Vote to move children's museum fails

May 20, 2008 3:43:38 PM PDT
Opponents of Mayor Daley's proposal to move the Chicago Children's Museum claimed a victory Tuesday. It came after the City Council zoning committee put off the issue.

The committee will consider it on June 5.

Last week, the Chicago Planning Commission approved moving the museum from Navy Pier to Grant Park. A coalition of opponents joined 42nd in applauding the committee's failure to approve the move.

"They didn't have the votes today. And why be embarrassed? So that's why we've seen this deferred. And we'll be encouraging citizens from all across the city to show on June 5th, and make their voices heard," said Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd Ward.

"We think this is a victory for all those citizens throughout the city who want to see Grant Park remain forever open, free, and clear. Their voices are being heard, and their aldermen are responding," said Peggy Figiel, Save Grant Park.

Proponents claim no green space will be lost if the $100 million museum is moved.


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