Michael Reese Hospital To Be Demolished

Plans to preserve the 109 year old Michael Reese Hospital building have been scrapped by the city, breaking a promise made to preservationists years ago.

With budgets tight and city coffers being low, there is no money for the $13.5 million dollar renovation.

A gaping hole in the roof, water damage to the interior,  and squatters who have stripped the building for salvage and resale have left the city with no choice but to demolish the building.

Read the entire story from the Sun-Times.


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