February 2022 Newsletter

WIN: Cook County Land Bank Authority Celebrates 1,000th Renovated Home

"Cook County officials celebrated a milestone Wednesday morning on the West Side with the 1,000th renovated home as part of a county-run program. "The before-and-after...

THREATENED: Loss of Chicago’s two-, three- and four-flats Reduces Affordable Housing

"Already disappearing before COVID-19, Chicago’s two-, three- and four-flats, long seen as sources of affordable homeownership and rental opportunities, may emerge from the pandemic...

BUYER WANTED: The Bellinger Cottage, which Survived the Great Chicago Fire, is for sale

"A little over 150 years ago, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed about 17,450 buildings in the city, but not this one. That’s because Richard...

WIN: Muddy Waters House Receives $250,000 Adopt-a-Landmark Renovation Funds

"The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted unanimously during its March 3 meeting to award the Muddy Waters House, 4339 S. Lake Park Ave., with...

POTENTIAL WIN: Former Standard Club Building Sold to Hotel Developer

"The real estate investor that bought a distressed Streeterville hotel last year has purchased another downtown property in need of a jolt of life:...

WIN: Covent Hotel Renovation for Permanent Supportive Housing Approved by City Council

"A plan to devote city funds toward rehabbing a single-room occupancy building into permanent supportive housing in Lincoln Park is scheduled for a City...

THREATENED: Petition Started to Landmark Our Lady Of Victory Church to Prevent Potential Demolition. (Chicago 7 2021)

"A Northwest Side group wants a historical church that held its last mass last year to receive landmark status to prevent it from potentially...

THREATENED: Promontory Point, A 2022 Chicago 7 Most Endangered

Promontory Point Alfred Caldwell, 1937, Chicago Lakefront between 54th and 56th Streets Overview Last year, Preservation Chicago named the Chicago Lakefront as one of Chicago’s 7 Most...

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...