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City Council Overwhelmingly Approves Children's Museum Plan

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 11, 2008 7:19PM


City Council this afternoon voted 33-16 in favor of the plan to put the Children's Museum in a hole in Grant Park.

What now? Alderman Brendan Reilly says he's going to court.

Reilly promised a flurry of lawsuits -- and an attempt to seek a temporary restraining order blocking construction. Museum attorney Ted Novak said he does not believe the opposition will be able to meet the high legal standard needed to obtain a restraining order — including bonding and likelihood of success on the merits.

But he predicted a marathon court battle.

"Historically, that can take a number of years," Novak said.

Oh, wonderful. [S-T]