Real Estate & Home Improvement News
No Baloney: Oscar Mayer's Restored Mansion Is For Sale
The meat baron's 1901 palace once again has the snap of a nice hot dog casing. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Proposed Regulations Spur Debate On Airbnb In Chicago
The city of Chicago wants to crack down on nearly 5,000 Airbnb hosts in Chicago. Those are residents opening up their homes to strangers visiting the city.
Ask Chicago Experts: How To Decorate Your Home For Thanksgiving
Step away from the paper turkey centerpiece and give your home a warm, festive touch for Thanksgiving. Two experts from the Chicago area shared their tips for how to decorate for the holiday.
River North Residents Not Turned On By Proposed Bondage Club
A public notice went up and now some residents have already filed formal complaints with the alderman.
Budget-Friendly DIY Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Craft the perfect outdoor Halloween decorations with these DIY ideas.
5 Ways To Organize Every Room In Your Home
Spring cleaning paves the way for summer organizing, and it pays to utilize summertime sales to get the best deals when you want to organize your home.
How To Build The Perfect Backyard Tree House
A backyard hideout is a childhood wonder. If you always dreamed of your own tree house as a child, consider fulfilling that wish by building one for your own kids.
5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your House
One of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.
Family Buys Roseland Home But Can't Get Squatter Out
(CBS) – A Chicago family purchased a home months ago, only to find a squatter living in it.
The new owners say they are paying bills in a house they can't live in.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker has their story.
For three years, since the house was...
Burbank Residents Upset By Plans To Acquire Their Homes To Expand Reservoir
Many Burbank residents who live near this Melvina Ditch reservoir are upset. It appears the folks who run it have their homes in their sights.
Best Places To Get Flowers In Chicago
Five of the most exquisite florists in the Windy City
Newer Homes Burn Faster, Safety Experts Warn
That's because there are more synthetic materials than ever before. CBS 2's Chris Martinez offers strategies on staying safer.
2 Investigators: How Burglars Operate To Steal From Your Home
The busy season for home burglaries is now. While people ship presents and travel for the holidays, burglaries spike.
Block 37 To Add 34-Story Apartment Tower
More than two years after a new owner took over the Block 37 mall in the Loop, the shopping center is much closer to filling its available space, and construction soon will begin on a 34-story 690-unit apartment tower along Randolph Street.
Massive Sinkhole Swallows Six Trees In Indiana Family's Yard
A northwest Indiana couple finally convinced authorities to listen to their complaints about a sinkhole in their back yard, after it opened up over the weekend into a massive crater that swallowed six trees.
5 Fall Fruits & Veggies To Plant As Summer Winds Down
Get your fall garden ready by planting these five fruits and veggies in late Summer.
5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids
Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.
Best Book Club Picks For August
Wine and friends are two undeniable pleasures of a good book club, but a book that inspires passion and debate is the true heart of the occasion.
How To Maintain A Gas Grill
If you've invested in a gas grill, you’re probably looking forward to a few summers of succulent barbecues. If you want to prolong the life of your grill, and investment, the proper care is non-negotiable. Here are your must-do grill maintenance...
How To DIY Safely
From simple home repairs to high-scale improvements, DIY projects can provide an enjoyable experience and rewarding results.