The Plant in Back of the Yards is among the 250 cool places featured during Open House Chicago.Eric Allix Rogers/ Open House Chicago

Explore The Plant, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church At Open House Chicago

Zap Props and Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist Temple are among the Back of the Yards and Bridgeport sites that will be on display.

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Construction Begins On ‘One Chicago Square’ Across From Holy Name Cathedral, Will Feature An 88-Story Tower

Workers are currently trying to get rid of rodents like rats in the area, and "abatement will remain a priority" during construction, Hopkins said.

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Ousted Ald. Joe Moore To Step Down As Ward Committeeman, Backs State Rep. Cassidy To Replace Him

Moore won't give up politics, though: “I cannot give up politics anymore than I can give up breathing," he said.