Tag: Obama presidential library

Mr. Obama, keep your monstrous menhir out of Jackson Park

Mr. President, you’re supposedly not just a progressive, but a Chicago progressive, where protection of the city’s crown jewel–the lakefront and its parks–is a progressive axiom. Yet, here you are, pushing ahead in the face of community objections to jam your ugly presidential menhir into the city’s beloved Jackson Park and deface a pearl in Daniel Burnham’s magnificent plan... Read more »

Obama library site still a disappointment

Some of Chicago’s lakefront and park activists seem to have lost their voice when it comes to plunking the Barack Obama presidential library into a lakefront park. Friends of the Parks, which fought bravely and successfully against that Lucas Museum monstrosity on the lakefront farther north, has diplomatically said further study is needed before commenting on... Read more »

Will 'community activist' Barack Obama allow his library to trash a South Side community?

Barack Obama began as a “community activist” on Chicago’s Far South Side, protecting regular folk from the plundering of the rich and powerful. Now the rich and powerful–Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the University of Chicago, to name a couple–are trying to grab parkland from a South Side neighborhood. For Obama’s presidential library. (Story is... Read more »
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