Now that Daley is a lame-duck mayor, should he be proposing an expensive maglev rail link to O’Hare–especially since his last airport-train idea cost $300 million, ruined a Loop ‘L’ station, and still failed?
It may be the biggest heist in Chicago history, folks, and it’s right under our noses. Or our feet, anyway. One look at this year’s new Chicago Transit Authority map uncovers the dastardly deed: someone has stolen the Washington/State Red Line station.
Within the past hour, there was a construction fire on downtown Chicago’s infamous Block 37. Here are photos I took from Devyn’s mid-rise condo directly across the street.
Chicago Carless is no stranger to the fight to protect downtown residents’ right to quiet. Last winter, Yours Truly took a stand against allowing the debatably talented ‘bucket boys’ to drum on plastic containers deep into the night beneath the windows of downtown high-rise bedrooms. Now 42nd Ward Alderman Burt Natarus is taking the problem seriously, too.
Today was the groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Block 37 development. So at least until 2007, farewell to a great poor-weather friend: the portion of Chicago’s sizeable underground pedestrian walkway between State and Dearborn Streets.