Slice of Life: Angling in Bubbly Creek

A pair of anglers cast their lines into what was once Chicago’s infamous Bubbly Creek.  The waterway is much improved since the days when chickens would walk across mats of rotting animal guts and it would occasionally catch fire.  The city actually encourages fishing here, and nearby at Canal Origins Park at 2701 South Ashland Avenue are ranks of fishing pole holders installed by the Park Department. The indentation...

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Slice of Life: Flowers Versus Fisk

The Fisk Generating Station pushes who-knows-what out of its smokestack in Pilsen while wildflowers along Chicago’s infamous Bubbly Creek clean the air. If you’re the sort of person who believe what’s written in Wikipedia, the coal and kerosene burning plant at 1111 West Cermak Road is not obligated to follow air quality standards outlined in the Clean Air Act because of its...

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