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Editorial/Op-Ed

THREATENED: Chicago Sun-Times Op-Ed: Modernist building’s slated demolition exposes weaknesses in Chicago’s landmark laws

"The building’s official address on Fullerton Parkway is a parking lot, so odds are you’ve never really noticed the beautiful structure on Cleveland Avenue,...

THREATENED: “I want to save a historic Chicago home. I’m up against developers who would rather raze it.”

"When I pulled the creaky front door shut, the bungalow’s weathered door knob popped off in my hand. I ran my fingers over its...

Chicago Patch: It’s ‘Insane’ Chicago Isn’t The Sweet Home Of A Blues Museum

Roger Stolle, a blues-loving promoter, tourism director and owner of Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art shop in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Photo: Credit: Mark...

SUN-TIMES EDITORIAL: An Early Movie Palace in North Lawndale Deserves Landmark Status (Chicago 7 2012)

"The Chicago Theatre turned 100 years old last week, which is a milestone worth celebrating, given the venue narrowly dodged demolition to become a...

PARTIAL WIN: Architectural Drawings Demonstrate Strength of Alternate OPC Site

"In a last-minute bid to derail a project that finally appears to have a lot of momentum, opponents of the proposed Obama Presidential Center...

PARTIAL WIN: Chicago Architecture Club’s Thompson Center Competition Generates Creative Adaptive Reuse Ideas (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

“Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead through the sale of the Thompson Center by giving it...

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Catholic Archdiocese Should Work More Openly to Preserve Historic Chicago Churches

"The neo-Gothic church, convent building and rectory at 31st and Aberdeen streets have served the Bridgeport community for more than 110 years — first...

POTENTIAL WIN: Reviving the Landmark Laramie State Bank by Darnell Shields of Austin Coming Together (Chicago 7 2019)

"When you think of your community, some key places stand out. In Austin, several spots immediately come to mind. One of those buildings everyone...

Chicago Tribune Op-ed: Soldier Field revamp hit taxpayers hard. So will the Obama Center.

"The president and CEO of the Chicago Bears, Ted Phillips, recently announced that his organization put in a bid to buy the Arlington International...

Crain’s Chicago: An Unprecedented Push To Save Historic Black Homes Is On; From Muddy Waters to Emmett Till

"In Chicago and the suburbs right now, there are seven homes of historical Black figures that are in some stage of being turned into...