Take a gander at the gator
If the Scots can have their mythical Loch Ness monster, can’t we Chicagoans have an occasionally surfacing, mystifying Humboldt Park Lagoon alligator?
And who is going to miss a few pesky ducks anyway? And, in truly American fashion, some alert entrepreneur ought to cash in on all the hoopla by establishing an Observation Deck Cafe right on the shore of the lagoon. That should certainly give an economic boost to the old neighborhood.
— Mitchell Winthrop, Arlington Heights
An alligator floats in the Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago on July 9.