Jackson Park is beloved by numerous people and households from Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore and lots of different neighborhoods throughout the town. It is the yard for many who do not have inexperienced area at dwelling. The nature sanctuary is a priceless useful resource for neighbors, associates and migratory birds.
Tiny “nature areas” proposed within the golf course plan will NOT make up for the lack of this area. Bringing golf course areas handled with poisonous chemical substances proper to the sting of the lake gained’t be helpful for lake water high quality.
At a time when local weather change is inflicting extra risky climate and the town has acknowledged a local weather emergency and introduced a local weather motion plan, I’m positive that I’m not the one one discovering it ironic that some within the metropolis authorities are supporting a plan that may minimize down 2106 bushes to accommodate a golf course that may be unaffordable to most close by residents.
This is a public park that belongs to all residents of Chicago, not a a lot smaller variety of golfers who will play there. Local residents have the appropriate to be told about plans for the park and take part in public enter.
The nature sanctuary is a treasure that ought to not be destroyed. We ought to enhance the present golf courses and preserve them reasonably priced, not destroy beloved public areas and 1000’s of bushes.
–Anne Alt, Chicago
Showtime has a sequence entitled “The First Lady.” In episode one there is a scene by which George and Laura Bush are graciously displaying Barack and Michelle Obama across the White House in a type of orientation. The scene is fictional, however I keep in mind studying in Michelle’s ebook how properly her household was handled by the outgoing first household. Obama and Bush even labored collectively through the transition to provide you with a bipartisan plan to assault the Recession of 2008. Can anybody think about this stuff taking place in 2020?
Every shedding president has conceded. No shedding president has ever did not acknowledge the outcomes. This time the shedding president failed to guard the members of Congress and inspired the deadliest assault on the Capitol for the reason that War of 1812. Fake units of electors have been arrange in a number of swing states and calls have been made to strain state authorities officers to “find more votes.”
Even worse are the Republicans who met lately to reward Kevin McCarthy for strolling again his authentic disparaging remarks to the President for “going too far.” People died. Property was broken. Congressmen feared for their lives, and a whole lot have been arrested. Yet Republican Congressmen name this “old news” and rally across the theme that nothing unhealthy occurred. They need the committee to cease investigating.
This was the “law and order” celebration. This celebration calls themselves Patriots. They took an oath to guard and defend the Constitution. I ponder if these Congressmen have even learn it.
—Jan Goldberg, Riverside
Re: “Olmsted’s Chicago parks” (April 28), Olmsted, who was a visionary in setting apart inexperienced area for the enjoyment of all, can be appalled on the technique of gifting public parkland to the Obama Foundation. At the underside, this was, sadly, a accomplished deal by those that felt they wanted to ingratiate themselves to former President Barack Obama, who, within the eyes of some, is Chicago’s favourite son. However, the fact of the Obama Center is that the bricks and mortar colossus is Barack Obama’s private vainness mission. If one traces the arc of his profession it is “all about me” and not the general public good.
—Ronald Kallen, Highland Park
A brand new ballot simply launched has some “eye-popping” numbers. These numbers, maybe, within the context of a “trumpified” Republican Party could not be stunning, however they’re nonetheless surprising. Less than half of Republicans polled view antisemitism as a “major problem” for a candidate; solely a little greater than a third view racist feedback as a downside and even fewer, solely one-fourth view homophobic feedback as a problem for a candidate.
These statistics are troubling and dismaying. Also, disturbing, nonetheless, is that within the putatively far more progressive Democratic Party, there is a significant minority who would not reject political candidates who espouse antisemitic, homophobic and even racist feedback. If this variety of persons are keen to publicly admit these prejudices, what number of extra really feel this fashion in non-public?
If we’re to ever stay in a society the place all are accepted and handled with dignity and with out prejudice, we should acknowledge that such predispositions are evolutionarily embedded in our psyche. This is what makes them so very tough to beat and eradicate. Awareness is not the ultimate step in ridding ourselves of those abhorrent biases, nevertheless it is a vital first step.
—Ken Derow, Swarthmore, Pa.
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