I still remember when I first visited Chicago as a tourist. Friends in the area advised me: Don’t go to Aurora and expect to find the Spindle. That hallowed site, I soon learned, was in nearby Berwyn.
But last year brought the news that a planned strip mall renovation project would displace the rust-belt monolith. The latest from the Trib is that the developer’s expansion project is moving forward – albeit slowly. The property manager for the retail center estimates it may cost $300,000 to refurbish the Spindle. No word yet on whether or not the owners will pay out to save the circa-1989 relic.