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.
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 photo above is of a 102-year-old former fire station in the western suburb of Maywood, Ill., a leafy but rough-around-the-edges town just west of River Forest--Oak Park's more affluent neighbor--along the bank of the Des Plaines River.It's Maywood's first fire station, located at St.
There are plans to build a 3280-foot skyscraper in Saudi Arabia. It will be the tallest structure in the world, 500 feet higher than anything else.But on this date in 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright announced plans for an even grander Chicago structure.
The head of the preservation group Landmarks Illinois is leaving his post at the end of October.President and Executive Director Jim Peters will move on to consult and teach historic preservation at the University of Illinois at Chicago and other places.Peters joined the group about ten years ago af
Like any great city, Chicago is always changing. Familiar landmarks are destroyed. Lost Chicago, by David Lowe, is the classic book on our vanished local heritage.But what about those well-remembered Chicago oddities that never made the guidebooks, even when they were around?