May 14, 2008
A Message to my Chicago Readers
The Chicago Children's Museum proposal for its move to Grant Park goes before the Chicago Plan Commission tomorrow, May 15th. If you oppose the museum, please make your opinion known. Contact your alderman, sign the petition (see link in left column) on the Save Grant Park website, or write a letter to Mayor. Every voice will help, and now is the time to use yours.
The Chicago-Tribune has created a Grant Park Clearinghouse of their editorial board's campaign to protect Grant Park and includes videos of alternate sites. (The introduction is worth reading also.) For some additional background on the issue, please see Lynn Becker's ArchitectureChicago Plus and the timeline of Illinois Supreme Court Decisions pertaining to Grant Park.
This is important; it isn't kid's stuff...and Montgomery Ward is watching.
(Photo of A. Montgomery Ward from Wikipedia; created at FotoTrix.com)