Neighborhood Politics
2:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Meet Me At Unity Playlot: The Fight For A Tiny Concrete Basketball Court In Chicago's 35th Ward

Credit Flickr Photo/Kilgub

Once upon a time, the people of Chicago's 35th Ward just wanted a small safe place in the neighborhood where their children could play basketball. They thought that a little concrete plot just west of Logan Square would be the perfect place. But the city of Chicago had other plans for that lot. So the neighbors banded together to fight for their little playground. But to do that they had to take on Chicago's intimidating political machine with demonstrations and protests. Ultimately, they had to work to unseat the leader of their ward.

In "Meet Me at Unity Playlot," independent producers Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison of Long Haul Productions bring us the story of the battle for Unity Park.

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