Attorney: Explosion Killing 3 Near Starved Rock May Be Linked To Demo WorkAttorney Tara Devine says the family wants the demolition work and clean-up to be investigated.
City Council Approves Extra Demolition Fees For Homes In Pilsen And Along Bloomingdale Trail“This is an extremely reasonable policy to protect naturally-occurring affordable housing in our Chicago neighborhoods that are seeing record-high displacement in this moment,” said Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th).
Developers Could Soon Have To Pay Thousands More To Tear Down Residential Buildings In Pilsen, Near Bloomingdale TrailRevenue from the additional fees would go to the city’s Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund, which collects various fees from developers to help subsidize affordable housing initiatives in lower-income neighborhoods.
Zoning Committee Signs Off On Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposed New Implosion Permit RulesAs part of the proposed ordinance, applicants seeking an implosion permit would have to notify people living within 1,000 feet of the demolition site, and hold a public hearing carrying out the demolition work.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Booth Cottage Moving To Glencoe ParkBooth Cottage was built in 1913 and will be restored to serve as a museum and research center.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends Plan For More Demolition Work At Little Village Power Plant, But Admits 'We Should Have Done A Better Job' Informing NeighborsThe mayor has delayed plans to demolish a turbine building at the old Crawford power plant, but said it "must come down" due to the danger it poses.
City Says Air Quality Tests Show Botched Smokestack Demolition In Little Village Caused 'No Apparent Health Risk'"We have no reason to believe the implosion emitted additional toxic materials into the surrounding community," CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Force Developer Out Of Little Village After Smokestack Demolition Blankets Neighborhood In DustCommunity activists and elected officials in Little Village and North Lawndale are demanding Mayor Lori Lightfoot be held accountable for the demolition gone wrong.
Little Village Residents Ask 'Why Now' For Smokestack Demolition During COVID-19 Pandemic"Why was a permit of an implosion was given during a pandemic in the first place?"
City Investigating After Dust Cloud Blankets Little Village Following Crawford Power Plant Smokestack Implosion"The health and safety of our residents is our top priority, which is why what happened earlier today was simply unacceptable," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Relief After Crystal Lake 'House Of Horrors' Where AJ Freund Died Is Demolished"Rest in paradise, sweet little boy."
Mayor Wants Gary Schools To Demolish Abandoned BuildingsPolice discovered a homicide victim inside one of the abandoned schools in November.
West Garfield Park Building Demolished After Collapse, Resident Says It Was An EyesoreRecords show the city inspected the building a few months ago and spotted 10 violations, including one for loose or missing bricks and washed out mortar.
Joliet Preservationists Hope Last-Ditch Effort Will Save Casseday Mansion From Demolition, But Chances Appear Slim; 'It's A Done Deal'Preservationists say the Casseday Mansion is historically significant and worth saving, but their David vs. Goliath battle might already be over.
Naperville Votes To Demolish 144-Year-Old Dilapidated HouseSusan Fitch, who lives in the neighborhood, says demolition could send the wrong message. She says the owner is benefiting by not repairing the home and selling it for new development.