These are precarious times for old Chicago theaters. The New Regal Theater on east 79th is in foreclosure; dedicated volunteers are fighting to get a new use for Bridgeport's Ramova Theater.And the Uptown has been closed 30 years of its 86-year existence.
The Garfield Park Conservatory on Chicago’s West Side is continuing cleanup efforts and unveiling a fundraising campaign Wednesday night following severe hail damage.The June 30 hailstorm pounded the conservatory and damaged about 40,000 panes of glass.Eunita Rushing, president of the Garfield Park
The U.S. Postal Service is in well-documented dire straits these days.Postal officials are discussing closing locations and downsizing services across the country. In the Chicago area, 14 sites are being contemplated for closure.
September 11th had potential to change many of the familiar elements in our landscape: Take the physical structures that form Chicago. Architecture, a critical part of the city's DNA, from the famous skyline all the way down to the massive Deep Tunnel.
In two days, we mark decade that has passed since that terrible day.I, for one, could do without seeing replays of the towers rumbling to earth in a cloud of dust; of the innocents who never returned home.
The events of September 11th had many unforeseen effects on the world. For Chicagoans, that world was a largely vertical one; after the attack on the Twin Towers, many feared living and working in tall buildings.