Heard on the Hill

Chez Gipper Gets Berlin-Walled

It would appear that no one at the University of Chicago got the memo that real Americans don’t destroy the “Great Communicator’s” hangouts.

If they had, the university would have known better than to sign off on leveling the boyhood home of former president and conservative poster-boy Ronald Reagan to make way for a couple of hundred parking spots:

According to WGN, the university plans to commemorate “40’s” connection to the Hyde Park 'hood by erecting a plaque at the currently rubble-y scene.

Should that not be enough to sate political road-trippers, there are five Reagan-branded structures to visit (thanks, Grover!) a mere two hours away in scenic Eureka, Ill.

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