Gapers Block - A site about Chicago, IL.
This is an incredible piece and I recommend you read this, preferably in the fullscreen version there is a link to.
— Definition of blighted areas and conservation areas according to the Illinois Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act
It came to light in 2001 that Edgewater Medical Center had been defrauding Medicare. Among the procedures the hospital was performing were unnecessary angioplasties, and two patients died from the unneeded procedures. Eventually, the fraud came to light and Medicare decided to stop reimbursing Edgewater Medical Center. The hospital closed in December 2001 after a string of financial problems, left in a state that seems as if everyone up and left.
Twelve years later, Edgewater Medical Center still sits empty, a dangerous eyesore."
I wrote another lengthy piece about a hospital building.