University Park Public Library "The library in a cornfield...". Photo: Thomas Semesky
University Park: A Renaissance Village
The project chronicles the 50-year history of
University Park, a planned community developed under the New
Communities program established under HUD in 1970. Among the
enhancements brought to the community are Governors State
University, 1,000-acre Thome Creek Woods, a state-of-the-art
library facility, a golf course, a sculpture park, and other
recreational and cultural facilities.
Originally submitted by: Jerry Weller, Representative (11th District).
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