Category: Jackson Park

A president’s purpose and the people’s voice

by Gabriel Piemonte Barack Obama never made a secret of his understanding of the role of the people in the political process. “You cannot make change from the…

What does the South Side’s future require?

by Gabriel Piemonte When I began these essays about the changes coming to the South Side, my focal point was the unnamed development corporation being organized to control…

The Framework Plan that wasn’t

by Gabriel Piemonte The meetings recently held by the Chicago Park District and featuring presentations by the Obama Foundation and Tiger Woods Golf Course representatives were touted as…

Our South Side crisis in leadership

by Gabriel Piemonte Some people get a kick out of besmirching others in public. Still others like to throw a rock and hide their hand, starting rumors that…