The South Side's historic Unity Hall has been used as a church for decades and is listed for sale, but can't draw a congregation who can fix it up. Until it can, the building waits empty, its facade hides behind a mask of protective scaffolding.
Skyscraper!We're so used to hearing the word, we don't really think about it. Today we have airplanes. We've flown to the moon. Scraping the sky doesn't seem like such a big deal.But go back to this date in 1884.
This year Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close, turnaround or phase out over 15 schools. If the latest round is approved, Chicago will have shut down or turned around more than 100 schools over the last decade.
Here's a look at Roosevelt University's new tower, although if you've been on the southern edge of the Loop at all this year, the building is hard to miss.The 32-story building will be completed early next year but there is already much to like, such as the bluish patterned glass and the way the bui