Old Saint Patrick’s Church to Build Office Tower

Yesterday the good people over at the Fulton River District Association posted a note on our Facebook Page, letting people know that after years of talk and speculation, Old Saint Patrick’s Church is finally pulling the trigger on its office building plans. Saint Pat’s has owned the surface parking lot on the corner of Adams and Des Plaines for decades, and its members have long talked about turning it into a source of...

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The History Outside Your Office Window

Today (May 4, 2011) marks the 125th anniversary of the Haymarket Riot.  This was one of the key events that changed the course of labor relations in the United States, and much of the rest of the world, and it happened just barely outside downtown Chicago. Over the weekend there was a rally and re-enactment at the site where the riot happened.  In school we learned of it as the “Haymarket Riot,” though sometimes it was...

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