The basketball rims are back up at Broncho Billy Playlot park.
Park officials reinstalled the rims about a week and a half ago, after about three dozen people who live nearby appealed to the Chicago Park District board during its October 12 meeting. The informational packet they presented to board members included copies of the story Kevin Warwick and I wrote last month about controversies surrounding the hoops at Broncho Billy and two other parks, says Anton Miglietti, one of the leaders of the group.
Miglietta says they are planning to organize supervised activities at the park and hope to secure new investment from city and park officials. “We are continuing on to make that park a center of our community,” he says.
Not everyone is jumping for joy at the news.