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Christopher Columbus

Columbus Statues Shouldn’t Return, Balbo Monument Should Be Taken Down, City Committee Says

A city committee spent more than a year meeting with neighbors and community groups as it reviewed what should be done with controversial monuments. It released its report Friday.

Citywide

Permanent Removal Of Columbus Statues Would Be A Victory For Indigenous Groups, But Italian Americans Vow To Keep Fighting

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she "fully expects" the Columbus statue to return the Grant Park — but the city's monuments committee recommended they not be restored.

Citywide

Christopher Columbus Statue In Grant Park Expected To Return, Lightfoot Says

The controversial statue has been in storage since July 2020 after protesters tried to pull it down. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she "fully" expects it'll one day return.

Downtown

Columbus Statue’s Turbulent History Included State Funds, Design Feuds, Mussolini Message

The 33-foot statue stood in Grant Park since 1933, when it was erected for the new Chicago World’s Fair, the Century of Progress.

Downtown

Protesters Try To Tear Down Columbus Statue In Chicago As Clashes Between Police, Activists Turn Violent

Protesters nearly toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park before police intervened.

Downtown

Should Chicago Tear Down Columbus Statues And Other Monuments? Aldermen Planning Ordinance To Do That

Two aldermen want to remove the city's two Christopher Columbus statues and the Balbo monument outside of Soldier Field, and they hope to rename Douglas Park on the West Side.

Downtown

Columbus Statues Should Come Down, Activists Say — But Mayor, Italian Americans Want Them To Stay

"They all need to come down," one alderwoman tweeted.

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