The city of Chicago has demolished more than 250 vacant buildings this year in an effort to eliminate potential gang hangouts in high-crime neighborhoods.Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Thursday the demolitions are part of a joint initiative between Chicago police and the city's Departmen
Listen to this conversation Is demolition a solution to the housing crisis in some of the Chicago area's most depressed communities?Nowadays, many foreclosed homes end up in states of disrepair. Left vacant, they’re stripped of all valuable materials.
The bulldozers finally began rolling yesterday on Shepherd's Temple Baptist Church--nee Anshe Kenesseth Israel synagogue--in the city's North Lawndale community.An emergency demolition order issued for the vacant and dilapidated structure last December finally claimed the building, 3411 W.
Dayton’s population has been shrinking since the 1960s. Most of the area’s factory jobs are long gone. To save the city, Schultz has embraced a new idea: Help immigrants and refugees lay roots in Dayton.
The wrecker's ball is busy at work on the South Shore High School campus, bringing down a once-visionary late 1960s building that became the odd man out when a new school was completed earlier this year a block east at 75th and Jeffrey.It is a spectacular demolition site as equipment knocks away at