Demolition

Crews are demolishing Douglas Hall, a 51-year-old dormitory at Northern Illinois University, as part of a plan to expand the school's main drag, Lucinda Avenue. (Credit: NIU)

NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main Drag

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.

12/17/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Back Temporary Halt To SRO Hotel Conversions, Demolitions

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.

07/24/2014

Progress after the first phase of demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge over the Kennedy Expressway. The 55-year-old bridge is being torn down and replaced with two new bridges. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

IDOT To Wrap Up Kennedy Expressway Bridge Project This Weekend

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.

06/20/2014

The Ohio/Ontario feeder ramp to the Kennedy Expressway is being torn down, because it is structurally deficient. (Credit: Bart Shore/CBS)

Kennedy Expressway Project To Create Traffic Nightmare This Weekend

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.

06/13/2014

A building that once housed a Dollar Store and the district offices of State Rep. Andre Thapedi (D-Chicago) burned down on Jan. 17, but the owner has yet to tear down what's left of the building or haul away the rubble from the blaze. (Credit: Worlee Glover)

Alderman, Residents Want Building Eyesore Demolished

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports near the intersection of 75th and King Drive, where a burned-out building has caused all the problems.

04/10/2014

Prison fence

Sheriff Using Inmates To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.

12/20/2013

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Flood-Prone Gurnee Grade School To Be Torn Down

A historic school that has long been a thorn in the side of Gurnee School District 56 is coming down.

09/25/2013

Demolition of the shuttered Montgomery Ward building at Lincoln Mall was left unfinished and crumbling. (Credit: Village of Matteson)

Matteson Officials Seek To Shut Down Crumbling Lincoln Mall

The Village of Matteson has filed a lawsuit, seeking to have the Lincoln Mall shut down, because the village claims it is too dangerous.

08/07/2013

St. James Catholic Church, a 133-year-old limestone church in Bronzeville, is being torn down. (Photos: Hannah Allen left, David Schalliol right)

Historic Bronzeville Church To Be Demolished

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.

06/26/2013

A wrecking crane begins demolition of a vacant warehouse at 3757 S. Ashland Av. on Jan. 25, 2012. The warehouse was gutted by a massive fire just days earlier, and embers of that fire were still burning as demolition began. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Massive Warehouse Fire Caused By Open Flame Inside

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.

01/25/2013

Prentice Women's Hospital

Judge Temporarily Blocks Demolition Of Prentice Hospital

The wrecking ball won’t claim the former Prentice Women’s Hospital building for at least three more weeks.

11/15/2012

Demolition crews work on the removal of the Hofmann Dam in Riverside, Ill. (Credit: Illinois Government News Network)

Governor Celebrates Removal Of Dam In Riverside

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

The Chicago Housing Authority has targeted 648 vacant units at the Altgeld Gardens housing complex for demolition, rather than renovation. (Credit: CBS)

CHA Targeting Nearly 650 Units At Altgeld Gardens For Demolition

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.

CBS 2–10/16/2012

Prentice Women's Hospital

Northwestern Seeks To Push Ahead With Old Prentice Hospital Demolition

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.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

Jilly's

Report: Planned Demolition Could Wipe Out Jilly’s, Back Room On Rush Street

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.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Demolition

Property Owner: City Sent Citations To Wrong Address, Tore Building Down

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.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2012

This Rhodes Avenue property was razed Thursday in an effort to clear crime-generating buildings from distressed neighborhoods. (CBS)

12 Buildings To Come Down In Effort To Fight Crime

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.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Roy's Furniture Demolition

Southbound Brown Line Bypasses Wellington, Diversey For Roy’s Furniture Demolition

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.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Roy's Furniture Demolition

Remains Of Lincoln Park Furniture Store Come Down After Extra-Alarm Fire

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.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Demolition Begins At Motel Where Pastor Camped Out

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.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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