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Daniel Burnham

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  • Preserve parkland that would be used for Obama library

    Carving off 20 or so acres from public parks (such as Washington Park and Jackson Park) for the Obama presidential library flies in the face of the guiding principle of Daniel Burnham: that land should be set aside for all the people and not a privileged few. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District commissioners (who are appointed and not elected by residents of the city of Chicago) are serving the privileged few. Especially on hot summer days, parks are the refuge for people without air-conditioning in crowded conditions.
  • The Plan of Chicago journey, so far

     The Plan of Chicago journey, so far
    "A century ago civic architect Daniel Burnham mapped a physical future for this city. He had intended to design social remedies as well but didn't deliver. Today, with education failures, joblessness, crime and other intertwined challenges confronting...

    REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'All Our Tragic' by The Hypocrites ★★★★
    "Make no little plans" long has been the mantra of this city, a common justification for our hubristic plans for the skyline or lakefront, often trumping fiscal prudence. But between 11 o'clock in the morning and 11 at night on Sunday, a stretch of...

    Review: The Promontory

    Review: The Promontory
    The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 312-801-2100 Rating: 3.5 (out of four) Heating up Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers, LA Fitness, Chipotle—there's no question that the Harper Court redevelopment has brought a number of shiny new chains to...

    Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health

    Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health
    Richard M. Daley won't have to take the witness stand in the case over the city's controversial contract with a clout-heavy group of investors to run a Millennium Park restaurant after attorneys for the Park Grill agreed it would be a “medical...