3/2/20 – Julia Bachrach (blog): How Things Have Changed: The History of Winter Sports in Chicago’s Parks

11/19/19 – The Chicago Maroon: MPAC Re-Elects Incumbent Officers, Votes Not to Make Statement on OPC

11/14/19 – Hyde Park Herald: MPAC reelects officers despite opposition by OPC backers

11/12/19 – The Chicago Maroon: Finding Common Ground

9/20/19 – Chicago Reader: The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is more ambitious and inclusive than ever

9/13/19 – Hyde Park Herald: MPAC to authorities: Don’t let changes to park result in deslisting from National Register of Historic Places

8/29/19 – Hyde Park Herald: Obama Foundation rebuts ‘adverse effects’ impacts

8/21/19 – Hyde Park Herald: City’s plan for Midway changes draws mixed reaction at MPAC meeting. 

7/30/19 – Chicago Sun-Times: Obama Presidential Center would have ‘adverse impact’ on historic Jackson Park, federal review concludes

7/30/19 – Chicago Tribune: Obama Presidential Center will have ‘adverse effect’ on Jackson Park’s historic design, new report says

7/29/19 – Hyde Park Herald: City report cites adverse affects of OPC on historic park area

7/11/19 – Chicago Tribune: The Humboldt alligator is all the rage, but the 1893 World’s Fair gators in Jackson Park are the original creatures from the Chicago Lagoon

6/24/19 – Chicago Tribune Letters: Don’t Build on Midway Plaisance

6/18/19 – Chicago Tribune Commentary: Imagine the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s Midway Plaisance

3/14/19 – Hyde Park Herald: Plaisance panel will study creation of hiking, biking paths

12/14/18 – Hyde Park Herald: At MPAC, questions about investment, community engagement.

11/15/18 – Hyde Park Herald: Plaisance Council retains officers, argues to keep green space

A podcast miniseries about the 1893 World’s Fair

10/3/18 – Hyde Park Herald: Planning and Development discusses transfer of recreational space to Midway with Park Advisory Council

8/29/18 – Hyde Park Herald: Protect our trees, open space, says Plaisance Council

8/24/18 – Chicago Tribune: Man gunned down near U. of C. spent much of his life fighting violence: ‘He was a good man. He really was.’

8/23/18 – NBC Chicago: Man Fatally Shot While Stopped at Red Light Near University of Chicago Campus

8/21/18 – Hyde Park Herald: Midway Plaisance Advisory Council issues resolution to protect green space in Jackson Park

8/8/18 – MPAC Resolution on the Possible Use of the Midway Plaisance as a Replacement Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act (UPARR) Site

7/28/18 – Federal Review of Jackson Park Improvements – Frequently Asked Questions

7/6/18 – Hyde Park Herald: U. of C’s Office of Civic Engagement to host movie screenings for kids at Midway Plaisance

4/13/2000 – University of Chicago Chronicle: University, Chicago Park District Announce a Master Plan for the Midway Plaisance

6/14/18 – Hyde Park Herald: Nine Community Beautification Projects Awarded 2018 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants

6/13/18 – Hyde Park Herald: It’s Your Park Day Scheduled Saturday, June 16

4/18/18 – Hyde Park Herald: Midway Plaisance Advisory Council Floats Children’s Garden for Park’s Eastern Edge

1/12/18 – Chicago Tribune: Long before parking lot talk, the Midway Plaisance was all about fun

1/8/18 – Chicago Sun-Times: Controversial Obama Center Garage Moved: To Be Underground in Jackson Park

12/27/17 – Hyde Park Herald: MPAC Revisits Framework Plan in the Wake of New Development in and around the Midway

12/27/17 – Hyde Park Herald: Plan for Parking Garage on the Midway Is Still a Go

12/21/17 – Chicago Tribune: Community Leaders Skeptical About New Obama Center Garage Design

12/20/17 – Chicago Sun-Times: Obama Center Designers Sticking with Midway Plaisance for Garage Site

12/1/17 – Hyde Park Herald: Federal, state, and local stakeholders meet at YMCA to discuss federal review process on OPC.

11/7/2017 – Chicago Tribune Editorial: How South Side skeptics view City Hall and the Obama Foundation

11/2/2017 – The Chicago Maroon: Obama Presidential Center Architect Announces Possible Parking Garage Move

10/20/2017 – Chicago Suntimes: Community groups draft statements of opposition to Obama Center

10/19/2017 – Hyde Park Herald: MPAC takes stand against OPC parking garage proposal.

10/18/2017 –  Midway Plaisance Advisory Council: Resolution on Obama Presidential Center Proposed Parking Garage and Bus Staging Area


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