Four Montrose Harbor Bridges to be Rebuilt
Aug15

Four Montrose Harbor Bridges to be Rebuilt

If Cook County’s 5.9% ‘rona positivity score didn’t keep you inside over the weekend, you may have toddled over to Montrose Harbor for a breath of fresh lake air. On the way, you may have noticed that the area’s infrastructure isn’t everything it should be. Have no fear, CDOT is here. This week, the Chicago Plan Commission will decide if the Chicago Department of Transportation will be allowed to rebuild...

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Slice of Life: Montrose Harbor
Oct01

Slice of Life: Montrose Harbor

Vessels fill Montrose Harbor during warmer months in Chicago.  The harbor can handle more than 700 boats. One of the first things WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling taught me when I moved to Chciago was the word seiche— essentially, a freak wave on a lake, often caused by severe changes in air pressure.  He described it as being similar to the sloshing of water in a bathtub and told the story of the 1954 seiche  that  slammed into...

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