The bad guys are in Grant Park and Montgomery Ward is turning over in his grave

The bad guys are in Grant Park and Montgomery Ward is turning over in his grave
Photo/Jim Borman

There's a bank in Grant Park.  On the east side of South Michigan Avenue.  A bank.  In Grant Park!

All of a sudden.  A pop-up bank.  And no one bats an eyelash.  Tiny dancer is squawking like crazy about Donald Trump putting his logo on his own building, a deal that was signed, sealed and delivered a long time ago.  But he lets a bank get built in Grant Park?  The people's park, the park that isn't supposed to have any structure of any kind in it.  Not even a children's museum once upon a time that was going to be tucked in a corner and basically underground.

An ugly little bank, too.  Bright orange and blue with zero redeeming value. A branch of the fifth largest bank in the US.  A bank that tries to get unsuspecting yokels visiting Grant Park festivals to use their "services."

Every bank in the world has offices, ATMs and plenty of bankers across the street to service us folks on the west side of Michigan Avenue.  But Rahm lets a bank get built on the Grant Park side?  A particularly beautiful and historic part of Grant Park, too.  Talk about an eyesore.  Talk about a guy who has contempt for the city he's supposed to be running.

So why is Rahm taking on Trump--and not the PNC bank in Grant Park for being completely hideous? An architectural eyesore, an inappropriate use of city land.  Something that is so wrong in the annals of Chicago history, it takes one's breath away.

Let's figure it out.  For starters, everyone hates Trump.  Right?  If you're running for reelection as mayor of Chicago, and you  need to raise your approval rating over 30 percent (for starters), you need a popular cause. Right?  So taking on a guy who everyone in the city hates on general principles--because he's an arrogant phony who wears a toupee--may get you going building up your voter base.  Right?

Well, Rahm (an arrogant phony who doesn't wear a rug on his head), guess what?  Everyone hates banks, too.

Photo/Jim Borman

Photo/Jim Borman

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