Saturday, September 30, 2006

This week I met with Jonathan Fine of Preservation Chicago He shared stories of what his group has done to try and save endangered buildings around the city. It's incredible to me how years and years of Chicago history continue to be destroyed by short-sighted city officials and greedy developers.

The teardown of the Nortown is particularly ironic given the fact that our current alderman Berny Stone sits on the City Council Committee on Historical Landmark Preservation. Whis isn't our TIF money being used to save buildings like the Nortown, or at least preserve the facade?

Coincidentally, I had an email from David Balaban, a descendant of the family who built the Nortown and many other historic theaters around Chicago. View his websites at: and

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