News stories about the sale of 909 W. Armitage

 

January 3, 2019

Block Club Chicago
Old Town School of Folk Music’s Executive Director Steps Down, Citing Health Issues
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/03/old-town-school-of-folk-musics-executive-director-steps-down-citing-health

Chicago Tribune
Old Town School of Folk Music's executive director resigns while on medical leave
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-old-town-school-director-resignation-20190103-story.html

Patch.com
Old Town School of Folk Music Exec. Director Announces Retirement
https://patch.com/illinois/lincolnpark/old-town-school-folk-music-exec-director-announces-retirement

WBEZ
Leadership Changes At Chicago’s Old Town School Of Folk Music
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/leadership-changes-at-chicagos-old-town-school-of-folk-music/e30af590-0f1f-4ea6-8779-f24942790eae


December 11, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Old Town School Of Folk Music Teachers Want To Unionize To Give Them Voice In How School Is Run
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/12/11/old-town-school-of-folk-music-teachers-want-to-unionize-to-give-them-voice-in-how-school-is-run

Chicago Tribune
Old Town School teachers file for union representation after sale put on pause
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-old-town-school-union-20181211-story.html

WBBM Newsradio
Old Town School Of Folk Music Teachers Announce Plans To Unionize
https://wbbm780.radio.com/old-town-school-folk-music-teachers-unionization

WBEZ News
Teachers At Chicago's Old Town School Of Folk Music Forming Union
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/teachers-at-chicagos-old-town-school-of-folk-music-forming-union/5bff675c-a973-403b-a315-d9de98c9704f

WLS-TV Chicago - ABC7 Eyewitness News
Old Town School of Folk Music teachers plan to unionize
https://abc7chicago.com/business/old-town-school-of-folk-music-teachers-plan-to-unionize/4878534/


December 4, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Old Town School Of Folk Music Postpones Planned Sale Of Armitage Building After Community Outcry
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/12/04/old-town-school-postpones-planned-sale-of-armitage-building/

Chicago Tribune
Old Town School delays Lincoln Park building sale, will close music store
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-old-town-music-sale-hold-20181204-story.html

Crain’s Chicago Business
Old Town School postpones sale of Armitage building
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/old-town-school-postpones-sale-armitage-building


December 3, 2018

WBBM News Radio
Old Town School Of Folk Music Hits Pause Button On Building Sale
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/old-town-school-folk-music-hits-pause-building-sale


November 30, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Students Meet With Old Town School Of Folk Leadership, Say They Want To Help School Save Armitage Building
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/30/students-meet-with-old-town-school-of-folk-leadership-say-they-want-to-help-school-save-armitage-building/


November 28, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Don’t Sell Old Town School Of Folk Music’s Armitage Avenue Building, Fans Plead In Letters
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/28/dont-sell-old-town-school-of-folk-musics-armitage-avenue-building-fans-plead-in-letters/


November 26, 2018

Chicago Tribune
Old Town School executive director takes leave of absence
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-old-town-school-controversy-20181126-story.html


November 20, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Old Town School Of Folk Music Says Buyout Offers Have Nothing To Do With Sale Of Armitage Avenue Building
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/20/old-town-school-of-folk-says-buyout-offers-have-nothing-to-do-with-sale-of-armitage-avenue-building


November 18, 2018


November 10, 2018

ABC 7 Eyewitness News
Sale of Old Town School of Folk Music building sparks controversy
https://abc7chicago.com/business/sale-of-old-town-school-of-folk-music-building-sparks-controversy/4665400/

Chicago Tribune
Students, teachers, supporters rally at Old Town School location in Lincoln Park to decry planned closure
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-save-old-town-school-rally-20181109-story.html


November 9, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Rally To Save Old Town School Of Folk’s Armitage Avenue Building Planned For Saturday
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/09/rally-to-save-old-town-school-of-folks-armitage-avenue-building-planned-for-saturday/


November 1, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Old Town School Of Folk Teachers See ‘No Wisdom’ In Plan To Sell Armitage Avenue Building: A letter signed by 117 teachers said Old Town’s administration has increasingly treated students “as wallets rather than family members.”
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/01/old-town-school-of-folk-teachers-see-no-wisdom-in-plan-to-sell-armitage-avenue-building/


October 26, 2018

Chicago Tribune
More than 3,700 sign Old Town School of Folk Music petition to change nonprofit’s leadership
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-old-town-school-petition-20181026-story.html

Nonprofit Quarterly
A Good Nonprofit Decision Badly Made is No Good at All
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/10/26/a-good-nonprofit-decision-badly-made-is-no-good-at-all/


October 24, 2018

Block Club Chicago
Old Town School Of Folk Students Start Petition To Save Armitage Avenue Location
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/10/24/old-town-school-of-folk-students-start-petition-to-save-armitage-avenue-building/

ABC 7 Eyewitness News
Old Town School of Folk Music puts Lincoln Park building up for sale
https://abc7chicago.com/realestate/old-town-school-of-folk-music-puts-building-up-for-sale/4549327/


October 23, 2018

Patch.com
Old Town School Of Folk Music To Sell, Close Lincoln Park Campus
https://patch.com/illinois/lincolnpark/old-town-school-folk-music-sell-close-lincoln-park-campus

Chicago Tribune
Old Town School of Folk Music building in Lincoln Park to be sold to fund struggling nonprofit
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-old-town-school-sale-20181023-story.html

Block Club Chicago
Old Town School Of Folk Music Says It’s Selling Its Armitage Avenue Building: The Aldine Hall at 909 W. Armitage Ave. was once the main home of the school
https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/10/23/old-town-school-of-folk-music-says-its-selling-its-armitage-avenue-building/


October 22, 2018

Crain’s Chicago Business
Old Town School to sell, close its longtime Lincoln Park campus
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/old-town-school-sell-close-its-longtime-lincoln-park-campus