As the dust settles on the 2014 Midterm Elections it is a great opportunity to step back from all the political gamesmanship and spin doctoring and look at the condition of the State of Illinois, Chicago and Cook County. What really is the state of the State of Illinois? Why has Illinois and Chicago lagged behind other metropolitan areas in terms of job growth and population growth post the Great Recession? What is Governor-elect Bruce Rauner stepping into in January? And what does this have to do with Urban Design and Architecture? [Read more…] about The state of the State… (Illinois)
Owners of several Chicago hotels have vowed do more than $500 million in renovations to give the local convention industry a boost and help lure more trade shows, reported Chicago Business. [Read more…] about Chicago Hotels to Get $500 Million Facelift
Chicago – The Pullman Park Project broke ground Monday with the help of a $4.6 million dollar state grant, which includes federal disaster recovery funds as a result of 2008 flooding. The giant [Read more…] about Pullman Park Project Breaks Ground
A campaign to “Save the Dome” is underway at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Over $3 million is being sought to repair and reinforce the central dome, south tower, and parapet of this magnificent structure. [Read more…] about Save The Dome!