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Elmhurst Open House List for October 1-2

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at 300 Maple Ave 

Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

 

401 W Avery St

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$275,000

136 E Crestview Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$287,500

496 W St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$299,000

475 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$350,000

201 W Jackson St

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$389,500

580 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

11:00AM-3:00 PM

$416,900

855 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$429,400

288 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 2:00 PM

$436,000

489 E South St

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$449,900

300 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$450,000

215 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,900

439 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$550,000

137 N Avon Rd

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$579,000

390 W Utley Rd

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$599,900

571 W 2nd St

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$620,000

233 E Grantley Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$699,000

580 W Crockett Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$699,900

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

10/01/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$729,900

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$729,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$739,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

10/01/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$739,900

111 W Seminole Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,900

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$939,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,015,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/01/2016

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,015,000

169 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

2:00-5:00 PM

$1,025,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

11:00AM -4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/01/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

383 N Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$1,089,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/01/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

11:30AM-2:30 PM

$1,119,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

109 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,178,000

109 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/01/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,178,000

160 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/01/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,385,000

160 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

10/02/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,385,000

 

Elmhurst takes over the brewery scene

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst will soon be hopping! And by hopping, we mean full of hops. Three new beer-centric establishments are set to open in the next few months, along with the new One Fifty One Kitchen and Bar.

Red Arrow Taproom will be the Chicago area’s first pour-your-own establishment, featuring a beer wall with a stunning 48 taps where patrons can serve themselves. Customers can buy a Pour Pass, which is inserted into the tap and allows you to pour however much beer you choose. You only pay for what you pour, meaning you can sample a variety or enjoy a large mug of your favorite. Taps are calibrated to only charge for how much you pour; it’s a similar concept to how a gas pump works. Red Arrow will also serve Texas and Carolina barbecue, and all food can be ordered from tableside tablets or from a server. Red Arrow is family-friendly and set to open in November at 111 E. First St. (just east of York St.)

Beerhead Bar and Eatery announced that its seventh location will be in Elmhurst. It will be offering approximately 500 imported, American, and local beers, and servers are trained to offer guidance about the extensive portfolio, which also includes wines and specialty cocktails. Expect to hear live music performances and enjoy community seating. In addition to its famous Barbarian Pretzels, the menu will include pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. Beerhead is scheduled to open later this year at 100 N. York St (corner of First and York.)

Finally, Elmhurst will be getting its own microbrewery. Elmhurst Brewing Company just announced that they will be setting up shop in Elmhurst in early 2017. The owners are Elmhurst residents and plan to specialize in craft beers. They’re preparing a beer garden, private dining room, and a designated children’s area. Check out the progress at 171 N. Addison Ave, just north of Second St.

This influx of beer-loving establishments makes Elmhurst a prime destination for a night on the town. Find out about all the other amenities we have to offer by giving us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com


 

Elmhurst Open House List for Sept. 24-25

by Thomas Makinney



Come visit us at 874 Chatham

Sunday from 2:00-4:00!

15W655 Lexington St

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$275,000

136 E Crestview Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$289,500

782 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$307,000

475 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$350,000

392 E St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$399,000

855 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$429,400

112 W St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$494,000

215 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,900

439 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

09/24/2016

11:00AM -2:00 PM

$550,000

439 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$550,000

402 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$559,900

732 S Benton Ct

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$565,000

137 N Avon Rd

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$579,000

240 N Michigan Ave

Elmhurst

09/24/2016

11:00AM - 1:00 PM

$599,900

233 E Grantley Ave

Elmhurst

09/24/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$699,000

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$739,900

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

09/24/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$739,900

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$875,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$939,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

11:00AM - 1:00 PM

$949,900

874 S. Chatham Ave.

Elmhurst

9/25/2016

2:00 – 4:00 PM

$995,000

383 N Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,089,000

109 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

11:00AM -4:00 PM

$1,178,000

109 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/24/2016

11:00AM - 4:00 PM

$1,178,000

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

09/25/2016

10:00AM -12:00 PM

$1,249,000

U.S. News Ranks Elmhurst College as a Best Value School

by Thomas Makinney

Congratulations to Elmhurst College! U.S. News & World Report recently rated Elmhurst College high on three of its annual national rankings. The report, released on Sept. 13, looked at 115 colleges and universities across the Midwest.

The report ranked Elmhurst fourth in the Best Value category. Last year the college came in ninth on that same list. The ranking takes into account academic quality and cost. A high quality of programs combined with a reasonable price tag puts a school in the “best value” category.

