Archive for March 2013

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago: Photos

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, March 24, 2013
Here are a few photos from my visit yesterday to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago along with information found on the Rockefeller / University of Chicago website. Rockefeller Chapel seats approximately 1,700 people. Its walls contain 72,000 pieces of Indiana limestone, and inside are 100,000 pieces of colored, glazed Guastavino tile. From the narthex to the... Read more »

Howells & Hood New Spring Hot Spot at Tribune Tower - Photos

Howells & Hood New Spring Hot Spot at Tribune Tower - Photos
Howells & Hood New Hot Spot at Tribune Tower – Photos The historic Tribune Tower is an iconic Neo-Gothic  beauty that has graced the southern tip of the Magnificent Mile for over 90 years. It was designed by architects John Howells and Raymond Hood. In 1922 Howells & Hood’s design was selected from more than 260 entrants in... Read more »

Everyone is Irish in Chicago on Saint Patrick's Day 2013 - Photos

Everyone is Irish in Chicago on Saint Patrick's Day 2013 - Photos
Everyone is Irish in Chicago on Saint Patrick’s Day 2013 – Photos Saturday March 16, 2013 – Saint Patrick’s Day is tomorrow but the party started in Chicago today. At 10:00 AM the Chicago River was dyed an emerald shade of green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All thanks to our very own Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union. The... Read more »
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Workers Torch Old Wells Street Bridge - Photos

Sparks flying on the old Wells Street Bridge. Workers dismantling the old section of the old Wells Street Bridge piece by piece. Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, March 15, 2012
Workers Torch Old Wells Street Bridge – Photos Thursday night, torches flared and sparks were flying on the 91 year old section of the old Wells Street Bridge. Work was well under way dismantling the old section of the bridge piece by piece. Workers cut apart the heavy metal sections and then hooked to a... Read more »

Route 53 Crash Over Higgins Rd Involving State Trooper

State Troopers inspect crash scene - Route 53 Crash Over Higgins Rd Involving State Trooper - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, March 12,2013
Route 53 Crash Over Higgins Rd Involving State Trooper Traffic was backed up for miles this morning on IL-53 northbound before Higgins Road due to a crash involving a State Illinois Trooper.  About 5:50 AM Tuesday Illinois State Police responded along with Schaumburg along with Elk Grove Village firefighters and paramedics to the three car crash that injured a Illinois State Police trooper.  Firefighters... Read more »

Wells Street Bridge Opens for Brown Line Trains On Schedule

Wells Street Bridge Opens for Brown Line Trains On Schedule. - Rick Lobes, Chicagonow, March 11, 2013
Wells Street Bridge Opens for Brown Line Trains On Schedule According to CTA spokespersons the first EL train will travel over the new construction of Wells Street Bridge at 4:30 A.M. Monday March 11, 2013. The nine day project to replace the southern half of the bridge completed just in time for the morning rush... Read more »
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Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction Project works Around the Clock - Photos

Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, March 6, 2013
Wells Street Bridge Project Works Around the Clock Mayor Rahm Emanuel has issued marching orders to finish the project in just nine days.  Engineer Johnny Morcos bridge project manager for the Chicago Department of Transportation stated, he loves the challenge of overseeing the Wells Street Bridge replacement. Half of the 91-year-old bridge will be replaced in just nine days.... Read more »

Winter Storm: Downtown Chicago clears the snow - Photos

Picasso Daley Center as snow arrives this afternoon. - Chicago prepares for another Winter Storm - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, March 5, 2013
Downtown Chicago prepares for another Winter Storm Today the Chicago area brace’s for a yet another major snowstorm. It started arriving a few hours latter than predicted. Weather forecasters announced Monday the area could receive up to 10 inches of snow. Snow started downtown about 9:00 A.M. The forecast was revised to expected 4-8 inches of heavy, wet snow... Read more »