The Life Time Work space includes ergonomic desks, conference rooms, private phone booths and a community kitchen as well as free use of an athletic club to promote a healthy work-life balance and lure workers back to an office setting in the post-pandemic world.
The five-year, $500 million makeover changes the Willis Tower from a kind of fortress, isolated from the city, into what Blackstone, the building's owner, calls a group of neighborhoods, open to workers, nearby residents and the many tourists flocking to its famous observation deck.
130 years after it was created to attract development to a town that was having trouble holding on to its post office, Oak Lawn Lake’s main job is to offer respite from the hectic hubbub frantically flowing along the six lanes just to its north.
Lakeview Pantry is rebranding as Nourishing Hope and opening a new headquarters in West Town they say will better allow them to serve the South and West Sides. Nourishing Hope also provides services such as job and housing assistance and mental health counseling. The name change is meant to highlight its programs beyond food distribution.
A trade organization that represents gas station owners alleges in a lawsuit that a requirement that businesses display signs advertising a freeze on the state’s gas tax violates their freedom of speech and is unconstitutional.
A virtual meeting of Special Committee on the Chicago Casino found aldermen pushing back against the three proposed finalists, amid growing concern from residents about locating a casino in their backyards.
Imminent danger of demolition helped put the Old Will County Courthouse on the 2022 list of Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, announced last week by the preservation advocacy group Landmarks Illinois. It joins the Eugene S. Pike House in Dan Ryan Woods on Chicago’s South Side, the Century & Consumers Buildings on South State Street in the Chicago’s Loop, Rockford’s Elks Lodge No. 64 and Gillson Park in Wilmette.