Tag: Yerkes Observatory

Front Page, October 31, 2018

The earth under the Yerkes moves, like an earthquake, building into a tsunami.
Let’s go all the way back to when Mr. John Johnson donated the land that the Yerkes Observatory sits on. Mr. Johnson gave the property to the University of Chicago, apparently without restriction…

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Front Page, October 3, 2018

The Yerkes Observatory is now officially closed.  It went down on Monday, October 1, 2018, as was advertised. Now what? Are there any new plans for Yerkes’ future? The talk around the lake is about some form of development getting ready to take place on the observatory property, with Mike Keefe being the motive force behind it.

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Front Page, August 29, 2018

Mayor Tom Hartz signs off on the attempt to attack the latest creepingly quiet threat to the quality of Geneva Lake. The mayor signed a check for twenty thousand dollars to stop the spread of something most people living around Geneva Lake have never heard of.

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Front Page, August 8, 2018

“Save the Yerkes” is a phrase invented to unite a small collection of groups and as many citizens as possible to “save” the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay from extinction and even potential destruction. There is no question that, following the first attempt to shed itself of the Yerkes nearly ten years ago, the University of Chicago is still trying to sell it off and be rid of it.

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