Archive for September 2014

Where oh where have all the mailboxes gone in my South Loop neighborhood?

Where oh where have all the mailboxes gone in my South Loop neighborhood?
              Where have all my South Loop neighborhood mailboxes gone? On a recent Sunday night I went out with a bunch of mail to mail in the neighborhood and to get a little air.  I walked from Roosevelt and State, up Plymouth Court to the mailbox at 1115 South.... Read more »

How the heck did volunteer tomatoes start growing along my front gate?

How the heck did volunteer tomatoes start growing along my front gate?
If a volunteer pumpkin growing along the front gate of my South Loop house at Roosevelt and State wasn’t crazy enough…well, now I’ve got volunteer tomatoes growing there, too.  And on the east side yet! At the moment, the tomatoes are fairly small and very green.  But Bruce says he thinks they’re Romas.  Whether they... Read more »

South Loop Neighbors Photo Show is baaaaaaaaaaaacccckk

South Loop Neighbors Photo Show is baaaaaaaaaaaacccckk
After a few years’ hiatus, the South Loop Neighbors’ Photo Show is coming back in October. The juried photo competition wants photographers to submit photographs in three categories: student, amateur and professional. The theme for this year’s competition is “Life in the South Loop.” SLN, a community organization that promotes quality of life in the neighborhood,... Read more »
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What's the City doing about the homeless besides not too much?

What's the City doing about the homeless besides not too much?
My South Loop friend, and dedicated observer of South Loop life, Jim Borman, is my blogging guest today–on the topic of abject homelessness in the South Loop.  Many other neighborhoods are affected by this misery–including the heart of the Loop, of course.  But Jim tells us what he’s been seeing in the South Loop–and it ain’t... Read more »