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  • Writer's pictureAmelia Dellos

Chicagollage Day 5: Lake Front.

1909 Grant Park declared “Forever Open Clear and Free

In 1909, the Illinois Supreme Court handed Montgomery Ward a victory in his nearly 30-year fight to preserve Grant Park. Although the decision only affected a narrow strip of land adjoining Michigan Avenue, “Forever Open Clear and Free” has become a rallying call for lakefront protection efforts. It has shaped land use decisions in Lincoln, Burnham, and Jackson Parks, as well as the eastern portion of Grant Park. Selective list of materials in Chicago Public Library about protecting open space in the lakefront area. Many more documents can be found through a catalog search.

✂️ Chicagollage Day 5: Lake Front.

✂️ Join us at @chicagocollagecommunity for our weeklong challenge CHICAGOLLAGE.

We invite you to make a collage a day for the week of January 1st through the 7th.

Jan 1st: Chigagou, an Algonquian word meaning “onion field.”

Jan 2nd: Chicago Transit Authority

Jan 3rd: Bike Lane

Jan 4th: The Loop

Jan 5th: Lake Front

Jan 6th: The Great Chicago Fire

Jan 7th: “urbs in horto” (or “city in a garden,” Chicago’s Motto)

✂️ Chicagollage How To:

1. Make a collage based upon the daily prompt (analog or digital)

2. Post it on Instagram

3. Hashtag it with #chicagollage for a possible feature on the @chicagocollagecommunity page

✂️ Everyone is invited to join. Each participant can set their own goals. For example, you can choose your favorite prompt and just work on that one for the whole week. We started the Chicago Collage Community to be connected with those around us, and that is what Chicagollage is about: community, inspiration, creativity, and cut & pastes.

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