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One of the many things I love about living in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago is that the local shops offer a unique shopping opportunity where you can always expect the unexpected. Yesterday, I had the chance to pop in to Brownstone Antiques and Collectibles at 5234 N Clark Street. What greeted me at the door was indeed a one-of-a-kind find: two 5 foot tall Indian chief lamps. They are simply awesome and I struggled all day to think of who among my friends would just have to have them.  Unfortunately, I came up empty handed. But I want someone to have them and give them a good home for the next 75 years of their life. They are just too cool not to be shared.

The shops of Andersonville frequently offer opportunities to find objects like no other. Here, there are few chains and instead we have a collective of merchants that are devoted to bringing the community and our visitors that special gift like no other.

Shop local.  Shop Andersonville.

 
 
TimeOut Magazine features Andersonville storefronts in this week's article.  Check it out.  This is what makes Andersonville such a great neighborhood to live in.  Interested in moving to Andersonville?  Reach out to us here at iMove Chicago and we can hook you up. 
 
 
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Real estate taxes too high?  If you live in Lakeview township, this Friday, May 11, is the deadline to appeal your property tax assessment.  Notice of the assessment for your property was mailed out some time ago.  You can visit the county's new tax portal or call on us at iMove Chicago is you need further information on appealing your assessment.

 
 
After a bit of controversy, the City's new 2012 city sticker was released and it sure is dull.   Oh well, what do you expect when you take a job designed for 3rd graders and turn it over to a bunch of Chicago politicians.  Am sure taht the next we hear is that this design cost the city's taxpayers sever hundred thousand dollars for outside design consultant, who also happen to be close relatives of the Clerk. This is Chicago after all.
 
 
 
 
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So you have heard all the buzz about Twitter and other social media companies (there are many!!!) but you just haven't found a reason to jump in yet. You are not alone. Even though Twitter seems to be omnipresent among the sub-30 demographic, there remain many who have yet to jump into the social conversation.

Not to worry. All is not lost. There is no such thing as being late to the game. The conversation starts when you join. Just as you would have no hesitation in joining in with friends talking about a topic of interest, the same goes for Twitter. The conversation starts when YOU join. There is no concern for what came before. With that said, IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE!!!

iMove has some Twitter pros and we are here to share our tips. Join Twitter and give us a follow and we will be pleased to welcome you to our conversation and to throw out a few helpful hints as well. To get you started, here is a basic Twitter guide for business:

 
 
Saw this article in the Edgeville Buzz blog.  Should be a great new attraction for the Andersonville, Edgewater and Uptown communities.
 
 
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One of the greatest parts of living in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago is the abundant opportunities to take in cool art. One of my favorite artists is Chuck Meyers.  His art is whimsical at time - as evidenced by the series of Jelly beans pictured here - but also exhibits a great appreciation of the neighborhood he lives and works in. You can see Chuck's work at chuckmeyers.com and he also has many paintings on display at the Andersonville shoppe of Roost - 5634 N Clark Street.  Check it out if you are in Andersonville.  And....BUY ART!!!

 
 
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Got a hankering for a good Chicago dog?  Tried Huey's lately?  My co-working, Manuel and I were out talking with Andersonville landlords last wee about the Chicago apartments that they had for rent and after some great results we decided to reward ourselves with a good dog from Huey's. If you live in Andersonville you definitelly know this place. The dog pictured came loaded with the traditional Chicago fixins, plus a load of fries and all the soda I could drink for only $5 - what a deal!  Stop in to see for yourself the next time you are in Andersonville. Address: 1507 West Balmoral (between Clark and Ashland.) 

 
 
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iMove Chicago participated in the Loyola Student Housing Fair yesterday and we can say without equivocation that it was a resounding success. We had a great time talking with students about the Chicago apartment options in Andersonville, Rogers Park, Uptown, Evanston near the Loyola Lake Shore Campus and in the Golf Coast, Streeterville, Loop, Downtown, and South Loop areas near the Lake Shore Drive Campus.  The turn out at the student housing fair was great. We spoke with over 150 students and are anxious to get started on their custom housing search. If you missed the fair and still need housing services, please feel free to contact an iMove Chicago agent or visit our site at iMoveChicago.com. We look forward to hearing from you and perhaps we will have the opportunity to talk with you soon about your Chicago apartments rental search.