Baffled by Winter, Left Coast Bloggers Jump Ugly on Chicago’s Apple Store
Jan02

Baffled by Winter, Left Coast Bloggers Jump Ugly on Chicago’s Apple Store

Since this publication began almost 15 years ago, we’ve always stated there is a big difference between blogging and journalism.  That became evident over this New Year’s Eve weekend, when a bunch of 20-somethings with smartphones who like to play journalist lit up the internet with cries that there was something wrong with the new Apple flagship store at Pioneer Court. Sadly, it started with local blogger Matt Maldre who...

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Old Social Engineering Concept to be Reborn as Chicago Architecture
Oct24

Old Social Engineering Concept to be Reborn as Chicago Architecture

The 1960’s and 70’s were a great time for public art. Cities around the world spent millions of dollars on sculptures, paintings, and other works of art not for the lucky few, but for the unwashed masses. They were placed in public plazas, municipal buildings, schools and other places where they were intended to inspire, enlighten, and even passively educate. The idea was part of a utopian social engineering concept born...

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While Trib Tower Redevelopers Salivate, Alderman Urges Caution
Sep06

While Trib Tower Redevelopers Salivate, Alderman Urges Caution

In any city as old and complex as Chicago, there are bound to be quirks of history that affect modern day development. The protected cattle path through the heart of the Loop is one example we’ve told you about over the years. Another is the view corridor in Streeterville. We last reviewed this municipal oddity in June of 2015 when we were explaining to you why the new skyscraper coming to 465 North Park Drive is situated where...

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Wanda Tower Loses One Floor, Internet Loses its Mind
Dec18

Wanda Tower Loses One Floor, Internet Loses its Mind

Editor’s note: It’s not often I publish an article like this, but some days when you wake up and the cats are fighting and you’re out of milk and one communist nation is making threats while another communist nation is cozying up to your government, you just need to rant a little. In the greatest MacBeth-ian tradition, this article is “A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing....

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