No Eminent Domain Issues Or Homeowner Displacement Would Impact South Side Obama Library
Jan11

No Eminent Domain Issues Or Homeowner Displacement Would Impact South Side Obama Library

A potential Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Library received the endorsement of Alderman Pat Dowell (third ward) during a recent meeting on the proposed site. The meeting was co-hosted by Dowell and the University of Chicago. Several hundred attendees heard a presentation on the Washington Park proposal. Dowell strongly supported building the library on the South Side of Chicago at the proposed location. This...

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Pressure Pack Posits Parks in Peril
Nov25

Pressure Pack Posits Parks in Peril

We’re used to thinking of parks as forever places.  Permanent municipal installations that often have been here since we were born, and will remain long after we’ve passed. But not so fast, says Friends of the Parks, the Chicago group that pops up every time someone even thinks about placing a brick near Grant Park.  Taking a page from Preservation Illinois, it’s put out a list of the city’s most endangered...

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Slice of Life: This is a Lawn

Found this down in Washington Park one day.  The one part of the lawn that isn’t the lawn is a metal manhole cover indicating “Lawn.”  Yes.  Yes it...

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