Ravenswood Hospital Rebirth Begins Today
Jan23

Ravenswood Hospital Rebirth Begins Today

What remains of the shuttered Ravenswood Hospital is about to be transformed into affordable housing. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held today to mark the start of construction on two facilities inside what was the hospital’s Adler Pavilion. The main hospital building was demolished several years ago, after closing at the end of 2002. The renovation of the Adler portion from Evergreen Real Estate Group will transform it into...

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Another Library/Senior Living Combo Building Arrives in West Ridge
Mar19

Another Library/Senior Living Combo Building Arrives in West Ridge

What happens when CPL and CHA have a 1-on-1 about AARP’s? Aside from everyone breaking out their jargon dictionaries, they figure out how to achieve common goals with one building. Rendering of the Northtown Branch Library (Courtesy of Evergreen Real Estate Group) That’s how Chicago got its new Northtown Branch Library at 6800 North Western Avenue in West Ridge. The building opened recently with a Chicago Public Library on...

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New Irving Park Library Is Books on the Bottom, Apartments on Top
Feb04

New Irving Park Library Is Books on the Bottom, Apartments on Top

We live in an age when a world of information is available on tiny computers in our pockets.  It’s also an age when any 12-year-old with an internet connection on the other side of the planet can vandalize that information and make you believe whatever he wants.  So actual libraries are more important than ever, and in some places more popular than ever. Last year people sought information at Chicago Public Libraries 8.4 million...

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