Lane Christiansen, Chicago Tribune
May 23, 2010
The $25 million makeover of the 82-year-old landmark Buckingham Fountain is on hold, according to city officials and is blamed on a 'tough economy.' "This is strictly a fundraising issue," Park District spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner said. "We would like to start on Phase 2, but there isn't enough money." The Park District spent nearly $13 million updating the fountain's surrounding plaza last year.