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Chicago gets that Bully Fen feeling

nogameschicago reports:

City and 2016 Destroy Parks – It’s Just the Start, Folks

August 4, 2009

As reported on the Save Michael Reese Hospital web site:

In an act of cultural and environmental violence that has shocked the South Side, the City of Chicago and the Chicago 2016 Bid Committee have destroyed the beloved central park lands at Michael Reese Hospital.

Sparing only a few trees, the community parks have been “clear cut.” Hundreds of trees have been killed, and all shrubbery, flowers, and ground cover has been scraped from the site. The new scorched earth setting, carefully masked from the surefire embarrassment of public scrutiny behind a thin veil of preserved vegetation and construction fencing, is a shock to all who have known and loved the campus in its original state...

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Background on Bully Fen Community Woodland, destroyed for the 2012 park

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