To the Editor:
Your caption regarding “the lawsuit that tried to block construction of the Obama Presidential Center” is unnecessarily divisive and cries out for correction.
The Protect Our Parks lawsuit sought to block the construction of the Obama Center only on public parkland, not to block construction completely. This follows a great tradition which has kept most of our parks “Open, clear, and free” for well over a century.
If not successfully challenged on appeal, Blakey’s ruling that the legislature can act without any judicial oversight could result in open season on our parks, as developers seek to build whenever and wherever they can, given the nature of Chicago politicians.
Robin Joan Kaufman
(Editor’s note: Ms. Kaufman is correct; the lawsuit intended to block construction only in Jackson Park.)