December 2021 Newsletter

2021 Year-in-Review Newsletter

The Miracle on Randolph Street “Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead through the sale of the Thompson...

Last Call for Nominations for Preservation Chicago’s 2022 Chicago 7 Most Endangered List

Last call for nominations for Preservation Chicago's 2022 Chicago 7 Most Endangered List.Worried about a great vintage building or house in your neighborhood...Please let...

WIN: State of Illinois Chooses Renovation Over Demolition for the Thompson Center (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

 NBC 5 Chicago interview with Ward Miller regarding the surprise announcement of the restoration plans for the James R. Thompson Center on December 16,...

POTENTIAL WIN: Lakeside Center Bid Emerges as a Front-Runner in Race for New Chicago Casino (Chicago 7 2016 & 2021)

Chicago Tribune Op-ed: Turning McCormick Place’s Lakeside Center into a casino would be a win for Chicago"If a casino is coming to Chicago, then...

WIN: After Years of Advocacy, Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley Home Finally Designated a Chicago Landmark!

Emmett Till childhood home now an official city landmark; The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House in West Woodlawn became an official Chicago landmark...

WIN: Approximately 33k Petition Signatures and a Round-the-Clock Advocacy Effort Defeats Proposed House Museum Ban Ordinance

Alderman’s bid to restrict ‘house museums’ draws outrage from emerging tourism sector; An ordinance introduced by Ald. Sophia King (4th) to restrict “house museums”...

WIN: Perkins-Nordine House Landmarked

Edgewater’s Ken Nordine Mansion Made City Historical Landmark After Preservation Effort; The historical designation comes after the home was bought by a wealthy Chicago...

WIN: Landmark Status Approved for Cluster of Four Historic Buildings at Willow and Halsted

These four Lincoln Park buildings could be landmarks soon; A city panel is considering a preliminary proposal to assign landmark status to historic properties...

WIN: 127-year-old Vautravers Building Moved 35 Feet Out of Path of New ‘L’ Tracks

Historic Lake View building moving westward — literally — so Red Line tracks can be straightened; The entire Vautravers Building will be moved about...

WIN: Laramie State Bank to be Restored by INVEST South/West Program (Chicago 7 2019)

Austin’s Laramie State Bank Is Becoming A Museum. But First, It Needs Emergency Repairs To Fix Severe Water Damage; The building has rapidly deteriorated...