ADVOCACY

POTENTIAL WIN: Former Standard Club Building Sold to Hotel Developer

"Depending on your age, you can stroll through downtown Chicago and see a lot of things that aren’t there anymore. "For high society, there’s been...

THREATENED: Promontory Point – “It’s not just the limestone that people are trying to save, but the way it has come to be a...

"The waves of Lake Michigan crash below while the limestone rocks wait to emanate a warm, comforting feeling within students like senior Feya Epel....

WIN: Clarendon Park Community Center Renovation Approved by City Council (Chicago 7 2015)

"City Council has approved a funding package including $10 million in TIF for the renovation plan of Clarendon Park Community Center at 4501 N...

LOSS: Demolition of Cassidy Tire / Tyler & Hippach Mirror Company Factory Has Begun (Chicago 7 2021)

One last photo of Cassidy Tire before demolition. Built as the Tyler & Hippach Mirror Company Factory (Henry J. Schlacks, 1902). Soon to...

THREATENED: Salvation Army Rehab Center and Store Permanently Closed Before Anticipated Sale (Chicago 7 2021)

"The Salvation Army has permanently closed its adult rehabilitation center and thrift store in River West, citing 'significant disruptions' caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The...

WIN: G.A.R. Rotunda Restoration Complete

Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Rotunda at the Chicago Cultural Center, 1897, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, 78 E Washington St. Photo Credit:...

WIN: Monumental Baptist Church’s Preliminary Landmark Designation Approved

Monumental Baptist Church, 1899, Patton, Fisher, and Miller, 729 E. Oakwood Boulevard in Bronzeville. Photo Credit: Eric Allix Rogers "Monumental Baptist Church is one...

WIN: The Forum Receives $1 Million Restoration Grant from Andrew M. Mellon Foundation

"Efforts to revive Bronzeville’s historic Forum just received a $1 million boost. "The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation awarded the grant through its Humanities in Place...

THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay List

The Demolition Delay Ordinance, adopted by City Council in 2003, establishes a hold of up to 90 days in the issuance of any demolition...

THREATENED: Plans Emerge to Bulldoze South Shore Nature Sanctuary and 2k Old Growth Trees for Private Golf Course (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020...

South Shore Nature Sanctuary. Photo Credit: Eric Allix Rogers "Local activists are pushing for a question to be added to this June’s election so residents...