The Campaign for a Free and Clear Lakefront is a grassroots coalition to remove Lakeshore Drive from Grant Park, and eventually the entire Chicago shoreline.

FOREVER OPEN, FREE AND CLEAR: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront.

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Lois Wille
The University of Chicago Press,182 pp.
Through photographs and narrative, Lois Wille recreates the story of
how Chicago's lakefront has survived more than 150 years of development.
We watch as a colorful cast of characters, including fur traders, Indians,
robber barons, visionaries, geniuses and peacemakers, engage in pitched
battles, intricate political maneuvers, and wars of words. Wille's story
serves as a warning to anyone who thinks the struggle for the lakefront
is over, or who takes for granted the beauty of its public beaches and