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And now the latest from href="http://chicago.curbed.com/">Curbed Chicago,
covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods
and real estate.

STREETERVILLE—Chicago's aldermen are
becoming more intimately involved in the design of new buildings in
their wards, none more so than Brendan Reilly, who href="http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/05/19/alderman-demands-wall-of-green-facing-lake-shore-drive.php">demanded
that Related Midwest add an 'all-season green wall'
to the base of
their planned high-rise.

WINNETKA—The founders of Crate &
Barrel put their 10,000-square-foot Winnetka mansion on the market
earlier this week. href="http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/05/18/crate-and-barrell-cofounders-are-selling-this-house-for-69m.php">Curbed
had some fun playing 'Where's Waldo' with the C&B furniture in the
home
.

ROSCOE VILLAGE—There aren't many homes
with indoor pools or rooftop basketball courts in Chicago, but href="http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/05/19/price-drops-on-home-with-rooftop-basketball-court-lap-pool.php">Curbed
found one in Roscoe Village that actually has both
. But at $3.12
million, it's probably out of reach for most of us.

EVERYWHERE—Condo-to-rental conversion
has been a major trend in Chicago over the past few years. href="http://chicago.curbed.com/archives/2011/05/17/why-buy-five-luxurious-condoturnedrentals.php">Here's
a list of 10 major developments that flipped from condos to
apartments
where you can rent now.