Members of the West Chicago Historical Preservation Commission say the Joel Wiant House at 151 W. Washington St. should be saved. The 144-year-old structure was built for one of DuPage County's first white settlers, who became a prominent businessman.
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West Chicago aldermen would need to overrule a local historical preservation commission in order to allow the city to demolish a 144-year-old house to make room for downtown redevelopment.