June 2021 Newsletter

WIN: Driehaus Museum Acquires Murphy Memorial Auditorium

"The board of directors of the Richard H. Driehaus Museum today announced the acquisition of the adjacent John B. Murphy Memorial Auditorium from the...

10943 S. Homewood Avenue, Morgan Park-90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: 10943 S. Homewood Avenue, Morgan Park #100912834 Date Received: 5/20/2021 Ward: 19th Ward Alderman Matthew O'Shea Applicant: KLF Enterprises Owner: Righteous Oaks, LLC Permit Description: Wreck and remove a two-story...

June 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Photo by Steven Vance / Chicago CityscapeThe restored and renovated Clinton Street entry to the Union Station food court, formerly the fire-damaged Fred Harvey...

THREATENED: Save the Thompson Center Petition Generates Over 20,000 Signatures (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

“Governor Pritzker has the opportunity, after years of neglect by his predecessors, to lead through the sale of the Thompson Center by giving it...

WIN: After Proposed House Museum Ban Defeated, Momentum Growing for Establishing New Black House Museums

"In Chicago and the suburbs right now, there are seven homes of historical Black figures that are in some stage of being turned into...

THREATENED: Despite Nearly 2,000 Petition Signatures to Save It, Demolition Looming for Lake View State Bank

"3179 N Clark St on the corner of Belmont and Clark in Lake View is currently threatened to be demolished. This historic bank building...

PARTIAL WIN: Vote Recommends National Register Status for Thompson Center Over Objections from State of Illinois (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"'The fact that the state was opposed to its nomination really shows that politics has entered the equation,' Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago told...

WIN: Thompson Center Rally Shines Spotlight on National Register Vote (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"About two dozen people gathered outside the James R. Thompson Center on Wednesday to protest the state’s ongoing efforts to sell the glassy state...

POTENTIAL WIN: Congress Theater Restoration Gaining Momentum

"The newest developer trying to overhaul Congress Theater wants to reopen the historic venue by summer of 2023, taking the reins on plans to...

THREATENED: TimeLine Theatre Decides to Scrap Reebie Building Historic Façade

"TimeLine Theatre Company is moving forward with its relocation from Lakeview to Uptown, where it plans to overhaul a warehouse into a modern theater...