The weekend before, 27 people were shot, including a 16-year-old high school sophomore who was killed.
Yes, Rahm the miracle worker. The man has no idea how minimum wage laws, drug laws and public schooling have turned parts of his city in to war zones. But, he likes parks.
He recently told The New Republic:
I believe in parks as a dramatic improvement in the quality of life in the city. We are adding parks everywhere. We are trying to get the Interior Department to designate a local park to be a national designation, and it is like a three-year process. They have interest in doing it, but my God. In Chicago, I wanted to make sure every child in four years time was a ten-minute walk from a new park or playground. It’s done. We are going to get there one year ahead of time.