Bishop Louis Henry Ford and neighborhood children with the cupola of the Clarke House as the building was moved in 1977. (Courtesy of the Saint Paul Church of God in Christ archives)

The Clarke House, built in 1836, is now the Clarke-Ford House to reflect the stewardship of Bishop Louis Henry and Margaret Ford, who rescued the building for posterity.

The Clarke House Museum. (Courtesy of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

A measure was introduced to City Council to rename the Henry B. Clarke House as the Henry B. and Caroline Clarke/Bishop Louis Henry and Margaret Ford House. The change will better reflect all of the home’s most influential owners, city officials said.

The Century Building, 202 S. State St., built in 1915, architects Holabird and Roche. Consumers Building, 220 S. State St., built in 1913, architects Jenney, Mundie and Jensen. (Preservation Chicago / Eric Allix Rogers)

The fate of a pair of endangered 20th century State Street skyscrapers remains up in the air after the Commission on Chicago Landmarks punted during its monthly meeting Thursday when it came time to decide whether to afford the Century and Consumers buildings landmark status.

Design rendering of the Obama Presidential Center. (Courtesy of The Obama Foundation)

The ongoing federal review of plans to construct the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park hit a minor speed bump when the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office weighed in. What does it mean for the controversial project?

With wildlife sightings on the rise in Illinois, we discuss how residents can coexist with animals returning to the regions they once inhabited.