The Daily Chronicle, in its editorial-page “Barbs & Bouquets” list, today presented a bouquet to the folks who questioned the Rockefeller/Keating business-park project this time last year:

Bouquet – Bravo to the DeKalb City Council and the DeKalb Township residents whose questions about a proposed south-side industrial park led to the developer’s bitter withdrawal of the project, the emergence of a better proposal nine months later and the approval of that new plan three months after that. It would have been easy for the council members to be cowed into passing the first plan, but in this case, their careful deliberation and open ear produced a better one.

This is especially gracious since The Daily Chronicle supported the original plan.