Keep Lu­cas off lake­front

Chicago Sun-Times - - OPINION -

Af­ter agree­ing to a re­fur­bish­ing (I use the term loosely) of Sol­dier Field, how in the world can the great city of Chicago pos­si­bly al­low an­other hideous eye­sore like the Lu­cas Mu­seum be con­structed on our beau­ti­ful lake­front?

First and fore­most, the artist ren­der­ing is hor­rific, and that is clean­ing up my feel­ings a lot. Se­condly, short mem­o­ries must run ram­pant among our so-called power bro­kers. Ap­par­ently no one re­mem­bers the in­ter­ac­tive Dis­ney fa­cil­ity or the ESPN Zone. Both went the way of the di­nosaur once the nov­elty wore off. Ex­pect the same thing when or if this mon­strous mis­take is al­lowed to go for­ward. Hope­fully, Friends of the Parks will pre­vail this time and save our city from an­other em­bar­rass­ing de­ci­sion.

John Schow, Near North Side

Stop vil­i­fy­ing teach­ers

As usual, those who make the great­est sac­ri­fices to up­lift the un­der­class in our ne­olib­eral cul­ture are the ones who are made to bear the bur­den of the fail­ure of the political class to safe­guard our chil­dren’s fu­ture. Teach­ers, on be­half of their stu­dents, are per­pet­u­ally put in the po­si­tion of sup­pli­cants de­mand­ing for those stu­dents that which is guar­an­teed by the Con­sti­tu­tion: a fair and eq­ui­table education. The false di­chotomy that schools can only ex­ist if teach­ers who work un­der bru­tal con­di­tions for lit­tle pay sac­ri­fice more, can only make sense in a busi­ness-dom­i­nated cul­ture where peo­ple are not val­ued but profit is the god that must be served. If you are our very wealthy gov­er­nor or mayor, you have to de­mo­nize and cas­ti­gate teach­ers as self­ish. The sit­u­a­tion is be­yond par­ody.

Ed­ward D. Juil­lard, Mor­gan Park

Didn’t like the photo

Your “Game Face” photo of Joe Mad­don (Feb. 29) shows an out-of-shape, older man wear­ing an em­bar­rass­ing, ju­ve­nile, ex­ple­tive-rid­den T-shirt and rid­ing a bike. Was that lam­en­ta­ble im­age in­tended to dis­play the ad­mirable char­ac­ter­is­tics of an ex­em­plary role model, men­tor or leader? Sim­ply put, what was the point of us­ing a full page of your news­pa­per for that pur­pose?

Leon J. Hoff­man, Lake View

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A ren­der­ing of the Lu­cas mu­seum

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