People relax in Burnham Park on March 20, the first day of spring this year. | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times
Updated: July 16, 2012 6:25AM
I live in Deerfield and understand the reasoning for the Chicago Bulls’ move, needing more space and all, but what I take offense at is the comment by Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “What are you doing in Deerfield, you are a Chicago team.”
What exactly was wrong with being in Deerfield all these years? They served us well, and we served them well. Shame on you, mayor, you should apologize to the people of Deerfield.
Joanne Piacenza, Deerfield
I can’t believe that the Chicago Sun-Times wasted Thursday’s entire Letters to the Editor space on a diatribe from CTU President Karen Lewis.
Lee J. Regner,
We need quiet in parks, too
Chicago in summer offers every imaginable community event.
There are festivals for diverse populations, young and old.
In that quest for thrills, excitement and entertainment must also come an equal respect for the public’s need for balance and serenity.
Jubilation and celebration are important, but equally important are places offering peace and quiet. Especially in these times of the electronics explosion, there must be an awareness and valuing of the the needs of others.
Noise and the effects of overdrinking must be managed with character and vigor.
Chicago’s own visionary planner, Daniel Burnham, understood the crucial importance of helping our parks always be free and public. Peace and quiet were implied.
A civilized city should never forget the profound wisdom that leaders of such cities understand and follow: Parks are the lungs of a metropolis.
Leon J. Hoffman,