Top 3 Moving Companies in Chicago, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Fox Movers
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Fox Movers

(1,532)
"They were polite, cleaned up after themselves and super speedy. This is the second time I've used Fox Movers and they performed faster than the last time. When or if I move again I will definitely call them."
4145 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL
773-638-6683
Porch Pro Headshot Family Moving & Storage
"Family Moving guys were great! They got straight to work and didn't stop till they were done. They got me packed, moved and unloaded in just under 2 hours. They were both very friendly and hard working. Definitely will call them if I need to move again."
Serves Chicago, Illinois
773-235-6683
Porch Pro Headshot Moovers Chicago Inc.
Unlike many moving companies in Illinois, Moovers Chicago Inc. is a moving company with a teal specialized in every aspect of the moving process. From packing your home or office to transporting and unpacking your belongings, our movers Illinois have knowledge and equipment to handle it properly. Wh...Read more about Moovers Chicago Inc.
5359 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL
773-474-2691

More Moving Companies in Chicago, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Alliance Movers Inc
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(578)
"I also had to settle some financial stuff and as a result of this, I needed a moving company who will charge very low for their job. Thankfully, I got Alliance Movers whose quote was quite affordable. I was particularly happy with the services they rendered irrespective of the cheap cost. These guy...Read more about Alliance Movers Inc
"I also had to settle some financial stuff and as a result of this, I needed a moving company who will charge very low for their job. Thankfully, I got Alliance Movers whose quote was quite affordable. I was particularly happy with the services they rendered irrespective of the cheap cost. These guy...Read more about Alliance Movers Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Fallen Movers
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(515)
Based out of Chicago, Fallen Movers is a moving specialist. Since 2003, they have been offering services such as hauling, furniture moving, piano moving, and appliance moving.
Based out of Chicago, Fallen Movers is a moving specialist. Since 2003, they have been offering services such as hauling, furniture moving, piano moving, and appliance moving.
Porch Pro Headshot United Movers Group
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(455)
"United Movers has moved me 3 times in the last 4years, as I am moving almost every year. The movers were professional and prompt and did an outstanding effort to complete the job within the time frame. I am happy that every time I move with them I can expect the same quality of service and more. Ve...Read more about United Movers Group
"United Movers has moved me 3 times in the last 4years, as I am moving almost every year. The movers were professional and prompt and did an outstanding effort to complete the job within the time frame. I am happy that every time I move with them I can expect the same quality of service and more. Ve...Read more about United Movers Group
Porch Pro Headshot Good Move Movers, Inc.
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(218)
Good Move Movers, Inc. is a full service local mover for Chicago and the suburbs. We do any size job and offer complete or partial packing services. We also offer packing materials for the 'do it yourself' move.
Good Move Movers, Inc. is a full service local mover for Chicago and the suburbs. We do any size job and offer complete or partial packing services. We also offer packing materials for the 'do it yourself' move.
Porch Pro Headshot Spark Moving
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(93)
"Sales rep of Spark Moving was quite attentive and very responsive to all my questions. He took little time to set up the appointment, submitted the quote quickly and ensured that there is no hidden charge. At the day of the move, movers arrived in time, did whatever needed to pack and move the good...Read more about Spark Moving
"Sales rep of Spark Moving was quite attentive and very responsive to all my questions. He took little time to set up the appointment, submitted the quote quickly and ensured that there is no hidden charge. At the day of the move, movers arrived in time, did whatever needed to pack and move the good...Read more about Spark Moving
Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(1)
"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
Porch Pro Headshot Bills Moving Services
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
(57)
Bills Moving Services is a local Chicago moving company offerin professional quality driven moving services including: all loca lresidential/household moving-all local office/commercial moving-all moving labor projects-all loading and unloading of trucks/pods/containers/ABF U-Pack-all packing a...Read more about Bills Moving Services
Bills Moving Services is a local Chicago moving company offerin professional quality driven moving services including: all loca lresidential/household moving-all local office/commercial moving-all moving labor projects-all loading and unloading of trucks/pods/containers/ABF U-Pack-all packing a...Read more about Bills Moving Services

Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Recent reviews for Chicago Movers

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Alliance Movers Inc made our transition to a new home seamless. Their team was incredibly organized, packing and transporting our belongings with care. They took the stress out of moving, and I'm grateful for their professionalism.

- Evelyn Cornett
163282

Finally some individuals who were easy going. Got flooded with calls. I picked Alliance Movers based on their availability to come assess my items onsite. Steven was professional and informed me about all the loopholes in this industry. I didn’t move an e...

