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And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate.
LINCOLN PARK— One of Lincoln Park's last remaining pieces of its former industrial self will soon be demolished to make way for an eventual reuse as the demolition of the sprawling A. Finkl & Sons Co. complex on the western edge of Lincoln Park is expected to begin in the coming months.
ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT— The fate of Chicago's old Cook County Hospital is likely to be decided in the coming weeks, and so far, residents are not supportive of the idea of converting the century-old building into residences.
KENWOOD— After sitting on the market for over two years, Frank Lloyd Wright's George Blossom House is finally under contract. The home has fallen into severe disrepair over the years and its future is still uncertain.
THE LOOP— The Chicago Riverwalk is currently undergoing a massive $100 million construction effort that will extend the Riverwalk and completely transform the way Chicago residents and tourists explore downtown. Here's how the extension will change Chicago.