Archive for July 2014

South Loop realtors keeping kids off the street--at least for a day

South Loop realtors keeping kids off the street--at least for a day
I got a press release last week from some South Loop realtors that sounded sort of unusual.  And also sort of cute.  I skimmed it.  Looked at the pictures. And thought to myself, I wished I could have been there. It seemed like a group managing sales at The Grant, a super-luxurious high-rise on Roosevelt,... Read more »

Mrs. Mayor says the South Loop portion of Grant Park was just a whole lot of nothing until….

Mrs. Mayor says the South Loop portion of Grant Park was just a whole lot of nothing until….
Until her mayoral husband Tiny Dancer came along and fixed it all up for us dopes in the South Loop, Mrs. Tiny Dancer says the south end of Grant Park felt “like it’s kind of always been a whole lot of nothing.”  That’s what she told DNAinfo.com yesterday. Thanks for your opinion from afar, Amy... Read more »

The Dearborn Station is NOT off-kilter; Rahm is

The Dearborn Station is NOT off-kilter; Rahm is
Above is a lovely new print that you can buy.  It’s the Dearborn Station in the South Loop and it was done by an artist as part of an iconic collection he’s creating all about Chicago neighborhoods, parks, etc. The reason I want you readers to look at it is the symmetry. You see it?... Read more »
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Will the new Grant Park skateboard park be the end of two historic stone boulders?

Will the new Grant Park skateboard park be the end of two historic stone boulders?
Two stone boulders–all that’s left of the old Illinois Central Station at 11th and Michigan that was torn down decades ago–are still on the site.  A site that is under construction for a new skateboard park.  Will the boulders stay?  Who knows? It was a wonderful thing through the years that two big stones were... Read more »