Full Steam Ahead For Demolition Of Vacant Buildings In High-Crime AreasDemolition crews have been going full-bore in an effort to tear down vacant buildings in high-crime neighborhoods to get rid of sites that have become havens for gangs and drugs.
Western Avenue Reopens After Viaduct DemolitionThe demolition of the Western Avenue Viaduct was completed at 4 p.m. Monday, about 12 hours ahead of schedule, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
Torrence Avenue Bridge To Be DemolishedThe framework of the bridge over the Grand Calumet River will be blasted in order to dismantle it.
Landmark Woodlawn Church Could Be Demolished After FireThe Shrine of Christ The King Sovereign Priest, 6401 S. Woodlawn Av., already survived one fire 40 years ago, and the landmark building was years into a restoration project when an extra-alarm blaze caused severe damage, including a collapsed roof, on Oct. 7, 2015.
Oak Park Apartment Building To Be Torn Down After BlazeFencing ringed what remains of the 3-story, 22-unit apartment building in the 200 block of Washington Boulevard on Friday. Oak Park Chief Building Official Steven Cutaia said the building is in such bad shape it's going to have to come down.
Dick Van Dyke Steps In To Save His Childhood Home DownstateOrganizers of the Dick Van Dyke Foundation hope to establish a museum in the Danville home where Van Dyke and brother Jerry lived during high school after the family relocated from Missouri.
NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main DragNorthern 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.
Aldermen Back Temporary Halt To SRO Hotel Conversions, DemolitionsThe 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.
IDOT To Wrap Up Kennedy Expressway Bridge Project This WeekendFor 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.
Kennedy Expressway Project To Create Traffic Nightmare This WeekendCall 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.
Alderman, Residents Want Building Eyesore DemolishedCBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports near the intersection of 75th and King Drive, where a burned-out building has caused all the problems.
Sheriff Using Inmates To Tear Down Abandoned BuildingsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.