Chicago’s Craziest Profession

Police officers in Chicago are often go by the monicker “Chicago’s Finest.”  Firefighters use the phrase “Chicago’s Bravest” because of the way they run into burning buildings.  But what about the city’s army of window washers?  Perhaps they should be nominated for “Chicago’s Craziest.” While a lot of buildings have gondolas for window washers to ride up and...

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Status Update: Randolph Tower

The Randolph Tower (188 West Randolph Street) has been under some form of renovation or another since before I moved to Chicago in 2003.  When will it be done?  It’s hard to say.  Lots of deadlines have come and gone.  Lots of big plans have been made and unfulfilled.  Just last year the city approved a TIF to help turn it into residences.  Up close, it’s a beautiful building.  It’s...

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