Posts tagged "Chicago"

"Halloween Scare in Chicago" book has scary little to do with Chicago

"Halloween Scare in Chicago" book has scary little to do with Chicago
I was at a bookstore browsing Halloween books and spotted A Halloween Scare in Chicago. I was instantly drawn to it since my kids really enjoy books that feature the city. (Our favorite is Larry Gets Lost in Chicago, which I highly recommend.) Unfortunately, I was rather disappointed with A Halloween Scare in Chicago although I... Read more »

City of Big Data promotes data benefits, ignores privacy concerns

City of Big Data promotes data benefits, ignores privacy concerns
Chicago: City of Big Data is an exhibition being presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation from now until the end of the year. The title City of Big Data is a play on the moniker bestowed on Chicago by Carl Sandburg, “City of Big Shoulders.” The exhibition focuses on how the City of Chicago uses... Read more »

The magic of a good neighborhood

Saturday was the opening of Maddiebird Bakery in Edgewater. The opening was a must do since we know the owners. What made the day even more thrilling was happening to be there at the same time as Old Single Mom, Mary Tyler Mom, and some parents from my son’s school. That’s the magic of a... Read more »
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Bob Fosse grew up in Chicago, but why should I care?

I’ve been reading Fosse by Sam Wasson. This biography of acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and director Bob Fosse includes several chapters about his childhood years in Chicago. Bob Fosse grew up very near to where I live now, and I felt a little tinge of something (joy? pride? recognition?) whenever a familiar landmark or intersection was... Read more »

Haunted Chicago: Remembering a ghost of the Red Lion Pub

Haunted Chicago: Remembering a ghost of the Red Lion Pub
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Sara Jean McCarthy. She lives on the second floor. In the women’s restroom. In the last stall. Not, perhaps, my personal choice of digs, but I truly don’t... Read more »

Why I love Chicago but hate "Chicagoland"

I love Chicago. I hate Chicagoland. That’s not just because I’m a city snob who hates the suburbs (although I am). It’s because I’m sick of seeing lists of “best things to do in Chicago” that include a bunch of destinations more than a hour away. From my home it takes the same amount of... Read more »
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Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers: Who has the best music video?

Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers: Who has the best music video?
The Chicago Bears play the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 22 Sunday Night Football. Both are teams from cities with blue collar roots. Both are teams used to playing in harsh winter conditions. Both are teams with quarterbacks who their fans are often embarrassed by. There are so many ways to compare these teams, but today... Read more »

Bears, Steelers: Where are the bad guys?

On September 22 the Chicago Bears play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. As a former Pittsburgher and current Chicagoan I cheer for both teams. Since they are in different conferences that is rarely a problem. This week is one of those times when it is. “Mama, where are the bad guys?” At first... Read more »

Summer in Chicago is best when you just add water

Summer in Chicago is best when you just add water
ChicagoNow bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans.  There are enough things that I... Read more »
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20 things to do on warm nights in Chicago besides shoot people

20 things to do on warm nights in Chicago besides shoot people
Last night was a beautiful warm night in Chicago. My husband and I took advantage of the warm weather to sit on our back porch, drink beer, stare at our phones and talk about electronic content management solutions. (You thought we were pretty cool until I got to those last two items, didn’t you?) A... Read more »