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And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate.
UKRAINIAN VILLAGE—Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has just listed his three level penthouse loft for $1.2 million. The sale signals Mason's final cutting of ties to the Chicago area.
STREETERVILLE—A community group has presented a plan to bury Lake Shore Drive, and convert the road into green space. The plan would also create two new beaches and an island.
RIVER NORTH—Say goodbye to the old Howard Johnson Inn on LaSalle Street and say hello to this 38 story tower that may soon replace the retro hotel.
RIVER NORTH—Yet another icon of River North may soon bite the dust to make way for a new tower. This apartment tower may replace the pizza adorned Gino's East at Ontario and Wells.