Photos Inside a Chicago Hospital Built For Pandemics
Apr08

Photos Inside a Chicago Hospital Built For Pandemics

With Chicago coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen many stories about how the city’s medical professionals and institutions are fighting the threat head-on. One of those places on the front lines is Rush University Medical Center. Rush University Medical Center in December 2011 After weeks of preparation, Rush went into “surge mode” almost a month ago. Its hospital tower, perched on the edge of the...

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Victorian-Era Chicago Building Being Demolished For Nothing
Sep19

Victorian-Era Chicago Building Being Demolished For Nothing

Perched on the banks of that taillight tributary called Congress Parkway sits one of Chicago’s oldest buildings.  But not for long. Demolition crews are revving their engines to eviscerate Rush University Medical Center’s Jones Building (1753 West Congress Parkway), a Victorian-era pile that is part of a hospital so venerable that it’s older than the city, itself. The building in question is Rush’s Jones...

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Inside (and Outside) the New Rush Hospital

Rush University has spent the last few days showing off its new hospital at 1650 West Harrison Street, perched on the edge of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) just outside of The Loop.  There was a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 8th, and a smattering of television coverage following.  Unfortunately, with yet another Illinois politician being sentenced to prison time, Rush’s building didn’t get all of the...

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