Slice of Life: Signs of the Zodiac
May18

Slice of Life: Signs of the Zodiac

The Coast Guard has parked 21 zodiac boats in the Chicago River, equipped with machine guns on the bow, as part of the security efforts for this weekend’s NATO summit.  In the back you can see a mobile Coast Guard command center in a double-wide tractor trailer....

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How Not to Camouflage a Skyscraper
May17

How Not to Camouflage a Skyscraper

If you’ve been down La Salle Street in the last few days, you may have noticed this on the walls at number 135 South. They’re shiny metal plates covering up signs that read “Bank of America Building.” The timing would suggest that they’re in place to confuse NATO protesters arriving in Chicago this week.  Sort of like a proverbial ostrich sticking its head in the sand to avoid danger: If the protesters...

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