The Great Midwest Land Rush

For those hoping to set out on a land-grabbing quest to find and develop a prime piece of property in Chicago's dignified North Shore, "The Great Midwest Landrush of Premier Properties" might be just the enterprising opportunity they're dreaming of.

This is Orren Pickell Designer & Builders' effort to show "that there has never been a more opportune time to buy," according to Todd Wilkins, executive vice president of the company. A handful of its luxurious plots of land in the North Shore will be sold at a 25 percent discount until Thursday, April 15.