More Photos: Ikram’s New Red House of Fashion

We keep hearing that Chicago’s leading fashion trendsetter, Ikram Goldman, is going to open her new boutique at 15 East Huron Street any day now, so we stopped by over the weekend to see how things were progressing. Based on what we saw, “any day now” seems somewhat optimistic, and in fact the official opening day is set for July 27th.  That seems very realistic. Behind the black burlap and white protective...

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Slice of Life: Metra’s Slow Motion Snot

Scenes like this are pretty common in Chicago in the winter.  Except, this isn’t winter.  This photo was taken in July.  The icicles aren’t ice, they’re mother nature’s own form of mineralized snot, dripping ever so slowly underneath the Union Pacific tracks that carry Metra trains into the Ogilvie Transportation Center (500 West Madison Street). Lots of Chicago’s old bridges have these stalactites, and...

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