Little Village’s Focal Point Attracts The Gaze of the AIA
Oct17

Little Village’s Focal Point Attracts The Gaze of the AIA

This past February we told you that the century-plus Saint Anthony Hospital is moving from Douglas Park to Little Village. It’s taking up residence in a development called Focal Point, becoming the lead tenant in a complex that will eventually house the hospital, plus shops, a community center, meeting rooms, and other facilities that the neighborhood is lacking. Chicago Southwest Development Corporation, the people behind Focal...

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City Using Chicago’s Homeless to Fight Food Deserts
May02

City Using Chicago’s Homeless to Fight Food Deserts

If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in Chicago, you’ve probably seen a StreetWise vendor or two. StreetWise is the weekly magazine about Chicago that is sold by the city’s homeless as a means of transitioning them into lives off the street. They buy the magazines for 90¢, sell them to the public for two dollars, and keep the difference. StreetWise sells 20,000 issues each week and was at one time the...

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Saint Anthony Hospital Moving to New Campus [Video] [Updated]
Feb05

Saint Anthony Hospital Moving to New Campus [Video] [Updated]

Saint Anthony Hospital (2875 West 19th Street), a fixture in Chicago for more than 100 years is going to move to a new hospital in a new neighborhood. Right now, Saint Anthony is on 19th Street in Douglas Park.  It’s moving to a new development at the southwest corner of 31st and Kedzie in an industrial corridor of Little Village. The new development is called “Focal Point” and officially, the hospital will be a...

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Free Citywide Chicago Architecture Tours This Weekend

Chicago has several on-going architecture tours that run daily. But this weekend offers a special opportunity to visit some of the city’s less accessible sites. Open House Chicago 2011 is a free, self-guided tour that invites the general public to see inside and learn about a variety of different architectural styles and building types in Chicago. Normally you would only be able see an open house when visiting Chicago homes in which...

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