News Coverage

New Library in West Rogers Park. By Pamela Stauffer, Chair, West Rogers Park Community Organization (WRPCO), Spring 2015. The plan for the new library started here. This column provides an excellent overview of the origins of the LEARN Coalition and the beginnings of the quest for a new library.

Is the City Overdue in Renovating the Library in West Ridge? A Look at the History of the Northtown LibraryBy Matthew Wamyx, 9/29/16 (originally published in The Historian, publication of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Spring, 2016)

Mayor wants to build architectural library gems in CHA housing. By Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, 10/20/16

CHA and CPL plan co-located housing, libraries. ABC Eyewitness News, 10/22/16

Here’s What We Know About the First-Ever Library, Senior Housing Complex. By Linze Rice, DNA Info, 11/15/16

Architects selected to design new library and housing facilities. By Jacob Wittich, Chicago Sun-Times, 3/19/17)

Three prominent Chicago architects selected for combined public housing/library projects. By Jay Koziarz, Curbed Chicago, 3/21/17

Mayor unveils combined public housing, library designs: Are they more than pretty pictures? Column by Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, 3/18/17

New West Ridge Library to be Designed by Firm Behind O’Hare, Rush Hospital. By Linze Rice, DNA Info, 3/20/17.

West Ridge Library Meeting with Designers, CHA Monday at Warren Park by Linze Rice, DNA Info, 4/8/17

A West Ridge Cultural Center? Ideas Sought for Closing Northtown Library by Linze Rice, DNA Info, 6/20/17