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Historic Pullman’s storied past, driven by George

Historic Pullman’s storied past, driven by George

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Little is straightforward about the motivations behind George Pullman’s perfectly planned town. A paternalistic wealthy industrialist or a daring social reformer; his company, trying to do its best for its employees or working hard to keep them down — these are the divergent roles, largely based on one’s point of(…)

Pullman group describes life in an historic district

Pullman group describes life in an historic district

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted by permission from the Beman Committee of the Pullman Civic Organization’s Guide for Historic Pullman District Home Owners. Visit pullmancivic.org for more information. “It is hereby declared necessary for the general welfare of the citizens of the City of Chicago…To safeguard the City of Chicago’s historic and cultural(…)

Frequently asked questions about landmark districts

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted by permission from the Beman Committee of the Pullman Civic Organization’s Guide for Historic Pullman District Home Owners. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about maintaining a home in the Pullman Historic District. Visit pullmancivic.org for more information. Q: What work requires a building permit? A: You(…)

The basics of Pullman homes

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted by permission from the Beman Committee of the Pullman Civic Organization’s Guide for Historic Pullman District Home Owners. Visit pullmancivic.org for more information. “Here for the first time in the history of city building have the dwellings for an entire community been scientifically and artistically built in every(…)

Pullman resident praises CNI rehabs

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Houses in Pullman that more than 100 years ago were starting strikes over high rents are now very affordable. According to one source, the neighborhood is friendlier than ever. Rev. Patricia Bethany Bolton, who lives in one of the homes refurbished by the Chicago Neighborhoods Initiative, described her experience living(…)

Fifth Third Bank robbed

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Fifth Third Bank located at 1420 E. 53rd St. was robbed Friday morning. Police News Affairs said a male entered the bank around 9:30 a.m. and demanded money from a bank teller. The teller complied and the man left with an unknown amount of U.S. currency. The man did(…)

Talking SSA: Member of SSA committee details advantages

Talking SSA: Member of SSA committee details advantages

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The advisory board for the proposed 53rd Street Special Services Area met on Thursday, Feb. 21 to discuss potential boundaries for the area, and spending priorities should the levy be approved. “We didn’t come to any conclusions or any decisions,” said Wendy Walker Williams, executive director of the South East(…)

Kozminski celebrating successes

Kozminski celebrating successes

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Family and community members were invited to Kozminski Elementary School, where several students were given medals for their work at an honor roll ceremony last week. The ceremony was the realization of the goals of the school’s principal, Myron Hester, who a year ago endeavored to transform Kozminski into(…)