Chicago's Landmark Protection Law Upheld Once More

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT) -- An Illinois judge on Wednesday threw out for the second time a challenge to Chicago's historic landmark protection law, after the case was reopened in an appeals court at the request of the suit's property owner plaintiffs.

Judge Sophia H. Hall of Illinois Circuit Court in Cook County said Albert C. Hanna and Carol Mrowka had failed to meet a burden of proof to change the ordinance or rein in the authoritative powers of Chicago's landmark commission. The two had argued that the ordinance's seven criteria...
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