The 606 Preps For Official Opening
May28

The 606 Preps For Official Opening

A couple of years ago, when a friend convinced me to hike along the Bloomingdale Trail, it wasn’t much to look at. Aficionados of weeds and urban decay might have found beauty in it, but it was hard to look past the schmutz and detritus along the 2.7-mile elevated track. Fast-forward to the present and this former ugly duckling is about to take flight as a swan. The 606 will be open and ready to take its place among the great city...

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Slice of Life: This is a Lawn

Found this down in Washington Park one day.  The one part of the lawn that isn’t the lawn is a metal manhole cover indicating “Lawn.”  Yes.  Yes it...

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Audience Mostly Underwhelmed by Northerly Island Plans

Last week a meeting was held in the Loop at the Spertus Institute(610 South Michigan Avenue) to talk about the future of Northerly Island.  As community meetings go, this one was unusually heavily promoted, even receiving publicity on the local radio and television stations.  WBBM-TV sent a photographer.  About 400 local people also showed up and what they saw they didn’t seem happy with. What they saw is termed the...

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