December 2020 Newsletter

PARTIAL WIN: Francis Parker School Consolidates Control Over Historic Belden Courtyard Buildings

Francis Parker School Says It Won’t Buy More Neighborhood Property — For Now; Representatives from the private school said they have no immediate plans...

POTENTIAL WIN: Historic Lofts Buildings on Moody Bible Property To Be Renovated as Part of Master Development

Developer reveals plan for land alongside Moody Bible Institute: More than 2,600 apartments, condos and town homes, Ryan Ori, Chicago Tribune, 10/27/20

WIN: A Look at the Incredible Penthouses inside the Chicago Tribune Tower

You Can Now Buy a Home Inside Chicago’s Landmark Tribune Tower: The penthouses inside the renovated Tribune tower are headline-makers, Janice O'Leary, Robb Report, 8/24/20)

WIN: Chicago Cultural Center’s Grand Army of the Republic Hall To Be Beautifully Restored to Original Appearance by Revealing Existing Tiffany Colors Hidden Beneath...

WIN: Chicago Cultural Center's Grand Army of the Republic Hall To Be Beautifully Restored to Original Appearance by Revealing Existing Tiffany Colors Hidden Beneath...

WIN: Resurrection Project Affordable Housing Plan Includes Renovation of 14 Historic Buildings

City Approves $28.7 Million Affordable Housing Plan In Pilsen, Little Village, Back Of The Yards; The city will help the Resurrection Project renovate 155...

WIN: Central Camera Owner Vows to Rebuild After Arson

Owner Vows To Rebuild After Central Camera Fire, Charlie De Mar, CBS 2 Chicago, 5/31/20

WIN: Alderman Moves to Protect Landmark Ordinance After Wells Street Horse Stable’s Landmark Status is Removed to Allow New Construction

Neighbors Fuming After Historic Old Town Stable Loses Landmark Status, Will Become Modern Condos; The building was built in 1883 as a horse stable...

WIN: Iowa Building in Jackson Park Received State Restoration Grant

Jackson Park grant to fund dog park, Iowa Building repairs, Aaron Gettinger, Hyde Park Herald, 1/27/2020

WIN: City Council Reverses Ban from 1957 and Legalizes Coach Houses (ADUs)

City Council OKs easing ban on coach houses; In-law apartments and other accessory dwelling units, forbidden in Chicago since 1957, are now allowed in...

WIN: Congress Approves Julius Rosenwald National Park Bill

Julius Rosenwald National Park? Congress approves bill to preserve legacy of Chicago philanthropist, Sears executive, Illinois Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Danny Davis...