Two huge assaults on Chicago's historic park system are under way and who the hell seems to care?
There's the combination of two public, historic and affordable golf courses--South Shore and Jackson Park--into a single, high-end, probably expensive courses designed by Tiger Woods that will most likely shut out the the Chicagoans who can't afford to play there.
And there's the President Obama library that will gobble up and despoil the beautifully designed Jackson Park itself.
Just about all we hear are stories about how wonderful it will be. How it will be a boon for the people who most need help.
The city's establishment is rushing through public hearings, scheduling one in a place that could only hold 75 people, thereby shutting out people who objected to the plans. As if the city would listen to any objections anyway.
Maybe the defenders of Chicago's parks and lakefront against this destructive intrusion into the ground-breaking parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and others are making a lot of noise about this assault, and it just isn't getting covered by the media.
Yes, there are a few objections being heard such as "Will Tiger Woods golf course displace South Shore Nature Sanctuary?" and "The hazards of combining Jackson Park, South Shore golf courses."
But aside from that, why is it up to a suburbanite--me--to scream about this desecration?