Video: Proposed Tribune Mega-Project Turned Into Animated Eye Candy
Dec06

Video: Proposed Tribune Mega-Project Turned Into Animated Eye Candy

If you’ve been salivating over the prospect of Tribune Media (soon to be Sinclair Broadcasting) pulling off its proposed $700 million “technology campus” along the Chicago River, then grab another napkin. A new video has hit YouTube showing what the Trib and Riverside Investment’s 700 at the River District project could look like. The animation delivers quite a visual punch, giving viewers a fighting chance at...

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Chicago History With the Late Gene Wilder
Aug31

Chicago History With the Late Gene Wilder

With everyone and his cat quickly adding Gene Wilder movies to their Netflix queue this week, or ponying up $2.99-$3.99 to watch his films on Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Sony, or FandangoNOW, here’s one not to forget: Expo: Magic of the White City. So far, we’ve only found the 2005 flick on Netflix. And in spite of being the quick-fingered sorts, it’s still marked “Long Wait” in our queue.  Here’s the...

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Great Chicago Walks: Revisiting Classic Rail Stations Past And Present
Aug03

Great Chicago Walks: Revisiting Classic Rail Stations Past And Present

About 50 years ago, I rode on a train for the first time. It was a St. Louis-to-New York City trip. I was a 12-year-old kid. I don’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday and I can’t seem to recall where I left my sunglasses but I do remember small details about that trip. The clackety-clack of the wheels, the whoo-whoo of the whistle. Seeing a man in a suit eating a hot dog with sauerkraut—for breakfast. I still enjoy traveling on...

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