July 2018 Newsletter

THREATENED: From Parkway Boulevard to Interstate Highway; Massive Changes Considered for North Lake Shore Drive

Since first established over 80 years ago as a parkway boulevard along Chicago’s lakefront, planners have struggled to strike a balance between increasing traffic...

WIN: West Side YMCA/YWCA Complex at Ashland and Monroe to be Adaptively Reused

The Chicago Plan Commission approved the adaptive reuse of the former West Side YMCA/YWCA and Salvation Army complex at Monroe and Ashland by Cedar...

LIKELY LOSS: “Spotlight on Demolition” Nearly 2,000 Signatures to Oppose Demolition of 1441 W. Carmen Avenue!

“It’s an old, common cry in a city where demolition and development are often spoken in the same breath, and where trying to save...

THREATENED: Urgent Action Needed to Protect 70 Historic Buildings Near Lincoln Yards Development Site

“There was an electric atmosphere among the standing-room-only crowd of 500 people at Wicker Park’s Near North Montessori School Wednesday night. The school hosted...

THREATENED: Effort to Raise Funds to Save St. Adalbert Church(Chicago 7 2014 & 2016)

The Society of St. Adalbert is looking to raise $1 million dollars to acquire the church property at 1650 W. 17th St. The “11th...

THREATENED: Facade Alterations Considered for the former Continental Furniture Building in Wicker Park Landmark District.

More renovations are coming to the Milwaukee Avenue Chicago Landmark District between North Avenue and Division Street. The former Continental Furniture building will be...

THREATENED: Obama Presidential Center Lawsuit Reveals New Information and Groundbreaking is Postponed to 2019. (Chicago 7 2017 & 2018)

Jackson Park has been a Preservation Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2017 and again in 2018. We are advocating for the protection of this...

LOSS: State and Elm Building Demolished!

The historic three-story corner building at the corner of State and Elm Streets on the Gold Coast has been demolished. This brown brick building...

WIN: South Side Community Art Center Wins Prestigious National Grant

Chicago’s South Side Community Art Center was one of 16 grant winners among a total of 830 applicants across 42 states to win a...

WIN: New Illinois State Historic Tax Credit Becomes Law!

On July 16, 2018, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 3527, a bipartisan bill improving and expanding the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Historic Tax...