Category: South Shore

Considering the politics invading the nature sanctuary

When the Chicago Park District dedicated the three-and-a-half acre South Shore Nature Sanctuary in 2002, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) was eager to keep the credit for the space…

Asset strategy must be at the heart of rebuilding the Fifth Ward

A couple of weeks ago, in a bid to appear proactive after 20 years of inaction,  Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston announced a plan to borrow our way…

Moving beyond 71st Street

by Gabriel Piemonte The folks at Reclaiming South Shore for Everybody were the first to bring me (and the 464 other people in the group) the news that…

Our South Side crisis in leadership

by Gabriel Piemonte Some people get a kick out of besmirching others in public. Still others like to throw a rock and hide their hand, starting rumors that…

Make no big bad plans, with three illustrations

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