Wayne is recovering from a per Thanksgiving virus of some kind, but with the help of a team of strapping young Obamacare funded doctors, and support from the listeners, he was able bodied enough to make it through today’s show!
The main focus of today’s show was on recent disputes in Chicago over the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and its supporters and its initially planned location on Chicago’s Lakefront next to Soldier Field that is supposed to be protected in a public trust, and is currently used for tailgating Bears Fans.
Friends of the Parks, a grassroots organization has filed a lawsuit citing a number of claims:
The lawsuit says such a designation conflicts with the trust, which calls for preserving property as “a natural resource and as a free and open space not occupied by a giant building.”
The complaint says by acting without the approval of state lawmakers, the city and park district would have excessive power over the property “for which they have no authority.”
Friends of the Parks says the city and park district “have no legal authority under state law” to give control of such trust property to a private individual.
We also touched on the topic of the Ferguson Grand Jury case and the issues that will determine the future of racial tensions in Ferguson and in cities like it all across the country.
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