In a Chicago News Cooperative article of January 28th, Alderman Daley is reported to have said that "it makes sense for Parker to install lights around the field because most soccer and field-hockey games take place in the fall and spring, and the sun often sets before games are finished."
We met with Alderman Daley and her Chief of Staff, Chuck Eastwood on January 31st. Alderman Daley insists that she was misquoted in the article, and has told us in no uncertain terms that she has not expressed an opinion on Parker's lighting plans. She is still gathering information, and requests that everyone who contacts her also inform the Francis Parker School of their opinion.
We have received a follow-up email from Alderman Daley confirming that she has taken no position on Parker's stadium lights and did not say that the school's proposal for lights "made sense."