November 2020 Newsletter

4500 N. Spaulding Avenue, Albany Park- 90-Day Demolition Delay

Address: 4500 N. Spaulding Avenue, Albany Park #100908603 Date Received: 02/18/2021 Ward: 33rd Ward Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez Applicant: D. S. Construction, Inc Owner: Chicago Milal Church Permit Description: Demolition and removal...

November 2020 Month-in-Review Newsletter

Table of Contents ADVOCACY Open Call for Chicago 7 2021 Nominations THREATENED: La Luce / Lake Street Schlitz Tied PETITION: Save the Lake Street Schlitz...

PETITION: Protect and Landmark the Lake Street Schlitz Tied House!

City of Chicago: Thank you for taking emergency steps to halt the demolition of the historic La Luce restaurant building / Lake Street Schlitz...

THREATENED: New 90 Day Demolition Delay for Lake Street Schlitz Tied House / La Lucé After Demo Permit Accidentally Released!

"A surviving Victorian building in Chicago’s rapidly developing Fulton Market district, originally a Schlitz tavern and later the home of the Italian restaurant La...

"It’s hard to tell what was gained — if anything at all — from a City Council committee’s decision Tuesday to reject both a...

LOSS: Pilsen Landmark District Rejected (Chicago 7 2006)

"A City Council committee on December 1, 2020 shot down a controversial plan to create one of the city’s largest landmark districts in the...

Chicago Tribune Column: The despised Pilsen landmark plan gets a hearing today. Here’s how to save the treasured neighborhood. (Chicago 7 2006)

"There’s no doubt Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood has the stuff to become an official city landmark district. Yet a plan to do just that is...

THREATENED: Thompson Center Sale Delayed Due to Pandemic Economy (Chicago 7 2018, 2019, & 2020)

"Count the state of Illinois’ plan to line up a buyer for the James R. Thompson Center by the end of 2020 as another...

WIN: Preliminary Landmark Status Approved for Cluster of Four Historic Buildings at Willow and Halsted

"The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved on Dec 3, 2020 the preliminary landmark proposal for a cluster of four late 19th century buildings in...

THREATENED: Congress Theater Restoration In Jeopardy After Developer Losses Property

"Around the same time the lawsuit became public, a judge appointed a receiver to 'care for' the 1920s theater, which has fallen into disrepair,...