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One of the highest priorities for relocating families is finding a new school appropriate for their children and providing a smooth transition so learning can continue and new friendships can be formed. This chapter will provide an overview for learning more about the many educational resources available in the Chicagoland ...
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Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and is positioned predominantly in Cook County, the nation's second most populous county. Its current population is more than 2.7 million, which represents a 7 percent decrease from 2000. While many residents have been forced to move outside the city ...
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Now that you’re relocating to the Chicago area, it might be time to consider building a custom home. Even with cold weather, building takes place year round in Chicagoland, but breaking ground and laying foundations are rare during the winter months because of the frozen ground. Once you meet with ...
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Your spouse has just been offered a promotion that requires relocating to the Chicagoland area. This is a wonderful opportunity for your family; however, it does pose a certain dilemma for you. You are now the “trailing spouse,” the person who follows a partner who is relocating to a new ...
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For many, the first thought when envisioning retirement is living in a warm climate; therefore, Illinois easily can be over looked as a favorable state in which to retire due to its bitter winter months. With that said, Chicago still was ranked 74 on the 100 Best Places to Retire ...
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The Chicagoland area is home to some of the finest hospitals in the country. Staffed by talented, recognized physicians and providers, these full-service hospitals consist of many university-affiliated teaching institutions as well as first-rate specialty health-care facilities. Residents of all ages, from newborns to older adults, have access to a ...
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While house hunting in Chicago, you and your spouse have found the perfect home. It’s well-situated close to a high-rated school district, it’s within a decent commute to your work and it has a nice pool and landscaped backyard that really made a lasting impression. The home will require some ...
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As the third most populated city in the United States, Chicago always has been growing vertically to accommodate all the new residents that want to locate in the downtown area. Home to the first steel-framed high-rise building in 1885, Chicago continues to be a leader in vertical living opportunities. While ...
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Although a newcomer to the Chicago region, you may not be new to the homebuying process. Even so, it’s helpful to review all the steps involved as well as Chicago-area resources and conditions. Since Chicago has a relatively large real estate market, finding the right type of mortgage for your ...
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The Chicago metropolitan area, known commonly as Chicagoland, is made up of the centrally located Cook County—home to the most populous city in the area: Chicago—and the five “collar counties” (DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will) that surround it. The Chicagoland area’s population grew from 9,461,105 in 2010 to 9,537,289 ...
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You’ve just received exciting news. Along with your new job title, you’re being relocated to Chicago! After the excitement subsides, your next action step is to become proactive in the relocation process to plan for an orderly transition for you and your family. This doesn’t mean you have to do ...
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Ranking in the Top 20 on Forbes magazine’s lists for Safest and Most Wired Cities, Chicago provides residents and visitors with a variety of renowned museums, performance and visual arts, shopping districts and professional sports teams. One thing that sets Chicago apart from most cities is its central location in ...
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In this chapter, you’ll find information on different types of insurance, including homeowners, auto and medical, as well as practical tips on reading policies and shopping for coverage. As you organize your relocation to the Chicagoland area, it’s also a good idea to review your family’s insurance needs. For your ...
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It’s been a hectic week as you learned of your hard-earned promotion along with the offer of a new position in the Chicago office. You’re excited about the opportunity but also anxious about your family’s reaction and the tumult that moving can bring. What you’re experiencing is normal and part ...
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