Here’s what everyone else did this week:
- Our friend down at Sloopin’ has an interesting post on the vast emptiness south of the Roosevelt Collection. The alderman down there wants it rezoned from mixed-use residential/commercial to industrial. In a city with miles and miles of vacant brownfields, it seems a strange move to put manufacturing so close to downtown and a very residential neighborhood.
- Uptown Update notes that Saint Boniface cemetery has been renovated.
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- The Sun-Times reports that The National Trust for Historic Preservation is giving up on trying to save the old Prentice Womens’ Hospital.
- Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the historic Old Colony Building may soon switch from offices to apartments.
- Ditto for the Oriental Theater’s office space, according to the Sun-Times.