Sun-Times Printing Plant Now Chicago’s Newest Tech Hub
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Sun-Times Printing Plant Now Chicago’s Newest Tech Hub

It was way back in 2009 that we wrote our first article about Chicago’s “other” riverwalk — Canalport Park, wedged between the former Chicago Sun-Times printing plant at 2800 South Ashland Avenue, and one of the few remaining segments of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.  It’s a great place to go because so few other people go there, and there are plenty of things to look at from wildlife to salvage operations...

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Slice of Life: No Window Unsmashed

A pair of industrial facilities lie derelict on Chicago’s South Side.  Between the two of them, only one window remains intact.  The silos at 2860 South Damen Avenue were built in the...

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Slice of Life: An Aisle of History

A gently sloping walkway surrounds people with the history of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, at Canal Origins Park at 2701 South Ashland Avenue where the I&M once connected the Chicago River with points east. Today, the former canal confluence has been filled in and capped by an industrial...

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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: Towers and Stalks

Native plants compete for attention with ComEd transmission lines in a patch of restored prairie along what used to be Bubbly...

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Slice of Life: The Abandoned Damen Silos

A bright, shiny new barge sits in front of the abandoned South Damen Avenue silos.  We haven’t been able to find out much about them, but preliminary research seems to indicate they weren’t for grain — but for sand for some kind of...

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Chicago’s Other Riverwalk (with video)

Mayor Daley has been bursting with pride lately as his long-desired Chicago Riverwalk finally takes off. What was just a patchwork of concrete and pioneering restaurant kiosks for the last couple of years have finally developed into a cohesive system of walkways, eateries, pocket parks, bicycle rental places, and even a pair of minor museums. Tourists and Loop workers both seem to be embracing the new outdoor venues along the main...

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