7 August 2009 ? With the decision of The International Olympic Committee?s less than 60 days away, 2 controversial land issues are facing the City of Chicago. Chicago’s landmarks commission voted against a proposal to place the Michael Reese Hospital campus on the National Register of Historic Places yesterday. If the city gets the Olympics, this area would be redeveloped into residential and serve as the home to the athletes. The Chicago Tribune is reporting about controversy surrounding Mayor Daley?s office and developer Michael Scott Sr., an early member of the mayor’s Olympic committee, about a deal to develop land near a park earmarked for the Olympic games. Scott, also the President of the Chicago Board of Education, denies any wrongdoing.Email This Post To a Friend.
Land Issues and the Chicago Olympic Bid
August 7, 2009
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