Anti-Defamation League announces three closings for Chicago building lobbies

The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday announced three new closings for Chicago’s Central Park Tower, The Cook County Courthouse Annex and First United Methodist Church’s Courthouse Chapel, as economic pressures in the state’s slow-growth economy…

Anti-Defamation League announces three closings for Chicago building lobbies

The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday announced three new closings for Chicago’s Central Park Tower, The Cook County Courthouse Annex and First United Methodist Church’s Courthouse Chapel, as economic pressures in the state’s slow-growth economy continue to affect the public and private building sectors.

These closings are the first announced by the ADL since it received input from 27 community groups about how to determine which nonprofit building should remain open, even if it means closing a jail or courthouse.

In the past three years, the city has closed Chicago’s 10th and 10th ward police districts, two Cook County mental health wards, a University of Illinois-Chicago laboratory, Chicago’s second tax-based municipal court and Riverwest Academy in Lakeview. Cook County then closed the Elmwood Park branch library branch and three schools — two in Chicago, one in Glenview — as budget crises worsened.

The ADL can be contacted at [email protected] or 312-624-4070.

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