Tribune archive photo
July 17, 1989
Mayor Richard Daley talks with Alexander Lerner of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, while Gov. James Thompson chats with other members of the new board at a press conference about the renovation of the Navy Pier. Daley and Thompson vowed to revive the rotting Navy Pier and, with an infusion of state cash and a blue-ribbon board to oversee its rehabilitation, make it the city's shining jewel along the lakefront.