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Senator Durbin speaks at the groundbreaking for a new visitors center at the Pullman National Monument, Chicago, Illinois
Senator Durbin speaks at the groundbreaking for a new visitors center at the Pullman National Monument, Chicago, Illinois
Senator Durbin speaks at the groundbreaking for a new visitors center at the Pullman National Monument, Chicago, Illinois on Labor Day 2020.

CHICAGO —On Labor Day 2020, Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and other dignitaries were in Pullman to officially celebrate the groundbreaking for a new visitors center for the Pullman National Monument.

Amid the hoopla, Senator Durbin and Congresswoman Robin Kelly touted legislation (S. 2896) that would convert the “Pullman National Monument” into the “Pullman National Historical Park.” According to Kelly, this would be an even “higher distinction.”

But is this true?

It appears that S. …

Mark Cassello

Mark Cassello is President of the Pullman National Monument Preservation Society and a professor of English & Media Communications.

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