The Hen Roosts Backwards Tonight

Convenience stores are a little less convenient in the West Loop these days with the closing of one of the White Hen Pantry shops.  I’m sure in the daylight it made sense to simply flip the old “White Hen” signs around in the pylon outside the store.  This was obviously done by a manager or some other person who only works 9-5 and didn’t realize that signs light up at night....

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Dearborn Street: Mandatory Breakdance Zone

What’s this wackiness we found outside of Marina City ?  Looks like some kind of CDOT-enforced mandatory breakdance zone.  This isn’t a case of having a screw loose this sign is intentionally in this position as evidenced by the bolts holding it in place. So next time you’re crossing the Dearborn Street Bridge, be sure to borrow a scrap of cardboard from the nearest vagrant and get your backspin on....

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What’s in a Name? An Obamanation.

Lots of people are trying to cash in on Barack Obama’s ascendency to the White House.  We’re happy the hype is over and the nation’s first half-black president can finally get to work and do some good.  But while the balloons and confetti are done flying in Washington, Obama is still being celebrated here in Chicago. Case in point: Yes, that hair salon is called “Obama’s Hair Design.”...

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