March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Month-in-Review Newsletter

ADVOCACY WIN: Proposed House Museum Ban Ordinance Defeated WIN: Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Luce Saved THREATENED: Chicago Union Station Power House ...

THREATENED: 90-Day Demolition Delay List – March 2021

The Demolition Delay Ordinance, adopted by City Council in 2003, establishes a hold of up to 90 days in the issuance of any demolition...

Chicago Crusader Investigative Report: “Important to Black history, they are unprotected and a new owner can demolish them anytime without any opposition”

"Alderman Sophia King (4th Ward) had a problem in her ward in 2017. Developers were jockeying for some fresh real estate to build skyscrapers...

WBEZ Chicago: What’s That Building? The Salvation Army Building (Chicago 7 2021)

"One of Chicago’s most intriguing buildings from the 1940s sits on an isolated patch in the West Loop, mostly hidden from view by elevated...

WBEZ Chicago: What’s That Building? The Crumbling Comfort Station In Jackson Park (Chicago 7 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021)

"When WBEZ listener Kevin Borgia bikes along the Lakefront Trail, he regularly passes a 'seemingly abandoned building in Jackson Park.' "'It is kind of a...

WTTW Chicago: Ask Geoffrey – Chicago’s Old Passenger Rail Stations

"Chicago’s old passenger railroad stations for decades acted as the city’s front door, where people from all over the country arrived seeking out a...

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

THANK YOU to the nearly 33 thousand individuals who signed the petition to reject the proposed House Museum Ban ordinance. This petition by Preservation Chicago, our...

WIN: Within Hours of Demolition in December, Lake Street Schlitz Tied House Becomes a Protected Preliminary Chicago Landmark!

"The former home of La Luce Italian restaurant, which was nearly torn down late last year, once again has been granted a reprieve from...

THREATENED: Petition Rallies Opposition to Amtrak’s Plan to Demolish Chicago Union Station Power House (Chicago 7 2017 & 2020)

The iconic Art Deco Chicago Union Station Power House is threatened with demolition. This streamlined architectural masterpiece was designed in 1931 by Graham, Anderson, Probst...