Another neighborhood originally inhabited by Scandanavians and is now a trendy area for trendy people is Andersonville. Our walk went from seeing an array of moderate houses and buildings, to a strip of boutiques and restaurants. We stopped for some books to add to the summer reading list at the Women and Children First bookstore,... Read more »
Behind the trendy neighborhood, there is some classic architecture and houses with art such as stained glass. We walked around the neighborhood with Scandanavian-German roots and appreciated elaborate landscaping, wrap-around porches and sidewalk cafe’s all within a few blocks.
The city is full of temporary Chicagoans, or simply tourists, all around the downtown area. South Michigan Ave is home to many green areas such as Millennium Park and cultural areas like the Art Institute of Chicago. From Congress Pkwy to Wacker Drive, visitors and Chicagoans can stroll through the city’s natural playgrounds and scenery... Read more »
Over the years I’ve worked at places where I have some access to local celebrities and heroes. Here are some of my favorites.
The biggest fire the city has seen in seven years happened last week on South Ashland Avenue. It was so cold, the building turned into what looked like an ice sculpture. The fire rekindled two days later and firemen were on the ice trying to put out the fire, cleaning up and even taking pictures... Read more »
I ran across people practicing for a flash mob near the Water Tower Place last week. They were promoting ing restaurant and the Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook.
Chicago’s River North neighborhood