Showing posts with label Parks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Parks. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thank God for Friends of the Parks

CHICAGO 06/28/2016, 09:40pm

Friends of the Parks fires back on Rahm/Lucas attempted land grab

Friends of the Parks Executive Director Juanita Irizarry | Sun-Times file photo

Chicago lost the Lucas museum because movie mogul George Lucas “wanted his way or the highway” and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enabled him by creating the “false expectation” that City Hall could deliver an “illegal” lakefront site, Friends of the Parks said Tuesday.

“From the beginning, there should have been a real process to get the Lucas museum on an appropriate site west of Lake Shore Drive. If not, then don’t waste all of our time,” Friends of the Parks Executive Director Juanita Irizarry told the Chicago Sun-Times in her first in-depth interview since Lucas pulled the plug on the Chicago project.

“The mayor was always going to give Mr. Lucas his way. There were never any negotiations in good faith with Friends of the Parks other than what Mr. Lucas wanted,” she said. “The

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friends of the Parks files suit to stop the Lucas Museum

I never thought I would say "thank God for these people". The story behind this is that Lucas is a friend of Rahm's brother. 

Friends of the Parks files suit to stop the Lucas Museum