This year, we are proud to announce the 14th Annual Chicago Home Partner March Madness Pool!  I would like to invite you, your friends and family to participate in this fun online competition. The more the merrier… or at least the more competitive!

Best of all… the winner walks away with a $100 AMAZON gift card!

If you have participated before:

  • Enter the password “chicago” (if prompted) to start making picks!

If you are new to the pool this year:

  • Go to TourneyTime.com
  • Click “Register Now” in the upper right hand corner and create your free account.
  • After logging in, select the ‘Join NCAA Pool’ option.
  • In the search box, enter the pool name, Chicago Home Partner and click ‘Search for Pool’.
  • Select the correct pool and click the ‘Select Pool’ button.
  • Enter the pool password, chicago (lower case) and click the ‘Join Pool’ button.
  • Once you join the pool, you will see your username and an option to MAKE PICKS.
  • On this page it will show you who’s playing who and their record.  Pick your winners and you’re done!

How to sign up as a new user for the CHP March Madness Pool:

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY TIP-OFF ON THURSDAY, MARCH 17th and don’t forget to “talk some trash” over on our Facebook page!

The website will automatically update with your progress, the winners, the losers and who’s leading.  We have even added “Bonus Points” this year for biggest upsets, most correct picks and more. 

Whether you live in Lincoln Park, Wicker Park or Hyde Park… everyone enjoys a little competition.  Good luck to everyone and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have!

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622 W Waveland Avenue #2W, Chicago, IL 60613 (MLS #11211419)

Property Specifics: 3 Bedroom – 2 Bath

Additional Information: 622 W Waveland Avenue #2W Detail Page

Neighborhood: Lakeview

Property Virtual Tour: 622 W Waveland Avenue #2W Virtual Tour

Note: The below entry has been provided by the seller of the property.

622 W Waveland Ave. has been an incredible place for us to build our growing family.  We were initially attracted to the vintage aesthetic, the spacious floor plan, and the large outdoor living spaces.  Since moving in, we have continued to love those aspects of the unit, while discovering just how great the location and neighborhood are.

We moved into Waveland Ave as a newly married couple.  We love spending time outside, and the backyard space is shared only with the 5 other units in the building and is rarely occupied.

Shared garden space of 622. W. Waveland

There is a large green space immediately across the street, but even better, the Lake Shore path is only a two-minute walk under Lake Shore Drive.  As our family has grown with the addition of our son, we have spent hours walking the path, exploring (and sometimes fishing) the harbor, or having picnics by the water.  There are also dozens of great playgrounds nearby and we have had a great time discovering new places for our son to play, making a mental note of which have the best slides and which have the best splash pad.

622 W. Waveland Dining Room

Wrigley Field is a short walk away, and we have used our home to host friends for a BBQ, and then walk to the game.  The unit is perfect for entertaining, with a large dining room adjacent to the kitchen.  We’ve had no problem cooking for as many as 10 people, even hosting our extended family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

622 W. Waveland Living Space

The living room is spacious, with enough room for a reading nook in the sunroom, a workspace, and a large sitting area around the hearth.  The room gets a ton of natural light, and transitions perfectly from summer to winter.  It is cozy around the hearth with a blanket in winter, and the windows can be opened for a wonderful breeze in the summer.

622 W. Waveland Private Deck

Following the pandemic, both of us needed to transition to working from home, and 622 W Waveland has been easy to accommodate.  We had plenty of space for workspaces on opposite ends of the home, and can both be on calls without hearing or interrupting each other.  The home has plenty of room for our child and nanny to be playing all the while.  During the pandemic, we were even more grateful for the spacious unit and easy access to the outdoors.

We are sad to be leaving such an incredible home and great chapter in our life.  We will be moving to a new state to be closer to family, and hope that we can find a home there that is as great for our family as 622 W Waveland.


Elementary School:

Greeley Elementary School (public)

Walt Disney Magnet School (magnet)

High School:

Lakeview High School


Public Transportation:

Addison Red Line Stop: 0.7 miles

Sheridan Red Line Stop: 0.8 miles

Lakeshore / Waveland Bus Stop (135,146,151,152): 1,000 yards

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