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Cook County Land Bank

Cook County Land Bank
Cook County Land Bank

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

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.

Englewood, Chatham