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
Architecturally savvy people — or those of us who are just a little nosey — can tour sites that are usually off-limits to the public this Saturday and Sunday.Open House Chicago lets visitors get into more than 130 secret nooks and crannies throughout the city.
The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton, is a classic children's book. A sturdy frame cottage is built far out in the country. But as the years pass, the city grows up around it, making the house sad.
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.