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“Stranded in Chicago, Please Help”

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If it's August, it must be CST, Chicago Stranded Time. You know them: a diverse band of scruffy youths sitting on the pavement up and down State Street holding up a worn cardboard sign: Stranded in Chicago, Please Help.' Except they're not.
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Hoar-ticulture

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The latest casualty in U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald's long-overdue war on Chicago municipal graft, Shirley McMayon, made the classic Hogtown mistake. She assumed no one was watching, and she didn't bother to launder the money.
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Your Friend, 820 ILCS 115

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Yours Truly having just filed a Wage Claim against a nonprofit English-as-a-Second-Language school in Pilsen, a former part-time employer, for pay deliberately and illegally withheld, I think it time to meditate on the best friend an Illinois hourly worker ever had--the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.
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Stupid Daley Tricks #1

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I'm no knee-jerk fan of da mare, though I will say he's finally an out-of-the-closet urbanist. However, the latest affront to the legacy of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago speaks for itself. At least through the incisive words of Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin.
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Suburbasaurus!

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You see them coming. You try to get away. But somehow you're always ensnared. They surround you, guidebooks open and maps flailing in the wind, and ask you that dreaded question, 'Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to Navy Pier?'
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Marina City Myths

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Ok. Let's get this all out of the way up front so that we can proceed to other topics. You know you want to know. You'll be happier, I'll be happier, Bertrand Goldberg will be happier. Answers to the most-asked questions about my humble abode,
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