In addition, Elmhurst College made the top ten for Best Regional Universities, a list comprised of institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees but not doctoral degrees. The rankings take into effect student retention rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, graduation rates, and financial resources. 

The college also ranked tenth in the Midwest for Best Colleges for Veterans. Schools on this list must be in the top half of its Best Colleges ranking, have 20 or more students using GI Bill benefits for tuition and fees, and participate in the Yellow Ribbon program.

Elmhurst College is a four-year private liberal arts college that sits on 48 acres within walking distance to our downtown. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,840 and is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

Having a quality college in our midst offers many benefits to our residents, including access to high-profile speakers, a myriad of cultural and sporting events, and the bonus of an idyllic campus, which includes an arboretum.

We're grateful to have Elmhurst College in our community. To learn more about the college and the city of Elmhurst, call us at (630)441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com

Elmhurst Open Houses for Sept. 17-18

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at our many open houses this weekend!

135 Walnut, 874 Chatham, 234 Wilson, 300 Highland, 651 Edgewood in Elmhurst 

and 1308 Hillside in Berkeley

 

135 Walnut, Elmhurst


874 Chatham Ave., Elmhurst

1308 N Hillside Ave

Berkeley

9/17/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$214,900

15W655 Lexington St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$275,000

928 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$275,000

475 E Park

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$350,000

570 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$359,900

446 N Elm Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$389,000

300 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$389,900

157 W Mckinley Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$399,000

392 E St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$399,000

144 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$409,000

773 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$409,500

435 N Highview Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

12:00 -2:00 PM

$436,900

651 S Edgewood Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

2:00  -4:00 PM

$494,900

112 W St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$499,900

439 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$550,000

454 S Rex Blvd

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$585,000

270 W Elm Park Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$724,900

561 W Third St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$725,000

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$739,900

412 E Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$739,900

135 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

2:00 -4:00 PM

$747,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$749,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$749,900

603 S Rex Blvd

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$759,900

604 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

12:00 -4:00 PM

$799,900

683 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$860,000

894 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$869,900

612 S Washington St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$889,900

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

12:00 -2:00 PM

$899,000

815 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

2:00 -4:00 PM

$995,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

11:00AM -4:00 PM

$1,015,000

169 S Grace St

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$1,025,000

428 W 2nd St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$1,075,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

11:00AM -4:00 PM

$1,119,000

234 E Wilson St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

2:00 -4:00 PM

$1,119,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/17/2016

11:00AM -4:00 PM

$1,125,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$1,150,000

156 N Pine St

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$1,199,990

360 W Eggleston Ave

Elmhurst

09/18/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$1,299,900


234 Wilson, Elmhurst

 


300 Highland, Elmhurst

 


651 Edgewood

 

1308 N Hillside, Berkeley

York Cross Country In Good Hands With Coach Charlie Kern

by Thomas Makinney

When Joe Newton, York High School’s legendary cross-country coach, retires at the end of the season, the program is expected to continue its extraordinary path of excellence without a blip. That’s because Coach Charlie Kern will bring not only 12 years of experience coaching alongside Newton, but also his own lifelong knowledge and success in the sport.

The 87-year-old Newton coached for 61 years at York, leading the team to a total of 44 state trophies, including 28 state championships, a record for any Illinois high school in any sport. He made the decision to retire based in part on his confidence in Kern’s ability to continue the tradition.

Kern has been a fixture at York for the past 16 years and he knows the school and the athletic programs well. He is not only the head track coach in the spring, but teaches sociology, world history and philosophy as well.

Kern doesn’t take time off during the summer, choosing instead to continue his commitment by coaching two running camps. He runs the Nike College Prospect Cross Country Camp at Elmhurst College in June. He is also the director and founder of the Championship Training Academy in Elmhurst, which attracts around 400 kids each summer. Because Kern is the coach at York, those students cannot participate, giving Kern the opportunity to work with and inspire middle school students.

Kern grew up in upstate New York where he was a nine-time all-state runner in high school. He won the state championship in the 1600-meter run, and held the state high school record at his high school for 27 years. He attended the University of Kentucky where was earned All-SEC honors in track and cross country. In 2009, he traveled to Finland and he won the World Masters age group championship 1500 Meters in the 40-45 age group.

His wife, Lynne, is also a dedicated runner. In high school, she was the only two-time state medalist for Hinsdale Central. She was also a member of the cross country team at the University of Kentucky, and on the 1988 national championship winning team. She went on to coach cross country at Plainfield Central.

They have three children, two of whom are members of their father’s team: junior Charlie Kern Jr. and freshman Ethan. In his sophomore year, Kern Jr came in second at the state cross country meet, as a freshman he came in eighth place.

