Take a gan­der at the ga­tor

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - PERSPECTIV­E -

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

AR­MANDO L. SANCHEZ/CHICAGO TRIBUNE

An al­li­ga­tor floats in the Hum­boldt Park La­goon in Chicago on July 9.

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