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Cook County looks to redevelop former Oak Forest Hospital campus

It was a poor farm for Chicago’s indigent and sanitarium for tuberculosis patients, then later a full-service hospital.

Now the site of the former Oak Forest Hospital, closed since 2011, is in line for a redevelopment that will depend heavily on private investment and take years to fully realize.

Cook County is in the very early stages of the process, bringing on a bevy of consultants, headed by real estate services firm CBRE, to figure out how the property can be reused including what needs to be preserved…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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