From Cops to Kids: CPD Station Begins Transformation Into Children’s Theater
Dec16

From Cops to Kids: CPD Station Begins Transformation Into Children’s Theater

Chicago’s most recent groundbreaking ceremony had the usual: Refreshments, dignitaries, and shiny metal shovels.  It also had something different: A gaggle of tittering children digging in the dirt.  That’s because this was the groundbreaking for the Chicago Children’s Theatre’s new home at 100 South Racine Street in the city’s Near West Side. The organization has taken over the vacant 12th District...

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Cops to Tots: Chicago Children’s Theater Details Plans to Move Into Abandoned Police Station
Aug27

Cops to Tots: Chicago Children’s Theater Details Plans to Move Into Abandoned Police Station

I witnessed a rare community meeting last evening, where residents overwhelmingly supported a development and rezoning. Which is not to say it was unanimous. But this is the West Loop, where any developer is viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism and suspicion. You’d have to be REALLY skeptical to cast any doubt on this project, though. It wasn’t a developer with visions of a 30-story residential tower. It was the Chicago Children’s...

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