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Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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Randolph Street, Fulton Market to become historic districts under city plan

McPier eyes offices, retail at vacant industrial building near McCormick Place

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Former Sears headquarters slated to become a Chicago Landmark

Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood once boasted a population of 125,000 residents and manufacturing sites for some of the city’s largest companies. But following its peak-industrial height of the 1970s, the industries and most of the people left, with just 40,000 residents remaining today.

Recognizing the community’s past and present, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved a measure Thursday that could allow the West Side neighborhood’s most famous corporate resident, Sears, Roebuck & Co. District, to stand for many years to come.

Of Mies and men: Hotel placates landmarks panel by moving statues

Landmarks Commission approves Wrigley Field changes, tax incentives for Cubs

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks Thursday approved revisions to the Wrigley Field redevelopment plan related to the design of the exterior of the ballpark. The previous master plan was approved by the commission on June 27.

Eleanor Gorski, the director of the Chicago Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Housing and Economic Development, opened the presentation by reminding commissioners that Thursday’s meeting was the fourth regarding the matter.

“Oh, we know,” Chairman Rafael Leon replied.

Former Nick's Uptown building up for possible landmark designation

Landmarks Commission gives preliminary rec for former Lincoln Park school

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday approved a preliminary landmark recommendation for a former Lincoln Park school.

Built in 1889 and located at 1855 N. Sheffield Ave., the former James Mulligan Public School building is a three-story brick and limestone structure, according to a report from Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development. The building includes large, patterned windows and ornate metal detailing.