Gov. JB Pritzker Announces $70 Million Plan To Sell Thompson Center To Developer Who Plans To Preserve BuildingThe decision is a win for preservationists, who had feared the sale of the Thompson Center would lead to its demolition.
Dozens Rally At Thompson Center To Halt DeportationsDozens of people rallied for immigrant rights outside the Thompson Center downtown Thursday afternoon.
Illinois Driver Services Facility In Thompson Center Reopens After COVID ShutdownMore than a year after it closed due to the pandemic, the Illinois Driver Services facility in the basement of the Thompson Center reopened on Monday.
City Council Committee Backs Zoning Change For Thompson Center To Assist State's Efforts To Sell BuildingAld. Brendan Reilly (42nd) said Gov. JB Pritzker requested the zoning change as the state begins the process of seeking potential buyers, who might seek to replace the Thompson Center entirely, or add a skyscraper to the site.
Architecture Titan Helmut Jahn Killed In Bicycle Accident In Kane CountyArchitect Helmut Jahn, designer of Chicago's Thompson Center, was killed in a crash with two vehicles while bicycling in Campton Hills Saturday.
Thompson Center Going Up For Sale, Gov. JB Pritzker Officially Seeks Bidders For Oft-Troubled Office Building“The sale of the Thompson Center has been discussed for nearly 20 years and we are taking another important step to making it a reality,” Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement.
Why Are Five Illinois Driver's License Facilities In The Chicago Area Closed, Some With No Date Set For Reopening?It’s an astounding number – more than 1 million people are driving with expired licenses or using expired IDs in Illinois right now. Making the problem worse in the Chicago area is that almost a half dozen Illinois Secretary of State’s driver’s license facilities are closed.
Gov. JB Pritzker And Top Staff Working From Home After Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19The employee had been in close contact with Pritzker and other staff members, who have all tested negative for the virus.
Opening Statements Begin In Trial Of Man Charged With Killing CPD Cmdr. Paul BauerOpening statements are set to begin Tuesday in the murder trial of a man charged with killing Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer.
Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Forum Set For ChicagoOrganizers say six of the seven primary candidates running to replace retired Justice Charles Freeman are expected to attend.
Family Of Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer, Who Was Shot And Killed In 2018, Sues Online Gun Marketplace ArmslistA lawsuit Wednesday accused an online gun marketplace of complicity in the shooting that killed Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer two years ago.
Computer Chaos At Licensing Facilities Nationwide, Including Secretary Of State's OfficeThe hassle was felt from Chicago to Chatanooga. Licensing outlets from Tennessee to Michigan to Massachusetts and Kansas all reporting problems with the network of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
Pritzker Administration Picks Ernst & Young As Project Manager To Oversee Sale Of Thompson CenterThe Thompson Center has long been criticized as an overly expensive and inefficient home for state government offices in Chicago.
After Light Pole Falls Downtown, Expert Says City Inspections Are Long OverdueAt least two poles besides the one that came toppling over have also been taken down outside the Thompson Center after one fell, as the city has finally decided to inspect them.
Light Pole Appears To Have Snapped From Base Before Falling, Injuring Woman Outside The Thompson Center"I saw the light pole fall. And the lights just went scattering all over the place."