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  1. Daley rips Trib ‘arrogance’
    GRANT PARK | Also mocks Sun-Times over opposition to museum move

    April 12, 2008

    BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com
    Mayor Daley ridiculed the Chicago Tribune on Friday for crusading against his plan to build a $100 million children’s museum in Grant Park at a time when the struggling Tribune Co. is trying to convince the state to buy and renovate Wrigley Field.

    “They’re advising me what to do with the city and they’re going right in the tank. I love that. The Sun-Times is in there, too. This is unbelievable. They’re giving us advice constantly on how to run the city, [while] their stock is going down,” Daley said.
    Mayor Daley today criticized the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times for opposing the plan to build a $100 million Children’s Museum in Grant Park.
    (John H. White/Sun-Times)

    “They’re selling Wrigley [naming] rights. They want to develop the whole area, tear Wrigley Field down and build high-rises. It’s like, aren’t they in Chicago? Don’t they know they have elected officials? They have community groups out here? No. Talk about arrogance.”

    Tribune Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold said the argument over a site for a new children’s museum “isn’t about the Tribune.”

    “The response we’ve had to the editorials has been overwhelmingly positive and they’ve drawn enormous feedback. It’s clear the vast majority of people in Chicago don’t want that museum in Grant Park,” Dold said.

    Both the Tribune and Sun-Times have declared their opposition to the Grant Park site, using the same arguments made by Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd): that the museum would be an intrusion in Grant Park that would violate legal covenants restricting lakefront construction.

    On Friday, the Tribune weighed in once again, with a sharply-worded editorial.

    It questioned the museum’s power to sell “naming rights to part of Grant Park” — by promising to call the new building Chicago Children’s Museum at Allstate Place in exchange for a $15 million contribution from the insurance giant. The editorial used terms like “breathtaking hubris,” “naming rights chutzpah” and “spreading reputation for arrogance.”

    On Friday, Daley recalled what happened a few years ago when the Tribune Co. needed city approval to expand the Wrigley bleachers by 1,791 seats and phase in more night games.

    “When the Tribune came in and asked me to help them on Wrigley Field, that wasn’t arrogance. They put every lobbyist they had forward trying to change things and do things. . . . When they wanted a planned development, we did it for ’em. . . . It’s arrogant when you disagree with the Tribune. This is not arrogance,” he said.

    As for the naming rights arrangement with Allstate, Daley said there’s nothing wrong with that. The names of corporations, foundations and prominent Chicago families that donated money are “all over Grant Park” and Millennium Park, he said.

    “That is the great strength of Chicago. … You haven’t criticized the Crown family. You haven’t criticized the Pritzker family, the Wrigley family, the McCormick Tribune family, the Harris family. Why not? Why don’t you write an editorial on that?” Daley said.

  2. Daley blasts Tribune, Sun-Times editorials on Children’s Museum site

    April 12, 2008Recommend (21)

    BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Daley ridiculed the Chicago Tribune today for crusading against his plan to build a $100 million Children’s Museum in Grant Park at a time when the struggling Tribune Co. is trying to convince the state to buy and renovate Wrigley Field.

    “They’re advising me what to do with the city and they’re going right in the tank. I love that. The Sun-Times is in there, too. This is unbelievable. They’re giving us advice constantly on how to run the city,” [while] their stock is going down,” Daley said.

    » Click to enlarge image Mayor Daley today criticized the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times for opposing the plan to build a $100 million Children’s Museum in Grant Park.
    (John H. White/Sun-Times)

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    “They’re selling Wrigley [naming] rights. They want to develop the whole area, tear Wrigley Field down and build high-rises. It’s like, aren’t they in Chicago? Don’t they know they have elected officials? They have community groups out here? No. Talk about arrogance.”

    Tribune Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold said the argument over a site for a new Children’s Museum “isn’t about the Tribune.”

    “The mayor stands against what the vast majority of Chicagoans want. The response we’ve had to the editorials has been overwhelmingly positive and they’ve drawn enormous feedback. It’s clear the vast majority of people in Chicago don’t want that museum in Grant Park,” Dold said.

    Both the Tribune and Sun-Times have declared their opposition to the Grant Park site, using the same arguments made by rebel rookie Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd): that the museum would be an intrusion in Grant Park that would violate legal covenants restricting lakefront construction.

    On Friday, the Tribune weighed in once again, with a sharply-worded editorial that got under Daley’s skin.

    It questioned the museum’s power to sell “naming rights to part of Grant Park” — by promising to call the new building “Chicago Children’s Museum at Allstate Place” in exchange for a $15 million contribution from the insurance giant. The editorial used terms like “breathtaking hubris,” “naming rights chutzpah” and “spreading reputation for arrogance.”

    On Friday, Daley recalled what happened a few years ago when the Tribune Co. needed city approval to expand the Wrigley bleachers by 1,791 seats and phase in more night games.

    “When the Tribune came in and asked me to help them on Wrigley Field, that wasn’t arrogance. They put every lobbyist they had forward trying to change things and do things. …When they wanted a planned development, we did it for ’em … It’s arrogant when you disagree with the Tribune. This is not arrogance,” he said.

    As for the naming rights arrangement with Allstate, Daley said there’s nothing wrong with that. The names of corporations, foundations and prominent Chicago families that donated money are “all over Grant Park” and Millennium Park, he said.

    “That is the great strength of Chicago…You haven’t criticized the Crown family. You haven’t criticized the Pritzker family, the Wrigley family, the McCormick Tribune family, the Harris family. Why not? Why don’t you write an editorial on that?” Daley said.

    Referring to the Tribune, he said, “They have a different approach and I understand that. They don’t like the location. But, I think it’s a wonderful location for Millennium Park. These are five-year-old children, so don’t get upset. The oldest is eight. They’re not gonna tear anything down. They’re not gonna destroy everything.”

    Earlier this week, Reilly claimed that a half-dozen aldermen have changed sides in recent days and now oppose Daley’s plan, setting the stage for a close vote when the City Council votes on the project in June.

    Asked today whether he believes the tide is turning, Daley said, “This is not about Mayor Daley and Brendan Reilly. It’s about children. When he has children, he’ll understand that.”

  3. “That “girl” in the middle behind dickey daley is Carole Brown– chairman of the CTA.”

    Is that the one whose eyeballs kept rolling?

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