with lots of activity!  I have a new listing at 2335 N. Commonwealth, a classic building with elegant, roomy layouts in each unit, just go to http://www.melindajakovich.com to see it.  The building is just steps from the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lake.  You can see how spacious the units... Read more »
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It's a Hot Winter for Real Estate Sales and "Mergers"!

I’ll take a quick break from all things Real Estate and share a picture that shows my Shih-a-Poo Frankie having fun in the huge snows we have been having!  She almost disappears when she runs, we’ve had over a foot of snow! Now on to business:  The beautiful home I listed at 1440 N. Dearborn... Read more »