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Illinois Bell Building. Image by CCL

Landmarks Commission Approves Preliminary Landmark Status for the Illinois Bell Building in The Loop

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) has approved preliminary landmark status for the Illinois Bell Building in The Loop. Located at 225 W Randolph Street, the building stands at the corner of W Randolph Street and N Franklin Street. The tower rises 427 feet over 31 floors, and was constructed in 1965. The building was originally home to the headquarters of its namesake tenant, the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, while most recently home to AT&T offices.

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Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House. Image by CCL

Landmarks Commission Approves Preliminary Landmark Status for Emmett Till House

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has approved preliminary landmark status for the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House. Located at 6427 S St. Lawrence Avenue in West Woodlawn, the brick two-story is the former home of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. The two lived on the second floor with Emmett’s aunt and uncle on the first floor, and his cousins on the basement level.

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18th Street in Pilsen via Google Maps

Pilsen Historic District Landmark Decision Delayed Until 2021

The final decision on passing the landmarking of the proposed Pilsen Historic District has been pushed off until 2021, after the Commission on Chicago Landmarks (CCL) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) requested a six-month extension from Chicago City Council. This extension will push the decision until the end of January 2021, with the final landmark decision going into effect on February 1st, 2021 if no other action is taken.

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