Slice of Life: Can The St. Adalbert Towers Be Saved?
Apr15

Slice of Life: Can The St. Adalbert Towers Be Saved?

Demolition of historic structures will always raise passion levels to peak anxiety. When the subject of said demise involves an old Chicago church, that angst skyrockets through the roof. Just ask fans of the former Saint Dominic’s Church in Cabrini-Green, or West Town’s Saint Boniface, just to name two. Saint Boniface still has a chance to be saved, but the venerable Saint Dominic lives on only in memory. Now...

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Colorful Pilsen Neighborhood Loses Landmark Nuevo Leon To Fire
Dec02

Colorful Pilsen Neighborhood Loses Landmark Nuevo Leon To Fire

The colorful, mural-filled stretch of West 18th Street in Pilsen just lost a landmark–Nuevo Leon Restaurant at 1515 West 18th was destroyed by fire just after midnight on December 1. An extra-alarm fire spread from Nuevo Leon to neighboring Tortilleria Sabinas. The restaurant was known for both its tacos de sabinas and its multi-colored façade. There is no shortage of mural art along this stretch of West 16th Street and...

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