In a session with enough piss and vinegar to make Judge Judy jealous, Cook County Circuit Court judge Neil H. Cohen gave the National Trust for Historic Preservation until February 15 to amend its lawsuit against the city and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for their hurry-up revocation of landmark protection for Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Hospital.

If they don’t, their case will be dismissed and Northwestern University will be free to take the unique building down in order to build a medical research center on its site.

Judge Cohen also threw coplaintiff Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois off the case.

Details to come . . .