June 2014

Developer wants apartments on site previously sought by Newman Center

Plans for rental apartment building on the site of the former Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church at 1352 S. Union Ave. is receiving a skeptical reception from the community…


McCormick area concerns: traffic, parking, security

More than one year ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Metropolitan Pier Exposition Authority (MPEA) announced plans for a McCormick Place entertainment district as part of Emanuel’s Elevate Chicago program.


Fulton Market Innovation District plans evolve at local open house

The City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) hosted an open house May 21 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., to hear the public’s concerns about the Fulton Randolph Market land use plan. Also on hand were members of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the City’s Commission on Chicago Landmarks’ Historic Preservation Division.


New icons adorn the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Bridgeport

The Roman Catholic Monastery of the Holy Cross has some new objects of art and veneration. Workers have mounted three large icons prominently within the flourishing monastery.


Alzheimer’s causes more deaths than previously thought

A study by Rush University Medical Center indicates that Alzheimer’s disease may be a cause of five-to-six times as many deaths as currently reported.


IMD allocates land to Special Olympics and CAN-TV

The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) voted on May 20 in favor of allocating 12 acres of district property located at South Wood and West 14th Streets to Special Olympics Chicago (SOC) for a $30 million, permanent, year round athletic complex.


Lakeside Bank to present two concerts

Lakeside Bank will present Vander-Cook College of Music’s Graduate Band at two concerts this summer. Hear the band Tuesday, July 1, at the third annual Chinatown concert in Chinatown Square, 2133 S. China Pl. Or come out Tuesday, July 15, for the eighth annual South Loop Concert in the Park at the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens behind the Clarke House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave.


New LISC Board Member; Violence Prevention; Roundups

Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. offers fitness classes and athletic programs. Summer registration has begun online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com and in person for Day Camp…


Another developer, another apartment building— while UIC Newman Center still seeks dormitory

What a terrible turn events have taken concerning the property at 1352 S. Union St.


Summer events are plentiful as Chicago gears up for summer

Chicago is one of the most fun places to be in the summer. Enjoy the Gazette’s annual Summer in the City guide to help you take advantage of special events and activities and make the most of all Chicago has to offer.