Obama or no, Chicago's public parks should not be free for the taking

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Obama or no, Chicago's public parks should not be free for the taking

Obama or no, Chicago's public parks should not be free for the taking
Jan 11, 2018
Crain's Chicago

It's a great honor for Chicago to host the Obama Presidential Center, which could bring exceptional benefits to residents and businesses alike. But it's disgraceful and undemocratic to confiscate 19-plus acres of nationally significant, historic Olmsted & Vaux-designed parkland, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and held in public trust for nearly 150 years, for the purpose.