Re: early Italian district...Grand/Milwaukee/Halsted
Date: July 17, 2010 04:24PM
Rumor in our parish was that our Pastor, Father Alex Peloso (one of Chicaago's most profitable Bingo Operating Parishes) didn't push the city too hard in order to build the new facilities from scratch.
The other story was that the Ward Bosses in our 26th Ward, who were Polish, didn't quite work as hard to save the Italian church.
But as you observe, the land in question really could have been spared.