Northern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it’s demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.
The City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate has recommended passage of an ordinance that would prohibit owners from tearing down single-room occupancy hotels, or converting them to condos for six months.
For the second weekend in a row, motorists were being advised to avoid the Kennedy Expressway near downtown, as crews complete demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge.
Call it carmageddon, or whatever you want, but one thing is certain: the Kennedy Expressway will be a nightmare for motorists driving near to and from downtown this weekend.
CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports near the intersection of 75th and King Drive, where a burned-out building has caused all the problems.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.
A historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down.
The Village of Matteson has filed a lawsuit, seeking to have the Lincoln Mall shut down, because the village claims it is too dangerous.
After years of prayers and appeals by parishioners and preservationists, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has called in the wrecking crews this morning to begin demolition of the historic St. James Church in Bronzeville.
The Chicago Fire Department has determined the extra-alarm blaze that gutted a Bridgeport warehouse was caused when an open flame in the building ignited combustible material inside.
The wrecking ball won’t claim the former Prentice Women’s Hospital building for at least three more weeks.
Usually, when you see politicians gather for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at public projects, it’s to mark their completion or dedication. But Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn and others gathered in a park in west suburban Riverside, along the Des Plaines River, to celebrate the destruction of a dam.
Foreclosures and homelessness are big issues in Chicago, but the Chicago Housing Authority has approved plans to tear down hundreds of units at its Altgeld Gardens housing complex on the Far South Side.
Northwestern University is mobilizing more support for its plan to tear down the old Prentice Women’s Hospital in Streeterville and put up a new medical research center in its place.
The golden age of entertainment on Rush Street is long in the past, but the strip still hosts some nightclubs and music venues that keep that bygone era alive.
A man is suing the city for tearing down his building, claiming that he never got the paperwork saying the building was in code violation.
Twelve residential buildings on the South and West Side were scheduled to be torn down Thursday, in an effort to eliminate hives for gang activity and violent crime.
Brown Line riders in Lincoln Park and South Lakeview will have to hoof it to Belmont or Fullerton Wednesday and Thursday, as the Chicago Transit Authority closes the two stops in between to accommodate the demolition of the charred remains of Roy’s Furniture Company.
Demolition crews are clearing away what is left of Roy’s Furniture Company in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, which was reduced to rubble by an extra-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon.
Demolition crews are at work on the 6600 block of South King Drive, tearing down the old motel where a minister spent more than three months living in a tent on the roof.