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Rendering of the proposed 34-story apartment tower at Block 37. (Credit: CIM Group)

Block 37 To Add 34-Story Apartment Tower

More than two years after a new owner took over the Block 37 mall in the Loop, the shopping center is much closer to filling its available space, and construction soon will begin on a 34-story 690-unit apartment tower along Randolph Street.


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Block 37 Developer Indicted On Fraud Charges

A grand jury has indicted Lawrence Freed and his vice president, Caroline Walters, for allegedly whitewashing the books to get loans and city funds, according to federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.


A Chicago blues musician. (CBS)

Struggling Loop Mall Could Be Singing Blues Of Another Variety

Block 37, the struggling retail mall at State and Dearborn, could one day host blues attractions, under one proposal to reboot the development. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.



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Report: Los Angeles-Based Group Buys Block 37 Mall

A Los Angeles firm has bought the struggling Block 37 shopping mall downtown, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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Block 37 Sold To Bank Of America For $100M

The troubled Block 37 shopping complex has been auctioned off to Bank of America for $100 million.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

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A Casino For Block 37 Mall?

Some Chicago business leaders say they would like to see a new land-based casino in the half-vacant Block 37 mall downtown.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010

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Foreclosure Order Issued For Block 37 Mall

A judge has issued a foreclosure order that hands the Block 37 mall downtown over to a bank, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010