Archive for June 2014

Emerald ash borer started just south of the South Loop: who knew?

Emerald ash borer started just south of the South Loop:  who knew?
The first time–and place–anyone was aware that the emerald ash borer was going to be a problem for ash trees in Chicago, according to arborist Clayton Ruyle, was five years ago at the intersection of 29th and State–just two miles south of my house.  Ruyle is district sales manager for The Care of Trees, a Davey... Read more »

George Lucas Museum: what's it gonna have?

George Lucas Museum:  what's it gonna have?
How come George Lucas is building a museum on our lakefront land and officially becoming a South Loop neighbor in Chicago and no one seems to know what’s going to be in it?  To hear them talking, it’s going to be the greatest thing since The Art Institute of Chicago opened the doors to its... Read more »

The bad guys are in Grant Park and Montgomery Ward is turning over in his grave

The bad guys are in Grant Park and Montgomery Ward is turning over in his grave
There’s a bank in Grant Park.  On the east side of South Michigan Avenue.  A bank.  In Grant Park! All of a sudden.  A pop-up bank.  And no one bats an eyelash.  Tiny dancer is squawking like crazy about Donald Trump putting his logo on his own building, a deal that was signed, sealed and... Read more »
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South Loop child care center appropriately wins the Fast Track Award after only three months in business

South Loop child care center appropriately wins the Fast Track Award after only three months in business
In just three short months in business, Josephine Garrett, owner of Learning for a Lifetime Childcare Center at State and Archer is winning an award for her efforts:  The Fast Track Award.   Considering she had 19 clients before she even opened in March, the award she’s winning from the Women’s Business Development Center–just three months after... Read more »

A beautiful adoption ends on South State Street--and it's all because of Rahm

A beautiful adoption ends on South State Street--and it's all because of Rahm
It was a beautiful adoption more than a dozen years ago and I was proud to have set the whole thing in motion.  I found the City of Chicago Adopt-a-Street program, did the paperwork, followed up–and the next thing I knew, we neighbors had formally adopted our street. There was an adoption ceremony, the placing... Read more »