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Opinion: "Won't You Please Come Home to Chicago"

Excerpt from Carol Marin's latest column



    “From the bottom of the ocean

    To the mountains on the moon

    Won’t you please come to Chicago

    No one else can take your place . . .

    We can change the world.”

    Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1970

    You may be hearing that old song, inspired by the 1968 Democratic Convention and the Chicago Seven trial, again soon as protesters “come to Chicago” for the NATO Summit.

    When they do, the Rev. Phil Blackwell says he will “have quite a perch” to observe.

    Blackwell, 68, is the senior minister of the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. His church is on the 23rd floor of a building across from Daley Plaza, a prime stage for some of the planned protests.

    Read Carol Marin's full column in the Chicago Sun-Times...