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Thursday, March 22

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Cheryl Kent writes if Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital is demolished without review, it will be done outside of the city's legal process. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has been either unable or unwilling to rule on the building's landmark status since its removal from the June 2011 agenda, and a closed-door negotiation has been substituted for the city's formal process. Put another way, if the landmarks commission doesn't do its job, who does?

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