Ukrainian Village Church One Step Closer to Going Condo

A Chicagoland developer is expected to get a thumb’s up on his plan to turn a Ukrainian Village church building with an attached school into 20 condominiums. Alex Troyanovsky bought the former Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (913 North Hoyne Street) in February of last year. A month later, the city named the Henry Worthmann & John Steinbach-designed buildings a city landmark. Worthmann & Steinbach designed at least 30...

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Famous Artist Beats Graffiti Artists to the Punch at a West Town Café
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Famous Artist Beats Graffiti Artists to the Punch at a West Town Café

  When Dan Staackmann built the natural food and vegan café Upton’s Breakroom, he considered the possibility that it might be tagged by a graffiti artist. Tagging isn’t uncommon in the West Town area where Upton’s opened three weeks ago. Staackmann decided to pre-empt any street artist interested in using his 2054 West Grand Avenue building as a canvas. He finished the precast concrete, steel, and glass building with an acid...

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