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Michael Reese Hospital

A Letter From Concerned Citizens to Mayor Daley

Jim Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jim Peters

The disappointment over the loss of the 2016 Olympics should not prevent Chicagoans from realizing a great opportunity -- the redevelopment of the former Michael Reese Hospital Campus.

Daley: Casino On Olympic Village Site 'Unacceptable'

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley said today he is opposed to the idea floated by two aldermen to put a land-based casino where the city had hoped to build an Olymp...

Aldermen: Turn Planned Olympic Village Site Into Casino

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two alderman are floating the idea of putting a casino and theater complex where Chicago had hoped to build an Olympic Village for the 2016 Summer Gam...

Why We're in Copenhagen (Meeting the IOC, Again)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

The purpose of No Games Chicago's trip is to take a simple message to the members of the IOC -- the people of Chicago do not want the 2016 Olympics.

An Olympic Guarantee You Can Count On

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Olympics have displaced more than two million people in the last 20 years, especially minorities and the poor. With or without the Games, we're witnessing the clearing of two miles of lakefront property.

Michael Reese Demolition On Hold Until Olympics Decision

Newstips | Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Preservationists got a temporary reprieve last night with a public statement that demolition of buildings on the Michael Reese Hospital campus won't b...

Olympic Village Site Listed Among Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The old Michael Reese Hospital on Chicago's South Side, a centerpiece of the city's 2016 Olympics bid, was named among the Ten Most Endangered Histori...

Going, Going, Gone? Will Chicago Tear Down Buildings by Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius?

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

The best way to promote sustainable, environmentally responsible architecture is to adaptively reuse buildings where possible. The Michael Reese campus is the perfect place.

Michael Reese Building Won't Be Razed For Olympics: City

Chicago Tribune | David Heinzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite concern from some preservationists, the original building of Michael Reese Hospital will not be torn down as part of a redevelopment that coul...

Preservationists Take Aim At Plan To Demolish Michael Reese Hospital For Chicago Olympics

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new spotlight is shining on city officials and Chicago's Olympic organizers as they move ahead with a plan to tear down all or part of the Michael R...

Laid Off Michael Reese Workers To Get Olympics Job Training

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Michael Reese Hospital workers are getting new job training that kicks off today. One of the goals is to prepare these workers for Olympic jobs...

$86 Million Olympic Village Deal Approved

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's plan to borrow $86 million to acquire Michael Reese Hospital property for a $1.1 billion Olympic Village sailed through a City Council W...

City Council Wants More Diversity In Chicago Olympic Bid

Crain's Chicago Business | Lorene Yue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Finance Committee of Chicago's City Council has postponed deciding whether the city should purchase the Michael Reese Hospital site for its Olympi...

Chicago Olympic Village Site Set

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Construction of a $1.1 billion Olympic Village will be moved to the campus of Michael Reese Hospital after all, now that the property owner has agreed...

Chicago Olympic Village Could Still Be At Reese Hospital Site

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It looks like the on-again, off-again plan to move the $1.1 billion Olympic Village to the campus of Michael Reese Hospital could be back on again. A...

Michael Reese Hospital Files For Bankruptcy

Crain's Chicago Business | Mike Colias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Michael Reese Hospital has filed for bankruptcy protection. The South Side hospital said in a Chapter 11 petition filed in federal court in Chicago S...

Olympic Plans Hit Snag

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Faced with soaring demolition and environmental cleanup costs and a recalcitrant property owner, the Daley administration has broken off talks aimed a...

Community Groups Demand Voice On Olympics

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

a coalition of a dozen community groups and labor unions from Chicago's South and West Sides held their second press conference in two weeks near the ...