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Top Five Halloween Costumes of 2015


October is finally here! That means fall is in the air, the trees turn to a variety of beautiful colors and the city cools down. Pumpkin spice is everywhere and the fall leaves start to cover the ground. It also brings one of PPM’s favorite holidays of the year. Yes, where talking about Halloween! That [...]

PPM Gives Back

Food Flyer Giving Back Pantry Lakeview

PPM is proud to announce its partnership with Lakeview Pantry throughout the month of October. What is Lakeview Pantry you ask? For nearly 45 years, Lakeview Pantry has provided a nutritious variety of groceries and essential social services to our neighbors in Lakeview who struggle with food insecurity. We’re not only impressed by how determined [...]

Top 5 Chicago Haunted Houses

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It’s finally one of our favorite times of year! When spirits and haunts come out to play in the month of October. Yes where talking about the spooktacular time that is Halloween! Chicago being a Midwest City, this holiday is in our blood and we do love it. From the epic Halloween parties, to pumpkin [...]

Jinya Ramen Bar


553 W. Diversey 11:00 – 10:00 7 days a week We finally made it to the newly opened Jinya Ramen Bar on Diversey (down the street from 2756 N. Pine Grove) and we were delightfully surprised! We loved the ambiance – open, sunny and bright with a very modern décor! Our server welcomed us immediately [...]

River Roast


The great thing about living in the Gold Coast and River North is not just the countless PPM buildings, such as 750 N. Rush or 1133 N. Dearborn, but their neighborhoods. You get nightlife, your steps to the lake, transportation to anywhere in the city. But best of all is the restaurants and dining options [...]

Taste of Chicago 2015


One of the main reasons we here at PPM love summers in Chicago is not only the weather, beaches, and amazing farmers markets. But the countless festivals that pop up every week, spanning from River North all the way to Lakeview. Chicago is king when it comes to summer festivals. Yet one festival is a [...]

June is LGBT Pride Month in Chicago and the World


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month or Gay Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in [...]

The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets

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The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets! When you rent an apartment from Planned Property Management, within a short walk there are multitudes of shopping and dining options. The warming air and longer daylight also signals the start of the farmer’s market season. Chicago has over 50 farmer’s markets throughout the week and many [...]

Planned Property Management Buildings are Bike Friendly!

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Planned Property Management Buildings are Bike Friendly! A Few Keys to Safely Navigating Chicago Streets. No matter which PPM apartment you choose to live in your bicycle will be safe and secure in our dedicated bicycle storage room. Chicago has an extensive series of bicycle lanes and bike routes to get you where you need [...]

Cohiba Cuban Cuisine


Cohiba Cuban Cuisine 2835 N. Broadway 773.935.8866 We are kicking ourselves for not stopping into Cohiba @ 2835 N. Broadway in Lakeview and sampling the AWESOME Cuban Cuisine – UNTIL NOW!  We literally felt like we were stepping off Broadway and entering Cuba!  We were immediately welcomed and seated by one of the owners [...]

Labriola Café and Ristorante Chicago


With our latest building joining the PPM family, The Chicagoan located at 750 North Rush in the heart of the Gold Coast, we were anxious to explore Michigan Avenue to find a new and exciting place to eat. After some time walking the Magnificent Mile, we were hard pressed to find something with an outdoor [...]

Your cat is welcome in all PPM Apartment Buildings

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Your cat is welcome in all PPM Apartment Buildings Planned Property Management welcomes your cat in all of our buildings. In fact many of our buildings are even dog friendly! Unlike many management companies we do not charge an extra deposit fee or additional rent for your feline family members. So lets see what you [...]

Stop Getting Parking Tickets With the ParkChicago app


Stop Getting Parking Tickets With the ParkChicago app • Pay for parking with your phone • Extend your time remotely • Easy and Convenient The ParkChicago app for iOS (iPhone) and Android allows you to pay for parking on metered streets with your smartphone. For times over two hours, there is no additional charge and [...]

Chicago Summer Festival Guide – May and June 2015

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May is an exciting time of year. It means the winter is finally over and summer has come once again to this amazing city we all call home. Another great thing about May is Memorial Weekend, the official start of Chicago summers and it includes one of our most favorite things, beach openings! Yet the [...]

Chicago’s Dog House


Something quick, gourmet, and classic… The Chicago hot dog is a continuing source of fuel for the people of Chicago. Although available at every dog joint in the city, we attained our fix from “Chicago’s Dog House” at 816 W. Fullerton Ave, open from 11am to 9pm. This dog house is wall to wall with [...]

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