Archive for April 2013

May Day March Chicago 2013

May Day March Chicago 2013 – Wednesday, May 1, 2013 thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets of Chicago for the 13th Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights. In the spirit of solidarity and unity with communities across the country, organizers in Chicago will focus on a universal theme: standing together with... Read more »

Well Street Bridge Reconstruction Project Phase 2 - Photos

Monday morning, the Chicago Department of Transportation said via Twitter, "The new half of the Wells Street Bridge will be floated into place around 9 a.m. We'll spend the rest of day bolting it in."  Well Street Bridge Reconstruction Project Phase 2 - Rick Lobes - ChicagoNow,  April 29, 2013
Well Street Bridge Reconstruction Project Phase 2 Phase two of the Wells Street Bridge project began Friday night. As part of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) ongoing reconstruction of the CTA service over the bridge is scheduled to resume after this the second of two scheduled nine day construction projects. The CTA warns commuters should plan... Read more »

Days of Rain: Chicago Flooding & Road Closures - Photos

Days of Rain: Chicago Flooding & Road Closures - Photos
Days of Rain: Chicago Flooding & Road Closures – Photos It has been raining for days in the Chicago area and this morning it created major delays and road closures. Chicago area was hit with more than 6 inches of rain this morning. Widespread road closures throughout the entire Chicago area. Some Schools closed as well as... Read more »
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Sculptor Jun Kaneko New Art Exhibition at Millennium Park - Photos

Sculptor Jun Kaneko New Art Exhibition at Millennium Park - Photos
Legends, Myths and Truths – New Art Exhibition at Millennium Park Sculptor Jun Kaneko’s ceramic signature “Dangos” (meaning “rounded form” or “dumpling” in Japanese) is now on display in Millennium Park through November 3, 2013.  As a pioneer in the field of monumental ceramic sculpture, Jun Kaneko has played with scale and proportion drawing upon... Read more »

Chicago Foggy Night Photos

Chicago Foggy Night Photos
Chicago Night Photos – Just a few photos from a foggy night in Chicago.

2013 Shamrock Shuffle Photos

2013 Shamrock Shuffle Photos
2013 Shamrock Shuffle Photos On Sunday, April 7, 2013 the 34th running of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K (4.97-mile) run was held. Approximately 33,000 runners raced through the streets of Chicago, as they kickoff the 2013 running season.  The Start and Finish Line areas were both located in Grant Park on Columbus Drive. The course... Read more »
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Chicago Bridge Lifts - 2013 Time-Lapse Photos

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Chicago Bridge Lifts – 2013 Time-Lapse Photos Starting at 8:00 am Saturday the Bridges over the Chicago River were raised to allow recreational boats to get to the docks. Along with the recreational boats was a barge hauling the other half of the new Wells Street Bridge. Twenty-seven bridges were lifted from Ashland Avenue Bridge on the South Branch to... Read more »

Big Fish - Pre-Broadway World Premiere Oriental Theatre Chicago

Big Fish - Pre-Broadway World Premiere Oriental Theatre Chicago
Big Fish – Pre-Broadway World Premiere Oriental Theatre Chicago Big Fish the musical premiered Tuesday at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre,  it was a pre-Broadway world premiere with a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Friday, April 19, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Oriental Theatre 24 W. Randolph.  (800) 775-2000;... Read more »

Picasso and Chicago at Art Institute Chicago

Now on display in front of the Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza are eight-foot-tall letters that spell out P I C A S S O, promoting the Art Institute of Chicago exhibit – Picasso and Chicago which runs from Wednesday, February 20, 2013 through Sunday May 12, 2013. The Picasso and Chicago exhibit at the... Read more »
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Easter Finery at the Garfield Park Conservatory: Photos

Easter Finery at the Garfield Park Conservatory: Photos
Easter Finery at the Garfield Park Conservatory Wearing their Easter finery, many Chicagoans came to take photos amidst the flowers and plants of the 100-year-old Garfield Park Conservatory. Some were photographed happily, enjoying their outing, while others were a bit more reluctant – perhaps due to the post Easter basket sugar crash. The conservatory provided... Read more »