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WGN: A behind-the-scenes look at the 100-year-old Davis Theater in Lincoln Square

"For over 100 years, the Davis Theater has entertained Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. Originally opened in 1918 as the Pershing Theater, it was originally...

Chicago Magazine: Think TikTok is Obsessed with Goth Target? Meet Ward Miller.

"When Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago, walks by the Sullivan Center, he can’t help but to go inside. It’s not the Target...

Sun-Times: Thompson Center Revamp Could Boost LaSalle Street Corridor (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"Back in December, Gov. J.B. Pritzker executed a spin move that would have scored well in an Olympic competition for policy shifts. After months...

Preservation Magazine, Spring 2022: Saved: The James R. Thompson Center (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"After a decade-long effort by Chicago’s preservation community, the James R. Thompson Center, a government-owned 1985 structure designed by the late German-born architect Helmut...

Chicago Magazine: What’s on Chicago’s Slice of Route 66? What landmarks to see before you leave the city

"A journey of 2,448 miles begins with a single block. In the case of Route 66, that’s the 0 block of East Adams Street,...

Hyde Park Herald: SPIA Water Bowl

"Near the southeast corner of 57th Street and Kimbark Avenue, a granite bowl displays the initials 'S.P.I.A.' The bowl was originally set up by...

WTTW CHICAGO: The Union Stockyards: “A Story of American Capitalism” (55:50)

"Chicago was famously dubbed “Hog Butcher for the World” by Carl Sandburg in his iconic poem “Chicago.” The city was the center of America’s...

Glessner House: Richard Nickel and Glessner House by William Tyre

"April 13, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of Richard Nickel in the partially demolished Chicago Stock Exchange building at 30...

WTTW Chicago: The Richard Nickel Story

"Just a few decades ago, Chicago was tearing many architectural landmarks, including the work of legendary architect Louis Sullivan. No one, it seemed, felt...

Chicago Reader: Chicago’s blessed with a motherlode of stunning churches; Fire is not their greatest danger

"What kind of God allows a church to burn down on Good Friday? "That’s the question that came to mind when the 130-year-old Antioch Missionary...