• Deanna Isaacs
  • NU’s Eugene Sunshine and commissioners after the vote

The hero of the Prentice Hospital saga wasn’t there on Thursday, when the Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted once again to take back the landmark designation it had given—and rescinded—in a single day last November.

And since he wasn’t there, the vote was unanimous.

Clear as the rubber stamp slapped on a mayoral order.

So that’s one huge obstacle out of the way for Northwestern University, which owns the 38-year-old Bertrand Goldberg-designed structure, and wants to destroy it, immediately.