Archive for November 2014

2014 Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Has its Origin in the Tragedy of Captain Santa and The Rouse Simmons

2014 Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Has its Origin in the Tragedy of Captain Santa and The Rouse Simmons
On November 25th, starting at 4:30 p.m., the City will have its official Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Daley Plaza but many people aren’t aware of the history of our Chicago Christmas Tree. The origins of the tradition started with the tragic sinking of one of Chicago’s most famous Christmas Tree Ships, the Rouse Simmons... Read more »

Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dead at 81 – Ushered In and Out with Snow

Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dead at 81 – Ushered In and Out with Snow
It seems fitting that I learned about the death of former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne while I was driving west on 79th Street watching snowflakes fall on my windshield. I was actually on my way to buy Ice Melt at a local hardware store when my wife called me to tell me that the former... Read more »