From Chicago to Cairo, Illinois’ most endangered historic places are full of interesting stories

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FILE – In this March 19, 2013 file photo, soprano Renee Fleming performs with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. The glass-paneled building is mentioned as a possible location for a casino should Illinois lawmakers pass a proposed plan. Trying to get a Chicago casino isn’t new, but the latest proposal OK’d recently by the Illinois Senate is seen as the best chance yet. There are still lingering concerns about corruption. The bill proposes five casinos, including in Chicago. The city casino would have its own board, something experts say is unique among other urban casinos that report to state boards. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Bonnie McDonald, president & CEO of Landmarks Illinois, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about Landmarks Illinois’ annual Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, places that are ‘threatened by a lack of proper maintenance due to neglect or insufficient funding for repair and face the threat of demolition and/or inappropriate redevelopment.’

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