Archive for December 2015

The lights are back on Roosevelt Road and maybe that's a bright sign for the New Year

The lights are back on Roosevelt Road and maybe that's a bright sign for the New Year
It’s been a while since all the lights shown bright on Roosevelt Road bridge near my house.  A long time since all 50 of the globe-type lights pictured here have been on simultaneously on both sides of Roosevelt between State and Clark.  In fact, they haven’t all been on at the same time since Mayor... Read more »

Density is a dirty word in the South Loop all of a sudden, but should it be?

Density is a dirty word in the South Loop all of a sudden, but should it be?
Ever since I moved to the South Loop in 1994, density has been a dirty word.  For some reason, many of my South Loop neighbors seem to think they are entitled to rural–or at least quiet surbrban–living in downtown Chicago. What’s interesting is that many South Loop abodes have incorporated a quiet, leafy lifestyle where... Read more »