Plans for University of Illinois research center in Chicago move ahead: Plans for the big Discovery Partners Institute research center in the South Loop took a meaningful step forward today as Related Midwest announced it has transferred to the University of Illinois the title to an acre of land near the southwest corner of Related’s property, The 78. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

St. Anthony Gets $900K In Federal Funds To Plan, Design Focal Point Hospital In Little Village: St. Anthony Hospital is getting more than $900,000 in federal funds to launch the design and relocation of the hospital to the Focal Point Community Campus in the heart of Little Village. The $923,000 was passed through Congress with the support of Rep. Jesús “Chuy” Garcia, who represents the area, according to a news release. (Block Club Chicago)

Howard Brown to begin work on new, bigger Lake View health clinic: Howard Brown Health is starting construction Friday on a $44 million clinic allowing it to expand health services in Lakeview. The five-story, 71,000-square-foot building is expected to open in 2023. Howard Brown executives said the building at 3501 N. Halsted St. is designed to serve 23,000 patients a year compared with the 7,500 patients seen annually at its current location, 3245 N. Halsted. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Howard Brown Health at 3501 N Halsted StEckenhoff Saunders Architects

Salvation Army Closes River West Thrift Store, Drug Rehab Center Near Tribune Printing Plant Being Considered For Casino: The Salvation Army has permanently closed its adult rehabilitation center and thrift store in River West, citing “significant disruptions” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The River West thrift store, 509 N. Union Ave., has long been a destination in the neighborhood for cheap furniture and clothing. The closure comes as the Tribune Publishing Center, directly north of the thrift store at 700 W. Chicago Ave., made the city’s shortlist to host Chicago’s first casino. (Block Club Chicago)

DuSable Lake Shore Drive Could Get Bus-Only Lanes, Tolls And More Lakefront Park Space In Proposed Overhaul ( Plans to overhaul the northern leg of DuSable Lake Shore Drive are coming into focus as city and state officials unveiled five redesign proposals under consideration for the massive project. The city and state’s transportation agencies have worked since 2013 on the Redefine the Drive plan to reconstruct DuSable Lake Shore Drive from Grand to Hollywood avenues. Much of the road was built in the 1930s. Though it has been repaved and widened, many of its bridges and tunnels are deteriorating. (Block Club Chicago)