West Chicago officials are seeking permission from the city's historic preservation commission to demolish the 144-year-old Joel Wiant House. It appears unlikely that will happen. But the city council gets the final say on whether the house at 151 W. Washington St. will be razed.
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If West Chicago chooses to demolish a 144-year-old house it owns in the downtown area, it probably won’t have the support of the city’s historical preservation commission. The advisory panel next week is expected to reject — for the second time — a request by the city to raze the Joel Wiant House.