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River North »

Marina City Towers Finally On Way to Becoming Official Chicago Landmarks

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks set a Thursday hearing to grant preliminary landmark status.

Uptown »

Clarendon Park Field House Named Among 'Most Threatened' Historic Buildings

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) said the designation will help "send a message" to the park district.

The Loop »

Chicago's 7 Most Endangered Buildings Include Finkl Steel, Neon Signs

A temple in Englewood, an Uptown synagogue and various neon signs throughout the city are on the list.

Logan Square »

St. Luke's Weighs Decision To Sell Church After 114 Years in Logan Square

The Lutheran congregation will stay in the neighborhood whether or not a sale is made, its pastor said.

Lincoln Park »

Hampton Inn the Third Major Development Slated for Diversey Block

The owner of the Inn at Lincoln Park is seeking to build an eight-story hotel in its place.

Belmont Cragin »

Historic Northwest Side Farmhouse Not 'Going to be Meigs Field': Owner

A demolition permit was issued for the James Van Natta home at 4618 W. Armitage Ave., built in 1858.

Belmont Cragin »

Preservationists Fight to Save Historic Northwest Side Farmhouse

The house at 1648 W. Armitage Ave. was built in 1858, when the Northwest Side was Jefferson Township.

Chinatown »

Demolished Burnham Building 'Slipped Through Cracks,' Preservationist Says

A building designed by the city's famed architect has met the wrecking ball.

Downtown »

Obama Library Could Revive Fading McCormick Lakeside Center, Activist Says

The massive Lakeside Center East Building could offer a blank slate for the Obama Presidential Library.

Gold Coast »

Village Theatre Renovation OK'd by Landmarks Commission

The project would leave the Clark Street facade and demolish the theater within for retail space.

Lincoln Park »

Historic Fullerton Bank Would be Redeveloped as Housing Under Proposal

The former bank was built during a "golden age" of bank architecture in the 1920s.

McKinley Park »

Central Manufacturing District Needs a Reboot, Preservation Group Says

Preservationists say "dreamy ideas" could restore the historic buildings.

Avondale »

Concordia Evangelical Church Faces Steep Debt After Steeple Removed

Sunday attendance nearly doubled over last week, but the church says steeple debt could reach $100,000.

Back of the Yards »

Old Goldblatt's Store Gets Landmark Designation

A former discount department store will soon turn into affordable housing for elderly.

Logan Square »

Mike Royko Street Honor the Right Idea, Group Says

A committee has formed to convince the city to name a section of Elston Avenue for the famed writer.