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  • I (heart) Chicago

     
    I have now totally embraced the Zen of the El, putting aside my innate distrust of anything unfamiliar until it gets familiar. I love the el now. The trick is to move from thinking rapid transit means, you know, rapid...
  • Catfish stocking latest sign of Chicago River's comeback

    About 30,000 channel catfish were released into the Chicago and Little Calumet rivers Tuesday as part of a program that officials say shows how far those urban waterways have come environmentally. "This is exciting because the Chicago River is...

    'Sox vs Cubs': Rivalry as an exhibit

     'Sox vs Cubs': Rivalry as an exhibit
    First, a confession: I prefer the Sox, but if the Cubs are having a decent year, I'll root for them too. I know it's heresy to say so around here, but I'm mostly a fan of good local baseball, no matter whether the uniform is black and the ballpark...

    New Wells Street bridge opens to traffic: 'Very nice ride'

    New Wells Street bridge opens to traffic: 'Very nice ride'
    The Wells Street bridge was reopened to cars, bikers and pedestrians this morning, bringing an end to a year-long shutdown while construction crews replaced the 91-year-old bridge. Just before 6:15 a.m., construction workers in reflective vests and...

    Orbert Davis' jazz symphony looks at Chicago River's momentous reversal

    Orbert Davis' jazz symphony looks at Chicago River's momentous reversal
    It was called the “seventh engineering wonder of the world,” a herculean effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River. Typhoid fever, cholera and other waterborne diseases were running rampant in Chicago in the late 19th century, and...