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Mary Ann Smith

Emanuel appoints 3 new members to city landmarks panel

Addressing criticism that he had eroded the authority of Chicago's landmarks commission, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named two architects to the panel, which later this year is expected to consider permanent protected status for Marina City. The architects named to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks are Juan Moreno, whose designs include the El Centro branch of Northeastern Illinois University along the Kennedy Expressway, and Gabriel Ignacio Dziekiewicz, who heads the Chicago architectural firm DesignBridge. Emanuel is also appointing Carmen A. Rossi, a restaurateur, to the commission. City Council approval of the appointments is expected. In 2011, shortly after taking...