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updated: 11/11/2013 9:39 AM

West Chicago reviewing pact to fix historic house

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  • Plans to save the 144-year-old Joel Wiant House in West Chicago have yet to be finalized.

       Plans to save the 144-year-old Joel Wiant House in West Chicago have yet to be finalized.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer


More than a month after West Chicago City Council members signed off on a plan to save a 144-year-old house from demolition, officials have yet to finalize the agreement.

The city council's development committee on Monday night is expected to review the proposed contract that would allow the West Chicago Community Center to proceed with its planned restoration of the Joel Wiant House at 151 W. Washington St.

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There were some issues that arose that prevented the pact from being approved sooner, officials said. As part of its review, the development panel may have to consider extending an April 30 deadline that had been set for the nonprofit group to resolve a list of exterior building code violations.

The development committee meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at city hall, 475 Main St., in West Chicago.

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