Part of North Side cemetery may become park

September 28, 2011 9:41:07 AM PDT
A Chicago City Council committee has approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to turn 21 unused acres of a North Side cemetery into a park.

The mayor wants to spend $7.7 million to buy the property from Rosehill Cemetery.

The land would then be sold to the park district for $1 and turned into a nature preserve.