One of the towers of Chicago's St. Adalbert shows its age. (

Fundraising Campaign Would Restore Historic Pilsen Church’s Towers

A parish in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is trying to save its historic church towers.


Workers remove the Ernie Banks statue from its base outside Wrigley Field, to take it away for restoration during the offseason. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Banks, Caray Statues At Wrigley Hauled Off For Restoration

The Ernie Banks and Harry Caray statues were removed from outside Wrigley Field on Wednesday, to be restored during the offseason while renovations are underway inside and outside the stadium itself.


Workers with A & T Recovery prepare a WWII era FM-2 'Wildcat' fighter plane for transport after it was recovered from Lake Michigan on Dec. 7, 2012 in Waukegan, Illinois. The aircraft, which was recovered from about 160 feet of water, crashed into the lake on Dec. 28, 1944, when the engine died while it was on a training mission being piloted by Ensign William Forbes, who survived the crash. The aircraft, which is still owned by the U.S. Navy, will be shipped to the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida for restoration. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

World War II Fighter Raised From Lake Michigan

After spending almost 70 years, submerged in Lake Michigan salvage experts pulled an old World War II fighter plane out of the water on Friday.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2012

Passing the Merchandise Mart, a CTA 'L' train moves on the Wells Street double-decked, double-leaf trunnion bascule bridge over the Chicago River March 29, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The Wells Street bridge, built in 1922, facilitates vehicular and pedestrian traffic as well. The Chicago River may have seen its first bridge in 1832 at Kinzie Street, a small bridge of wood for foot-traffic only. Two years later the first bridge to accommodate vehicles, a drawbridge, was built at Dearborn Street. The City of Chicago currently maintains 52 bridges, of which 37 are movable, spanning various parts of the Chicago River from the downtown area through the North and South branches, not including numerous railroad bridges. With all its tributaries from its furthest north to furthest south points, the Chicago River runs for 156 miles. Some of the current movable bridge types in the city range from the double and single-leaf trunnion bascule bridge, or "Chicago-type" bascule and the Strauss heel-type trunnion bascule railroad bridge to the city's last double-leaf Scherzer rolling lift bridge at Cermak Road. The first trunnion bascule bridge in Chicago, and the United States, was completed in 1902 and can still be seen and driven over at Cortland Street on the city's near-north side. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Wells Street Bridge Restoration To Close Road For A Year

If the historic Wells Street Bridge had eyes, it would have seen the last streetcar run through the city.


Purple Hotel

Developer Wants To Restore, Revive Lincolnwood’s Purple Hotel

The demolition of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood has been anticipated for nearly five years, but now an investor from Skokie wants to restore and preserve it.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

The doors at Holy Family Church, which survived the Chicago Fire, are being restored. (CBS)

Building Doors That Survived Great Chicago Fire Get Makeover

One of the only public buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is re-doing its front doors, which are now 151 years old.


Grant Park Restoration

Post-Lollapalooza Restorations In Grant Park To Be Finished By Next Month

Grant Park was left a muddy mess after Lollapalooza this summer, but a month later, repairs are well underway.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Study: Rain, Not Marsh Restoration, Caused Flooding In Beverly Shores, Ind.

A federal study has shed some light on the cause of perpetually flooded basements in the lakeside town of Beverly Shores in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Frank Lloyd Wright

Restoration Coming For Glencoe Frank Lloyd Wright House

A Glencoe architect is restoring a run-down, years-vacant Frank Lloyd Wright house to look almost exactly as it did when built in 1915.