- Arlene Burks
172769

I just recently had to relocate my two bedroom apartment from Colorado to Texas. Alliance Movers was recommended by a close friend that recently used their services. Devon answered every question I had and was quick to follow up with my emails. They were ...

- Byron Garcia
551065

Our experience with Review Alliance Movers Inc was fantastic. The team arrived promptly, handled our belongings with care, and worked efficiently to complete the move in record time. Their professionalism and attention to detail were impressive, and I wou...

- Lucien Lewis
171753

This is now my third time using Alliance Movers in the past two years! I used them a year ago to move some personal items to two different family members in different parts of the country. I was trying to spend the least amount of money for the best quali...

- Kimberly Avitia
175139

I would like to recommend Alliance Movers for a job well done. I am so sure that each and every client who goes out to them for help will never get disappointed either in one way or the other. Instead, they will have reasons to rejoice. Personally, they m...

- Alicia Dicks
178107

I arrived in New York from Illinois in style. Some people would best call that as the grand entrance. I loved every bit of the relocation because it turned out to be just what I wanted. Right from the very beginning, it was a perfect start. I really loved...

- Rosina Gates
179289

Without any problems or much ado, my relocation was done fast and safely. They have very polite representatives, the movers are hardworking and their fees are very reasonable. That is all you have to know about Alliance Movers. They conducted my move from...

- Gwenn Hacken
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The best in the moving business. They took care of my family and I throughout the entire process. There were no issues at all. I got the best feeling from the first call that we made and then the movers were just as great. Price was beyond fair. Nothing b...

- Charles Watson
164647

Move was quick and easy, no damage to anything, nothing lost, all in all great experience. Stephanie gave me a fair price, was really easy to work with. Darren managed my move and was excellent as well. Showed up on time, was very thorough doing inventory...

- Arnold Geter
174348

Impressive relocation, that was the experience I had with Alliance Movers. It was very exemplary. Everything they did was never done to the perfection they performed it. For a long time, I had been looking forward to meeting such a team although I felt th...

- Anita Bomberger
164329

From the get-go, I was nervous about hiring a moving company. I researched each company and read reviews and decided to go with Alliance Movers, although they were not the cheapest option. I am very thankful we chose them! From Martin to the loaders and t...

- Helena Kirk

Everything You Need to Know About Chicago Moving Companies

Can I browse unscreened Movers in Chicago?

We do our best to screen all of our movers. However, there are still some mover professionals in Chicago that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Chicago or IL. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering moving services:

  • Herder Brothers Movers:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • BBB Rating: NR
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • New Home Casa Nueva Movers:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • City Wide Movers:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • BBB Rating: NR
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How many movers does Chicago have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Chicago to help you with your next moving services job.

  • 14 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

What should I check for once my Mover in Chicago has finished working?

