June 2019 Newsletter

THREATENED: Archdiocese tragically announces closure date for historic St. Adalbert Church in Pilsen (Chi 7 2014, 2016 and 2019)

Unless they can be convinced otherwise, the Archdiocese of Chicago has announced that Sunday, July 14, 2019 will be the final service held at...

THREATENED: St. Adalbert Unity Rally highlights worshippers’ plight (Chi 7 2014, 2016 and 2019)

“Ask your Cardinal!” Ward Miller’s response to a parishioner’s questions about why this is happening to the family at St. Adalbert. Imagine a place that...

“Preservation First” is focus of Preservation Chicago’s 2019-2020 policy agenda

Every week the City of Chicago loses more places that define what Chicago is and how we came to be the city that we...

UPDATE: Alderman Sigcho-Lopez sponsors community meetings to open dialogue on Pilsen Historic District

While the proposal for a Pilsen Chicago Landmark District works its way through the City of Chicago approval process, new 25th Ward Alderman Byron...

THREATENED: 3726-28 N. Lake Shore Drive has a clear path to demolition

A beautiful, Sullivanesque ornamented building fronting North Lake Shore Drive, Lincoln Park and the Chicago lakefront looks to be headed toward demolition. The three-story...

WIN: Cedar Street celebrates restored Bennett Brothers Building opening

Cedar Street Companies was proud to unveil its $45 million restoration of the former Hartmann Building at 30 E. Adams now renamed “The Alfred,”...

UPDATE: One year later: The Uptown Theatre status

The dream of a restored Uptown Theatre is awaiting additional fundraising before restoration can get underway. A year ago, then Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans...

UPDATE: Obama Presidential Center future not settled

Despite a federal judge ruling to dismiss the lawsuit intended to stop construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, the future...

THREATENED: McKinley Park’s Central Manufacturing District should be a Landmark District

The grand and magnificent buildings that comprise the Central Manufacturing District (CMD) harken back to a time in the early 1900s to the 1920s...

WIN: Direct Engagement in Bronzeville and Roseland

Having watched demolition, abandonment and neglect erode their communities, Bronzeville and Roseland residents are stepping up with hard work and advocacy to save what...