Residents oppose plan to regrade Chicago River bank, tear down trees

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A plan to bulldoze half a mile of trees along the Chicago River isn’t sitting well with Ravenswood Manor residents, including Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Madigan went door to door inviting people to tonight’s meeting in which the plan was discussed.
Federal dollars just came in for the plan that has been shelved since 1999. It calls for demolishing hundreds of trees on the west side of the river between Irving Park Rd and Montrose Ave. The plan would remove the trees and regrade the bank to put in an oak savanna and wetlands.
The group Riverfront Neighbors and others residents want the city to rethink the 14 year old plan and save as many trees as possible.
A letter has been sent to Mayor Emanuel but the plan is moving quickly.


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