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Elizabeth Hinker of Chicago, releases a Japanese Wish Lantern during sunset over Lake Michigan from the city’s Promontory Point Park in the Hyde Park neighborhood Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Charles Rex Arbogast

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Elizabeth Hinker of Chicago, releases a Japanese Wish Lantern during sunset over Lake Michigan from the city’s Promontory Point Park in the Hyde Park neighborhood Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Charles Rex Arbogast

Hyde Park’s Promontory Point is now a historic landmark

Community leaders are celebrating this development after months of wading through political holdups.

Elizabeth Hinker of Chicago, releases a Japanese Wish Lantern during sunset over Lake Michigan from the city’s Promontory Point Park in the Hyde Park neighborhood Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Charles Rex Arbogast

   

The Chicago City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to designate Promontory Park, a longstanding staple in the Hyde Park area, an official city landmark.

Reset learns more about the lengthy process to make this happen and what the designation means for the city and its residents.

GUESTS: Alderman-elect Desmon Yancy, 5th Ward
Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago

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