Now, the Save Prentice Coalition has launched a petition drive to demonstrate support for saving the hospital. Check out the petition and sign here. The petition urges Ald.Reilly to move forward with designating Prentice as an official Chicago landmark, something the Landmarks Commission hasn't listed a finger to do. Reilly's ward office can also be reached via phone (312.642.4242) or email.
Bowling for Prentice benefit at 10 Pin, in another unprotected Bertrand Goldberg landmark, Marina City. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
$35 for Adults, includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, gourmet pizza buffet and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds will support the Save Prentice advocacy campaign.Like the Adler and Sullivan's Garrick Theater and Chicago Stock Exchange buildings, this is one of the most critical preservation battles in the city's history. To avoid the same disastrous result as those battles - to Chicago, it's architectural legacy, and the character of the city - this is the time to step up. Do a little bowling, a little shouting. Sign the petition, and urge others to do so, as well. Make your voice heard against those who would destroy our history just because they can.