|Reagan apartment--Janaury 6, 2013|
The Chicago Maroon, the school paper of the University of Chicago, supplies more details:
According to Peter Strazzabosco, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development, the City of Chicago's Historic Preservation Division will use this time to "reach out to the property owner and discuss alternatives to demolition."Reagan was the first president to live in Chicago and he's the only one who was born in Illinois.
Jack Spicer, who sits on the Hyde Park Historical Society board, supports the forced delay and believes the University should consider concerns from community members before tearing down the property.
"Respect ought to be paid whether or not you agree with [Reagan] politically," said Spicer, who has actively spoken out against the demolition.
The alderman for the ward where the Reagan apartment stands is Leslie Hairston--her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Hairston appears satisfied with having a plaque marking the site--as opposed to saving the building.
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