The ICE 62nd & Western 10 theater was one of three then state-of-the-art Chicago multiplexes built by the ICE Theater chain in 1997. With locations at 87th and the Dan Ryan and on Roosevelt Road in the North Lawndale community, the theaters brought first-run movies to those areas for the first since at least the early 1980s.
Vacant homes have become a hazard to whole neighborhoods. Community groups are fighting everything from crime, to fire hazards to just keeping grass clipped.It turns out this is a problem for local governments too.
Vacant properties received quite a bit of attention from the city of Chicago recently. This past July, the city passed an ordinance making banks and lenders responsible for the upkeep of empty buildings on their books.