November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Month-in-Review Newsletter

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THREATENED: Uptown Theatre Restoration Stalled

"The guardians and custodians of the treasure are nervous. They have cause. They have been betrayed many times before. "In June, 2018, the City of...

WIN: Chicago & North Western Railway Company Building Landmarked Prior to Hotel Conversion

"An 115 year-old building in the Loop being redeveloped as a Hilton hotel may earn landmark status and a $20 million property tax break...

THREATENED: Plan to Demolish Cassidy Tire Building for High-Rise Tower to be Presented at Public Zoning Meeting December 9th

"A plan to demolish the old Cassidy Tire building at 344 N. Canal Street and replace the nearly 120-year-old warehouse with a shiny apartment...

WIN: Ramova Theater Restoration Plan Announced

"A long-shuttered historic movie theater building in Bridgeport could soon be revived as a live entertainment venue, restaurant and brewery. "Plans to redevelop the 90-year-old...

WIN: Pullman on track to emerge from comprehensive restoration as national tourist attraction

"A multimillion-dollar effort to convert a Pullman’s once-thriving industrial corridor into a national tourist attraction is celebrating the progress that’s been made so far...

WIN: Long Vacant Fullerton State Bank to be Converted to Condos

"A long-empty Classical Revival building on Fullerton Avenue, built in the 1920s as a bank and later the home of a company that made...

WIN: Society of St. Adalbert Requests Landmark Designation for St. Adalbert Convent

"A group fighting to preserve St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church — a property in the heart of Pilsen that is slated to become apartments...

THREATENED: Ukrainian Village Workers Cottages Threatened by New Condo Construction

"Before developers tear down rows of 1910s-era workers cottages and flats on Augusta Boulevard, a group of neighborhood leaders are trying to save what’s...

WIN: North Lawndale Art Deco Library Restored

"For decades, North Lawndale residents have pointed to their crumbling local library as proof of the city’s neglect of the West Side. "Now, after a...