Chicago Blues Has Got the Blues - Small Turnout At the 2014 Chicago Blues Festival

There was a noticeably smaller crowd at this year’s Chicago Blues Festival in comparison to previous festivals. National slide guitar champion and 15 year veteran of the Chicago Blues Festival, Kraig Kenning, remarked that this was the “smallest crowd” he had ever seen. Kenning noted several possible reasons for the small crowds at this year’s... Read more »

In Photos: Chicago School Closings Protest - May 5, 2013

Photos: Huge Sinkhole Swallows Three Cars on Chicago's South Side

Photos: Huge Sinkhole Swallows Three Cars on Chicago’s South Side It’s just a bit wet out today…
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In Photos: Chicago School Closings Protest 3/27/2013

Thousands of people turned out to protest last week’s announcement that 54 Chicago schools will be closing by this fall to help close a $1 billion deficit. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett maintain that the closures are necessary because so many Chicago Public School buildings are half-empty. Here are some photos of... Read more »

In Photos: Dyeing the Chicago River Green, 2013

In Photos: Dyeing the Chicago River Green, 2013Photo by Brian Walworth A collection of photos taken by members of the Chicago Street Photography Meetup Group. Photo by Amy Kiley

Economic Cleansing: Aldermen Push to Close Down Ewing Annex Hotel

The Ewing Annex Hotel is one of  two cubicle-style hotels in the city of Chicago that provide affordable housing for low income men. Not so long ago there were many affordable hotels that had daily and weekly rates that provided a necessary societal service. Everyone needs a place to live, a little corner of the... Read more »

Wells Street Drawbridge

South cutaway section of the old Wells Street double-decked steel truss drawbridge. Remaining north section that will be replaced in the spring.  

March Snow Storm Chicago, 2013 – Adams St. between Wabash and State

Here’s a few hardy Chicagoans continuing with the day’s business as a March snow storms blasts Chicago with as much as 7 to 10 inches of snow.

Brown Line #Chicago 2013 - Kimball Station

Kodak Color 400, Minolta SRT 202 (converted to B&W post-process) This short film shows a 1981 ride on the Ravenswood ‘L’ (Brown Line), from Roscoe junction to the Loop. It runs about 8 minutes, and includes audio commentary. Kimball Station Kodak Color 400, Minolta SRT 202

Last of Little Cheyenne, Royal Pawn Shop, #Chicago 2013

Minolta SRT 202 with Ilford Delta 3200 film pushed to 6400