Every moving services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any moving services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with moving services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the mover to describe what they did. Whether your moving services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your moving services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the mover do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Moving Companies in Chicago, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Paxem, Inc.
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Paxem is a pack & move company as well as a Senior Move Manager. We help with all aspects of a move or organizing project for residential, commercial and senior clients. As Senior Move Managers we offer a streamlined moving process so our seniors aren't stressed out and their move is safe and effi...Read more about Paxem, Inc.
Paxem is a pack & move company as well as a Senior Move Manager. We help with all aspects of a move or organizing project for residential, commercial and senior clients. As Senior Move Managers we offer a streamlined moving process so our seniors aren't stressed out and their move is safe and effi...Read more about Paxem, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Beverly Johnson
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Hi, ever needed something moved, picked up or dropped off but didn't have the right vehicle to get the job done? Well, problem solved! I have a RAM 1500 just waiting to move your item. I can pick the item up and drop it off to you desired location. I am dependable, punctual and most of all profe...Read more about Beverly Johnson
Hi, ever needed something moved, picked up or dropped off but didn't have the right vehicle to get the job done? Well, problem solved! I have a RAM 1500 just waiting to move your item. I can pick the item up and drop it off to you desired location. I am dependable, punctual and most of all profe...Read more about Beverly Johnson
Porch Pro Headshot Big and small
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Big and small offer great customer services and satisfaction guaranteed 100%
Big and small offer great customer services and satisfaction guaranteed 100%
Porch Pro Headshot Long Distance Movers USA
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
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"I have hired Long Distance Movers USA twice already and I am confident enough that I will never need to look for another company. They truly are the only people, and I have seen many others, who deliver what they promise. I have hired many companies to relocate me before and there were always probl...Read more about Long Distance Movers USA
"I have hired Long Distance Movers USA twice already and I am confident enough that I will never need to look for another company. They truly are the only people, and I have seen many others, who deliver what they promise. I have hired many companies to relocate me before and there were always probl...Read more about Long Distance Movers USA
Porch Pro Headshot Delapaz CO
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Delapaz Company is committed to offer you the highest level of service, best experience when working with us, and meet you expectations. Here, at Delapaz Company we just don’t want to work with you, we want you to feel like you can count and trust with us to full fill your needs.
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Delapaz Company is committed to offer you the highest level of service, best experience when working with us, and meet you expectations. Here, at Delapaz Company we just don’t want to work with you, we want you to feel like you can count and trust with us to full fill your needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Juan Ramirez
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
I can pick-up and/or deliver and install/ assemble furniture and electronics. Able to mount TV's on wall, with or w/o cable concealment. Also familiar with general maintenance (ligth fixtures, kitchen and bath faucet repair/replacement, garbage disposal, etc)
I can pick-up and/or deliver and install/ assemble furniture and electronics. Able to mount TV's on wall, with or w/o cable concealment. Also familiar with general maintenance (ligth fixtures, kitchen and bath faucet repair/replacement, garbage disposal, etc)
Porch Pro Headshot The Right Move LLC
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
The Right Move is a small independent moving service founded in the year 2016. We are based in Chicago. il Our company was founded with you the customer in mind. We understand that your move is more than you packing things and getting them to point B from Point A. NO you are moving your life...Read more about The Right Move LLC
The Right Move is a small independent moving service founded in the year 2016. We are based in Chicago. il Our company was founded with you the customer in mind. We understand that your move is more than you packing things and getting them to point B from Point A. NO you are moving your life...Read more about The Right Move LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Moving Experts US
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Every relocation is different and difficult in its own way. And that is what inspired us create our website. Our main goal is to make your move easier on you and help you get a stress-free moving experience. Hence, if you need some help organizing your moving day, we have all kinds of tips and advic...Read more about Moving Experts US
Every relocation is different and difficult in its own way. And that is what inspired us create our website. Our main goal is to make your move easier on you and help you get a stress-free moving experience. Hence, if you need some help organizing your moving day, we have all kinds of tips and advic...Read more about Moving Experts US
Porch Pro Headshot Movers Army
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Take a break and have us handle the logistics and execution of your upcoming Chicago moving project. We are fully licensed relocation technicians and we have the necessary instruments, workforce and knowledge to easily and promptly carry out large scale and demanding residential or commercial movers...Read more about Movers Army
Take a break and have us handle the logistics and execution of your upcoming Chicago moving project. We are fully licensed relocation technicians and we have the necessary instruments, workforce and knowledge to easily and promptly carry out large scale and demanding residential or commercial movers...Read more about Movers Army
Porch Pro Headshot Meat Head Brothers Corporation
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Meat Head Brothers Corporation is a company started by three brothers and with our expertise and experience we provide the best quality services to our clients. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are 100% satisfied with our work and want to come back to us for all needs from snow removal, to...Read more about Meat Head Brothers Corporation
Meat Head Brothers Corporation is a company started by three brothers and with our expertise and experience we provide the best quality services to our clients. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are 100% satisfied with our work and want to come back to us for all needs from snow removal, to...Read more about Meat Head Brothers Corporation
Porch Pro Headshot Top Line Junk Removal & Demolition
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot D.N.A MOVERS
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Follow us on Facebook @MOVING IS IN OUR #DNA (708)506-1095
Follow us on Facebook @MOVING IS IN OUR #DNA (708)506-1095
Porch Pro Headshot The Specialists Moving Services Inc.,
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Dyer Alexis Limos Inc
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Chicago, Illinois
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We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

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Chicago 60643
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Im only moving my living room set and three flat screen televisions.
Chicago 60623
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Chicago 60614
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4545 N Greenview Ave, 2, Chicago, IL 60640
Move out date
Sat, Jul. 27, 2019
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4072 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60613
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Sat, Jul. 27, 2019
Number of bedrooms
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Home square footage
800
Chicago 60651
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We are moving our home to another home less than a mile away. We are on the third floor and the new unit is on the third floor. We may need a stop at a storage unit.
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1339 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
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Number of bedrooms
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Home square footage
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Chicago 60628
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