Posts tagged "Skokie"

Suburban garbage lessons for Chicago

More and more suburbs are turning to private haulers to pick up their garbage, the Tribune reports. The private haulers, the towns believe, are more efficient and environmentally friendly. With fewer pick-ups, for example, the town reduces its carbon footprint. Makes sense. But not in Chicago. The city continues to be in the garbage hauling business,... Read more »

Who is Augustus Tolton?

A. An early practitioner of the Bauhaus school of architectural design. B. Chicago’s first African-American priest and a possible candidate for sainthood. C. Organizer of the Chicago Hamburg Club’s annual Oompah-Pah festival. D. Direct descendant of the House of Habsburg that pioneered the first of a group of greenhouses that sprung up in Skokie and Morton... Read more »
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