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The Commission on Chicago Landmarks promised to take up the matter of Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Hospital this fall, but we probably shouldn’t hold our breath. It isn’t on the agenda for the commission’s meeting Thursday, and the next regular meeting isn’t until November 1.

It’s enough to make you suspect that someone’s hoping public interest (fanned by 80 architects lobbying for preservation) will fade away before the commission has to make a decision.

Meanwhile NU continues to wage a public relations campaign in support of its plan to destroy Prentice and replace it with a new medical research center. They’ve been struggling mightily—and spending abundantly on newspaper and broadcast ads—to convince Chicago residents that they have to choose between saving Prentice and saving lives.