Chicago Neighbourhood Map Update

Big Stick Neighborhood Map, 3rd edition, closeupThere’s more to the story of Big Stick’s neighbourhood maps being barred from Chicago Public Schools (see previous entry) than meets the eye, Adena says in Directions: she recounts the map company’s conflicts with local realtors — lawsuits, sponsorships gone awry, bribes to change neighbourhoods’ names — and speculates that that history might have been behind the school board’s decision. Though it’s clear that the map company’s history with Chicago realtors is colourful to say the least, I wouldn’t necessarily make the connection without something more tangible. Otherwise I’d be saying that the company seems to have a propensity for trouble — what would I be implying, then?

See previous entry: Mapmaker Gets C&D from Chicago Schools.