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Hospital Master Planner Proposed

Thursday, January 20, 2005
Special to suffredin.org

The effort to save Old Cook County Hospital from demolition began in June 2003. Since that time, many re-use proposals have been submitted to the County without any action by the Administration. Today, President Stroger submitted a proposal to hire a master planner for the entire hospital complex. This proposal will be scrutinized by the Construction Committee.

Commissioner Larry Suffredin, leader of the fight to save the Old Hospital Building and find a productive re-use, called this action, "A positive step that now must lead to true action in saving the Old Hospital and saving the taxpayers of Cook County significant dollars."


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