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River North »

Marina City Towers Move Closer to City Landmark Status

A commission granted Bertrand Goldberg's iconic "corncob" buildings preliminary landmark status.

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.

Hyde Park »

Obama Library Land Swap on Park District Agenda for Next Week

The Park District's Board of Commissioners takes up the issue at Wednesday's meeting.

Hyde Park »

Obama Library May Threaten Parks' Historic Place Status, Activists Worry

Parks groups are anticipating copious state reviews if Obama chooses a South Side park for his library.

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.

McKinley Park »

Preservation Groups to Host Tour of Central Manufacturing District

The walking tour will explore the intersection of the city's architecture and industry.

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.

Downtown »

Could Lucas Museum Land at McCormick Place?

Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago said the best site for the museum couldn't be more obvious.

McKinley Park »

Central Manufacturing District Needs a Reboot, Preservation Group Says

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

South Loop »

Giordano's to Open in South Loop in Late September

The stuffed pizza chain is set to open a location at 1340 S. Michigan Ave. in early fall.