Something Stirring at DuSable Park
Nov10

Something Stirring at DuSable Park

It’s been a little over a year since the Environmental Protection Agency finished removing radioactive soil from what will some day become DuSable Park, at 401 North Lake Shore Drive. Since then, the seed that was sprayed on the new hill has mostly sprouted, and the place has been pretty quiet. Until recently. DuSable Park in November, 2021. (Courtesy of Streeterville Spy Brian.) Streeterville Spy Brian was out there this week,...

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33 Years Later, Chicago’s DuSable Park Still Not Ready
Mar05

33 Years Later, Chicago’s DuSable Park Still Not Ready

If you thought this was going to be the year you could finally pack a picnic hamper with egg salad sandwiches, pull on your favorite sun bonnet, and head to DuSable Park to enjoy a warm spring afternoon in downtown Chicago, you’re as loopy as that lady who sits in the hobo corner on the Brown Line scat singing the Check Please theme music to herself. It’s been a third of a century since Mayor Harold Washington declared the...

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