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Daley Takes on Critics of His Children's Museum Plan

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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s been criticized for supporting a plan to move the Chicago Children’s Museum from Navy Pier to Grant Park. At a press conference yesterday, the mayor let loose on Chicago’s two major newspapers for their editorials.

Daley’s main target was the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper ran an editorial Friday criticizing the mayor and the Children’s Museum for its plan to take up space in Grant Park and selling its naming rights to a corporate donor. Daley says the Tribune doesn’t have room to talk.

DALEY: They’re advising me what to do with the city and they’re going right in the tank. I love that. Well, Sun-Times is in there, too.

That’s a reference to money problems plaguing both newspapers. Daley also took on freshman Alderman Brendan Reilly, who opposes the museum’s proposed move.

DALEY: This is not about Mayor Daley and Brendan Reilly, this is about children. And when he has children he’ll understand that some day.

Reilly’s chief of staff said the alderman would have no comment.

Listen to Mayor Daley’s full press conference.

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