Status Update: Wolf Point Ready To Rise
May14

Status Update: Wolf Point Ready To Rise

There are special milestones you look for in a child’s development: Baby’s first word.  Baby’s first steps.  Baby’s first car wreck after taking the keys out of daddy’s pants without permission.  Wolf Point is about to reach one of those milestones. That’s because the first bits of the crane for the west tower are now being installed.  It’s the equivalent of a baby learning to sit up on its...

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Slice of Life: Chicago’s Sailboats Begin Their Annual Procession to Lake Michigan
May14

Slice of Life: Chicago’s Sailboats Begin Their Annual Procession to Lake Michigan

A sailboat is a hole in the water, into which one throws money. The happiest two days of a sailboat owners life are the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it. I know most of the wry observations of sailboat owners, as a recovering one myself. It’s hard to deny the calm you feel as the wind whooshes through the sails. Ah, but getting a sailboat to a body of water, that takes a little doing. For Chicagoans, it often means getting...

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