Read all about it at Sun-Times.
Our alderman is quoted as saying, "I'm very respectful to my fellow aldermen. It is not lightly that I say this. But when we're talking about the heart of this downtown park system, we're talking about a citywide asset," said Ald. Helen Shiller (46th).
Update: A reader writes in:
"Please let your readers know that Save Grant Park is working hard in
Uptown to knock some common sense into Helen Shiller's head.
People can sign the petition at www.SaveGrantPark.org and learn other
ways they can help.
In addition, Save Grant Park continues to solicit ideas for alternative
locations. Many people I've talked to have suggested Uptown, perhaps
even Wilson Yards.
If people like that idea, they should register their support here:
Save Grant Park has argued that the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
proves that Uptown, Logan Square, Garfield Park, Washington Park, and
other neighborhoods throughout the city are viable alternatives to
building in Grant Park.
The Indianapolis museum - the largest, best attended, and most acclaimed
Children's museum in the country - is located six miles from downtown in
a racially diverse neighborhood, where it generates $60 million a year
in economic development."