CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Children’s Memorial Hospital

Artistic rendering of new residential towers at the old Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park. (Credit: McCaffery Interests)

City Panel Backs $300M Redevelopment Of Old Children’s Memorial Site

The Chicago Plan Commission has given its approval for the hotly-disputed proposal for a $300 million redevelopment of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site, over objections from Lincoln Park residents.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2014

The original Maurice Porter Memorial Hospital in 1882, which would later become Children's Memorial Hospital. (Credit: Tumblr)

Doctor Publishes Book Detailing History Of Children’s Memorial Hospital

As part of the series “Images of America,” Dr. Stanford Shulman compiled photographs of Children’s Memorial Hospital – now Lurie Children’s Hospital – tracing the hospital’s history, starting as an 8-bed cottage in 1882.


The former Children's Memorial Hospital site. (CBS)

One Year Later, Little Movement To Redevelop Old Children’s Hospital Site

But the prime Lincoln Park real estate where the hospital once stood still sits vacant, with redevelopment plans far from complete. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


Developer Dan McCaffrey envisions a dense redevelopment of 1,000 apartments at the former site of Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park. (CBS)

Aldreman Rejects Redevelopment Plan For Old Children’s Memorial Site

Following a series of community meetings and input from area residents, Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) has rejected redevelopment plans for the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Developer Dan McCaffrey envisions a dense redevelopment of 1,000 apartments at the former site of Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park. (CBS)

Plans To Redevelop Old Children’s Memorial Site Draw Jeers, Praise

The final plan calls for more than 1,000 new apartments, green space and retail shops as well, keeping some existing buildings and demolishing others. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.


The new 15-story, 86-room Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville is the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world. (Credit: CBS)

Ribbon To Be Cut For New Streeterville Ronald McDonald House

Ribbon-cutting is set for Tuesday morning in Streeterville for the new Ronald McDonald House, a place to stay for the families of patients at the new Lurie Children’s Hospital.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

The new 15-story, 86-room Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville is the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world. (Credit: CBS)

New Ronald McDonald House To Open In Streeterville

Officials will cut the ribbon on Tuesday for a new 15-story Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville, the largest of its kind.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Children's Memorial Hospital

Fullerton Avenue To Close All Day Saturday As Children’s Memorial Moves

A full 130 years after opening its first facility in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Children’s Memorial Hospital is leaving the neighborhood behind for a shiny new facility in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital, the new home of Children's Memorial Hospital, will open on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Kids Help Cut Ribbon On New Home For Children’s Memorial Hospital

Patients at Children’s Memorial Hospital helped cut the ribbon Monday on the hospital’s new $855 million home in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Kevin's Garden, an open space at the new Lurie Children's Hospital, is named after Kevin Daley, the late son of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Kevin died from spina bifida in 1981. The space named in his honor gives patients a space to enjoy sunlight and fresh air while at the hospital. (Credit: CBS)

New Children’s Hospital Dedicates Garden In Honor Of Kevin Daley

It was an emotional moment for former Mayor Richard M. Daley on Tuesday, as a haven for hospitalized kids was dedicated at the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

CBS 2–04/17/2012

Transgender Pride Flag

Chicago Doctor Wants To Develop Clinic For Transgender Children

A doctor at Children’s Memorial Hospital he would like to help develop a clinic for transgender children.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

DePaul University

DePaul Buys Building On Children’s Memorial Campus

DePaul University will be taking over one of the buildings on the Children’s Memorial Hospital campus after the hospital moves from its Lincoln Park home.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Miles Austrevich 0131

Chicago Teen Using Laughs To Cope With Cancer

They say laughter is the best medicine, and a Chicago father-son duo is really put that old adage to the test.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

Aon Center

Thousands Climb To Top Of Aon Center For Charity

Children’s Memorial says it broke a record for fundraising Sunday, as 3,000 people climbed to the top floor of the Aon Center to raise money for charity.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2012


Study: Dietary Changes May Help Treat ADHD

A new study by researchers at Children’s Memorial Hospital offers a dietary alternative for parents who don’t want their hyperactive children treated with medicine.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

File Photo (Pool/ Getty Images)

Christmas Not A Day Off For Everyone

Chicago nearly comes to a halt for the Christmas holiday as many businesses shut their doors and give employees time to celebrate. But, what about those places that operate 24/7?

WBBM Newsradio–12/25/2011

Chicago Police helicopter (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Construction Of New Children’s Memorial Heliport

Citing safety concerns, a new lawsuit seeks to prevent Children’s Memorial Hospital from opening its long-planned heliport atop its new home in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Two Hurt When Car Crashes Into Hospital Building

Two people were hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into a North Side children’s hospital building Tuesday night in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his time as a top aide to both President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Heliport Reform Needed, But Children’s Hospital Should Have One

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants City officials to overhaul Chicago’s regulations governing heliports, something he says his long overdue.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Helicopter Blade (Photo credit: ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Anonymous Letter: Pilots Won’t Use New Children’s Memorial Helipad

Opponents say they have new ammunition in their fight against a helipad at the new Children’s Memorial Hospital complex, which is now under construction in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011