James R. Thompson Center

building in Chicago

The James R. Thompson Center is a dome shaped building that is about 93 meters to the top of the building. It is a building of house offices of the state of Illinois. The center was named after Governor James R. Thompson in 1993. It opened in 1985. It is located in Chicago, Illinois.

The James R. Thompson Center

In 2015,[1] and again in 2017,[2] Governor Bruce Rauner also proposed selling the property, and a legislative committee to explore his request was announced by Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan in February 2017.

On February 13, 2018, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer was shot and killed by Shomari Legghetti, while Bauer was perusing a suspected outside of the Thompson Center.[3][4]


  1. "Gov. Rauner Puts Thompson Center Up for Sale | Chicago Tonight | WTTW". Chicagotonight.wttw.com. 2017-08-21. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
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  3. "Chicago police commander gunned down in Loop while pursuing a suspect". Chicago Tribune. February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  4. "Felon Wearing Body Armor 'Executed' Chicago Police Cmdr. After Struggle in Thompson Center Stairwell". NBC. February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.

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