Cook County Land Bank
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
A Bronzeville Family Is Creating A Community Garden To Share Their Love Of Their New Neighborhood
The family moved to Bronzeville in 2018. After seeing a community garden across their street, they applied to expand it through the Cook County Land Bank Authority.
Restoration Of 35 Historic But Vacant Pullman Row Houses Underway
The homes, which have sat vacant for decades, will be restored and sold as affordable housing.
A West Side Fashion Brand Almost Lost Its Store Because Of The Landlord’s Unpaid Taxes — So It Bought The Building
Fort Maner opened in 2018 and nearly closed a year later when the building was about to be sold after years of unpaid taxes. "We were frightened. We didn't know what was going to happen," one of the co-owners said.
Health Center, Child Care, Affordable Homes Planned To Bring ‘Opportunities For Economic Growth’ To West Side
The project aims to build wealth among legacy West Siders and catalyze other community-driven initiatives in Austin.
Land Bank, DL3 Realty Still Negotiating Sale Of Washington Park National Bank Building
The Land Bank accepted DL3's proposal in March 2019. Once the sale is finalized, the developer aims demolish the nearly century-old building and replace it with a new one.
Despite Delays In Sale, Plans To Raze And Redevelop Long-Vacant Washington Park National Bank Building Remain
Developer DL3 Realty is still planning on building a bank, YMCA and coworking space on the site.
A Life-Changing Moment: Woman Wins A Free Bungalow As Part Of Land Bank Giveaway
Vanessa Johnson beat out 15,000 other applicants to win a newly rehabbed three-bedroom Washington Heights bungalow.
Want A Free Single-Family Home Renovated By HGTV’s Downing Brothers? Here’s How To Win It
You have until Sept. 15 to enter to win a free South Side home renovated by the famous Downing twins.