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.
Court To Hear Argument For Testing Demolition-Debris SitesState and Will County officials are protesting a decision by the Illinois Pollution Control Board that omitted groundwater checks in rules for disposing of so-called clean construction demolition debris.
Chicago Building Where Fire Killed 10 Facing DemolitionThe 10 children, ages three months to 16 years, were cousins or family friends attending a sleepover when the pre-dawn fire broke out.
Logan Square Residents Say Good Riddance To Rowdy Soccer Team NeighborsSome Logan Square residents who lost sleep this summer because of a dozen college students from Ireland renting a home are glad to see them gone.
Old Motorola Headquarters Coming Down, New Data Center To Replace ItDemolition will soon begin on a 63-year old building in Franklin Park that once served as the headquarters for the Motorola Corporation.
Cook County Demolishes 3 Jail Buildings As Inmate Population ShrinksCook County is demolishing three divisions, representing close to a half-million square feet of cell space, as the jail population has hit the lowest level in 25 years.
Demolition Begins At Old Children's Memorial HospitalBig changes are coming to Lincoln Park as crews begin tearing down the old Children’s Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, the first step in a massive redevelopment project.
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.