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What does the South Side’s future require?

by Gabriel Piemonte When I began these essays about the changes coming to the South Side, my focal point was the unnamed development corporation being organized to control…

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…

The Framework Plan that wasn’t

by Gabriel Piemonte The meetings recently held by the Chicago Park District and featuring presentations by the Obama Foundation and Tiger Woods Golf Course representatives were touted as…

What will be lost: Another view on Jackson Park

Here is another voice from yet another South Sider who describes movingly the cast of these changes to Jackson Park: We are afraid of the new and that…

A voice speaking against development in Jackson Park

Here is another voice of a resident of the South Side who describes so eloquently why she treasures our opens spaces and her views about the plans in…

What Jackson Park’s living elements are really worth

This simple testimonial to the power of the nature center says more than I ever could about how backward the valuation of Jackson Park that is happening right…

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…

On false equivalences

Anyone who had seen the map of the new Tiger Woods Golf Course knew it was too big to fit in the footprint of the current course, even…

Leslie Hairston’s bad night

by Gabriel Piemonte Actions always reveal priorities. It does not matter what a person says. You have to keep your eye on the ball, so to speak, in…

The disastrous downzone

by Gabriel Piemonte I don’t get to spend enough time in South Shore. When I started Rainbow Market Growers with my friend Lee Bryant, I was in South…