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Public recreational access coming to Lake Calumet

Nature put on a spectacular show Saturday as political, environmental and urban planning leaders gathered on the city’s southeast side to announce a major expansion of public recreational access to Lake Calumet.

Bright sunshine, cattails swaying in the gentle breeze and flocks of geese honking overhead served as the backdrop for the announcement by Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel of an agreement to purchase 282 acres of land from the Illinois International Port District as a recreational area, transforming what was once a dumping ground for slag and industrial waste…Please click here to read Lu Ann Franklin’s story in the  Times.

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