Ald. James Cappleman (46th) said the designation will help "send a message" to the park district.
A temple in Englewood, an Uptown synagogue and various neon signs throughout the city are on the list.
The Lutheran congregation will stay in the neighborhood whether or not a sale is made, its pastor said.
The owner of the Inn at Lincoln Park is seeking to build an eight-story hotel in its place.
A demolition permit was issued for the James Van Natta home at 4618 W. Armitage Ave., built in 1858.
The house at 1648 W. Armitage Ave. was built in 1858, when the Northwest Side was Jefferson Township.
A building designed by the city's famed architect has met the wrecking ball.
The massive Lakeside Center East Building could offer a blank slate for the Obama Presidential Library.
The project would leave the Clark Street facade and demolish the theater within for retail space.
The former bank was built during a "golden age" of bank architecture in the 1920s.
Preservationists say "dreamy ideas" could restore the historic buildings.
Sunday attendance nearly doubled over last week, but the church says steeple debt could reach $100,000.
A former discount department store will soon turn into affordable housing for elderly.
A committee has formed to convince the city to name a section of Elston Avenue for the famed writer.
Site plans showed restaurants, retail, big box stores and parking at 35th and Ashland.
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