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Children's Museum Move Opponents Lose Court Ruling

First Posted: 06/27/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:25 PM ET


CHICAGO - A Cook County judge has found that Chicago officials acted properly when approving a plan to relocate the Chicago Children's Museum to Grant Park.

Judge Martin Agran on Tuesday ruled against nearby residents of the proposed site who say they weren't given proper legal notice of the move. But Jim Fabbrini, the residents' lawyer, says the decision is a "minor setback."

He says the residents will choose whether to appeal or go forward with other suits that challenge the legality of building in the lakefront park. Opponents to the museum's plan say court rulings have long established Grant Park as open space.

The children's museum says it won't interfere with the park's open space because it plans to build the new facility underground.



Filed by Tim Taliaferro  |