Posts tagged "Did You Know Chicago"

I found the CTA Disney World

I found the CTA Disney World
My wallet was stolen on the EL the other day, and running around trying to replace everything has been a giant pain in my ass. Not only are all my credit cards and debit cards gone, I also lost my essential Chicago Card. And it wasn’t one of the reloadable ones. It was hooked up... Read more »

Did you know that Chicago invented skyscrapers?

Did you know that Chicago invented skyscrapers?
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the possibility of a mile-high skyscraper being built in less than 15 years. This of course will require a bit of new technology – like a new way to transport humans since an old fashioned elevator probably won’t cut it. Unfortunately, it’s not looking like it’s going to happen... Read more »

Keep an eye out for the famous Weather Bell

Keep an eye out for the famous Weather Bell
Have you ever noticed that really stranger weather thingy on the Walgreens at the corner of Clark and Monroe? It has lights on it and options that say ‘no change,’ ‘warmer,’ ‘colder,’ ‘snow’ and ‘rain.’ Seems pretty dumb to me, but it looks like it’s been there for a long time so I of course... Read more »
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Children's Memorial Hospital: 131 Years of History

Children's Memorial Hospital: 131 Years of History
The new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago accepted its first patient on Saturday in the first step of a carefully orchestrated, three-year move. Children’s Memorial Hospital has called Lincoln Park home for over 131 years, so I thought this week’s ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’ should be dedicated to the history and future of... Read more »

It could be worse...remember the Great Chicago Flood?

It could be worse...remember the Great Chicago Flood?
All of these thunderstorms and tales of sump pumps failing have got me thinking of the Great Chicago Flood! Have you heard of it? It’s a pretty unusual situation and the topic of this week’s ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’. In 1992, construction crews working near the Kinzie Street Bridge punctured the ceiling of one of... Read more »

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
My Monday posts are usually dedicated to ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’. This has been put on hold to tell you about the amazing and official Talk Like Shakespeare Day. To celebrate Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, Mayor Emanuel has actually declared the Bard’s 448th birthday a day when “all citizens are encouraged to express themselves through the incorporation of... Read more »
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Chicago's first food trend: oysters

Chicago's first food trend: oysters
Chicago is a foodie town. Not only do we have a robust restaurant scene and an array of reputable chefs, but we have entire multi-day celebrations dedicated to eating. I’ve done a few features on the history of specific foods – still slathering the ketchup onto my hot dogs – but I never looked in... Read more »

Happy Book of Mormon Day!

Happy Book of Mormon Day!
Happy Book of Mormon Day! I’m crossing my fingers for someone to get me tickets to this amazing musical for my birthday. (Hint to the husband who is hopefully reading this.) I always thought the Chicago theater scene was underrated and after some research I’m even more convinced. I wanted to share the information for... Read more »