Daley blasts Tribune for museum editorial

April 11, 2008 3:36:24 PM PDT
Mayor Daley sounded off against the Chicago Tribune Friday for its editorial against moving the Children's Museum to Grant Park.The mayor supports relocating the facility from Navy Pier, despite strong opposition from neighbors and their alderman. The $100 million project was approved by the Chicago Park District Wednesday.

It's expected to come up for a city council vote in June. The Tribune ran an editorial calling a deal to sell museum naming rights arrogant.

"They have the power of the pen. They got all the power," said Daley. One day you're here, the next day you're fired. I can't figure out the Tribune. They're advising me what to do with the city and they're going right in the tank. I love that, the Sun-Times is in there too. So this is unbelievable, they're giving us advice constantly on how to run the city; their stock is going down, they wanna sell Wrigley rights."

Mayor Daley says he has the votes in city council to approve the children's museum's move.