While years still remain before hammer meets steel on this project, already it has broken ground on bringing hope to the people in the area. After decades of neglect, glimmers of promise are found in conversations had with the few storeowners remaining in the neighborhood, and government is investing millions in infrastructure improvements to roads and streets. Clearly it seems, something is in the air and you can feel the excitement building as hope returns to an area too long neglected by those in power.
While it hasn’t garnered a public outpouring of interest from the City’s movers and shakers, the Chicago Clean Energy project is far more important than hosting Olympic games or developing another downtown park. This project and where it will reside hits directly at the heart of what this city was intended to be all about. It reopens the long-closed doors that let our fathers and grandfathers lay down roots in this town: a shot at a decent life; opportunity for newcomers; hope for the forgotten.
Chicago needs this “big shoulder” project and through the grace of God and the wisdom of our political leaders, we will see it through.<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 6