So far the season is off to a great start. The Dukes won the Sept. 8 Miller Meadow Meet by defeating host Oak Park-River Forest and Lyons Township in a one-two-three punch. Charlie Kern Jr came in first, one second ahead of junior Sean MacGregor, with junior Jackson Bode coming in only 20 seconds later.

Cheering on the many Elmhurst sports teams is one of many reasons that our city is such a great place to live. To find out more about buying or selling a home, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

Elmhurst Open House List for Sept. 10-11

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

874 S. Chatham Ave., Elmhurst

 

285 S Villa Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$184,900

570 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$359,900

437 E Webster Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$374,900

515 E Adams St

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$399,900

846 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$415,000

380 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$449,800

444 E May St

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$459,000

439 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$550,000

215 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$574,900

732 S Benton Ct

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$575,000

390 W Utley Rd

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$610,000

141 E Madison St

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,500

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

09/10/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$749,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$749,900

458 W Grantley Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$752,500

604 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:020 PM

$799,900

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$878,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

09/10/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$899,000

431 N Ridgeland Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$899,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$995,000

235 N Maison Ct

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$995,000

316 E Third St

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

$995,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,015,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/10/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,015,000

340 W Winthrop Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 3:00 - PM

$1,050,000

540 S Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 2:30 PM

$1,100,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/10/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/10/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,125,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,125,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

09/11/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Sept. 3-4

by Thomas Makinney

570 W. Babcock Ave.

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$359,900

388 S Fair Ave

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

1:00 -3:00 PM

$440,000

112 W St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

1:00 -2:00 PM

$499,900

226 N Addison Ave

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$655,000

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

09/03/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$749,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

1:00 -4:00 PM

$749,900

530 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

$824,900

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$899,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/03/2016

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,015,000

169 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

$1,025,000

220 E South St

Elmhurst

09/04/2016

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

$1,100,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/03/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

141 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

09/03/2016

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,125,000

Elmhurst set to welcome downtown luxury apartment living

by Thomas Makinney


Have you been dreaming of escaping the city but not sure you’re ready for suburban life? Or are you hoping to downsize but don’t want to leave Elmhurst? If you want to combine the ease and convenience of city living with a great suburban setting, consider Morningside’s new development, Elmhurst 255.

Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, on Addison St., between North Ave. and Third St., the long-awaited Hahn Street development includes ground level retail with outdoor seating and an event plaza. Residents will be able to walk to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and the train.

The 188 luxury apartments feature private balconies or terraces, gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, washer/dryers in units, and open floor plans. One- and two-bedroom units are available as well as penthouse apartments.

Residents can also enjoy indoor, heated parking, a fitness center, theater, heated pool, bocce ball court, community room, daily coffee service, and a guest suite. A maximum of two pets are allowed.

Elmhurst 255 is now accepting leases, with possession in October 2016. We expect this to be a popular opportunity!  For more information on the development, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit www.gmregroup.com and find out how we can help you make your move.

 

 

Elmhurst Women Will Walk 39 Miles to Fight Breast Cancer

by Thomas Makinney

Two Elmhurst residents are heading to Santa Barbara in September, but it’s not a typical girls getaway.

Gracik-Makinney partner Maria Gracik is teaming up with Ruth Hill and their longtime friend Leslie Hansen to participate in the AVON 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. The women will spend two days walking 39 miles on Sept. 10 and 11.

Hansen has participated in the walk for the past five years in honor of the women’s mutual friend Mary Burke, who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2011. But this year’s walk has a particular poignancy; in June, Hansen herself was diagnosed with breast cancer.  

After Hansen’s diagnosis, Gracik and Hill were compelled to step up and show their support for her, while also raising funds and support for breast cancer research and treatment.

The AVON 39 Walk takes place in seven U.S. cities, including Santa Barbara, New York, Houston, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco. Santa Barbara’s course winds through the charming downtown and continues along the coast with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains.

Walkers cover 39.3 miles in two days. Since its inception in 2003, the series has raised nearly $590 million and attracted more than 220,000 men and women. Funds raised are awarded to local, regional, and national breast cancer organizations to accelerate breast cancer research, improve access to screening and treatment, and provide education.

We’re immensely proud of Maria and of the hard work and effort of all of these women. If you would like to contribute, please visit http://info.avon39.org/site/TR?px=2688011&pg=personal&fr_id=2485&et=x_6fZ32Cdt_qPDo9SwW-ag&s_tafId=729664.

If you have any other questions, we're always available to answer them! Call us at (630) 441-5570 or email us through our website, www.gmregroup.com.   

 

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