CHICAGO - The Chicago City Council yesterday overwhelmingly approved the Chicago Children's Museum's controversial plan to move from its current home at Navy Pier to a new, larger $100 million facility in Grant Park.

The vote of 33 in favor and 16 opposed represents a victory for Mayor Richard Daley, who championed the museum's proposal to move from the downtown pier that is a top city tourist attraction to Grant Park which runs between the Lake Michigan shoreline and a portion of Michigan Avenue downtown. The popular museum needs additional space to expand its programming and officials believe the central downtown location of Grant Park is most accessible.

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