Cities change. As Chicago is a city and most certainly not exempt from this immutable law, I can tell you that Chicago will change in some fashion by the time you finish reading this piece. By the time you finish this sentence a family might have packed up their belongings in Chatham to relocate to […]
It’s time to let our hands remember what our ancestors knew.
A classic tale of Chicago corruption, and also of rabbinical law, frontier justice, and the city’s first murder
But our mayor is in a category of his own.
Lathrop Homes has long been one of CHA’s most diverse and successful properties. But today it’s a shell of its former self.
Do we need another building named for a Daley? A new City Council proposal would give us one.
Edo Belli’s mid-20th-century Cuneo Hospital complex is headed for destruction.
An 11th-hour effort fails to save the longtime home of Organic and Black Ensemble theater companies.
An endangered piece of history beneath Lake Michigan’s surface: the Silver Spray shipwreck
A judge’s dismissal of the Prentice preservationists’ case leaves a window open.
The historic Brand Brewing buildings on Elston may be demolished soon to make way for a Hhgregg store.
Preservationists’ battle over the Michael Reese Hospital campus is just a taste of how the Olympics will drive public policy if Chicago wins the games.
Is it OK to skin a designated city landmark, erect a parking garage, and tack the skin back on?
Twelve years ago the Martinez brothers decided to establish a Latino museum. Now their money’s spent, ethnic rivalries are flaring, and the Park District wants its building back.
One of the state’s most important historic and archaeological sites is about to become a “private year-round residential/vacation community.”