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Press Release – Statement of Friends of the Parks on Obama Presidential Center Model Unveiling

Friends of the Parks’ Newsletters

Winter / Spring Newsletter 2017

Fall Newsletter 2016

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Friends of the Parks’ Press Releases:

Press Release: Lucas Museum Departure Statement – 6/24/2016

Press Release: Friends of the Parks Achieves Further Discovery Schedule – 2/17/2016

Press Release: Friends of the Parks Prepares to File Statement Against City – 11/10/2015

Press Release: Friends of the Parks Challenge of Lucas Museum Location Proceeds to Court – 3/12/2015

Media Hits:

Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts Withdraws from Chicago

Chicago Reader: Oh, the Irony: Mayor Rahm’s Allies Call Lucas Museum Opponents Elitist

WSJ: City Parks Become Privatization Battlegrounds

Chicago Tribune Editorial: Find a new Lucas Museum while you can

Obama Presidential Library

Friends of the Parks’ Press Releases:

Press Release: Excited for the Library to come to Chicago, but Disappointed it will be on Park Property – 5/12/2015

Media Hits:

DNAInfo: Obama Library May Threaten Parks’ Historic Place Status, Activists Worry

Arch Paper: How the Obama Library and wHY’s Plan Will Revive Chicago’s Jackson Park

Editorial: Taking Parkland for Presidential Library is not the Only Choice – 2/12/2015

Chicago Tribune Editorial: Obama must veto Chicago parkland for legacy library

Last Four Miles Initiative

Media Hits:

DNAInfo: Lakeside Development Dead After U.S. Steel and McCaffery Interests Split – 2/29/2016

Crain’s: South Works developers McCaffery Interests and United States Steel split up – 2/29/2016

DuSable Park

Friends of the Parks’ Press Releases:

Press Release: Event to Honor Founder of Chicago – 9/2/2015

Media Hits:

WTTW: Why a Historic Daniel Burnham Building Sits Empty on Chicago’s South Side – 3/7/2016

NY Times: Tribute to Chicago Icon and Enigma – 2003

 Festival Framework

Media Hits:

Sun Times: West Side Residents Wary of “Ravinia-Style” Venue in Douglas Park

DNAInfo: Douglas Park Neighbors Have Mixed Emotions on Riot Fest after Year Two

Rails to Trails

Media Hits:

New Washington Heights Park Will Have Entrance To Major Taylor Bike Trail

The 606 is Pushing Up Real Estate Prices Along Its Path

Paseo Trail Could Gentrify Pilsen The Way 606 Did, Residents Fear


Other Advocacy

Media Hits:

In Jackson Park, private money begins to reshape a public jewel

Red Line Extension Could Run Through Parks Along Route

Big Marsh Is a Hit With Local Cyclists, But It’s Still Challenging to Bike There

Sun Times: South Side Residents Left Out of Park Decisions

Hyde Park Herald: Bixler Playlot Frequenters Still Dissatisfied with Chicago Park District

Salon: Shaping the Urban Brain: In Building Cities, Concern about Well-Being Can’t Take Backseat to Growth