Life  In  The  City  Beautiful

JANUARY  20  2017

FRIDAY IN  CHICAGO

 

DOWNTOWN WEATHER

 

Good Evening / Night  Chicago  

Thursday Night

 38°  Rain   100%   1/2" - 3/4" +

Wind  ENE 5-15mph

Friday

 45° Cloudy / Rain before Noon 40%   Wind E5 mph to SSW in pm

 

Friday Night

 40°  Rain

Wind  SSE 5-10mph


CHICAGO AREA WEATHER

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CHICAGO EVENTS  Friday

 

We Have A New President

 

Trump Goes To Washington: Inauguration Viewing Party

& Lunch Special    RSVP

Chinese New Year Feast @ Mott St  thru 1/28

Tedeschi Trucks Band  $30 - $299  thru  1/21 

 

Alkaline Trio at Metro  $36   thru  1/21 

Silencio Blanco  Part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival  $  thru 1/22   Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

1:15pm  Cultural Center Tour leaving from Randolph Lobby

 

HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAY

Taco Joint (1969 N Halsted and 158 W Ontario)

two tacos with a side of rice and beans plus a margarita or

Modelo Especial  $12 from 1-4pm

  $ Tickets May Be Required - Check Link

  $SD  Suggested Donation    $NC  No Cover Charge  

  $NM  Non-Members     18+ Must be at least 18 with valid ID

                                21+ Must be at least 21 with valid ID

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DOWNTOWN NEWS

 

Third Eye Blind summer tour comes to Chicago - Tickets 1/26  10am

 

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CHICAGO  AREA  NEWS

Mayor defends CPS furloughs as CTU joins school-cuts protests

Appeals Court Rejects Chicago Gun-Range Restrictions

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WORLD NEWS

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RAILChicago's HOOD

New CTA L station going up at Washington / Wabash

President Trump Tower

Riverwalk under Lake Shore Drive

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

 

Steve Patton has been a tremendous public servant, and the

City of Chicago is better off because of his work. My statement:


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CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

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RESTAURANTS & DINING

My last McD lunch during the Obama administration

Big Mac / Fries / Diet Coke $5  I added BBQ sauce

but as I was gone ... my new printer arrived but they only left the

ink outside my door

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MILLENNIUM PARK

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CHICAGO SPORTS

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DALEY PLAZA / CITY HALL

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MUSEUM CAMPUS

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WEEKEND / WEEKDAY READING / VIEWING

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ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

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CHICAGO  EVENTS:  DOWNTOWN

MILLENNIUM PARK
DATE Notes
THRU 3/5/2017
Lurie Garden Date Time
     
JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
DATE Notes
     
HARRIS THEATRE DATE Notes

Swan Lake**

State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Jan 21 7:30pm  $

Swan Lake**

State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Jan 22 3pm  $
Jan 23 7:30pm  $
Jan 27-28 7:30pm  $

**  Tickets on sale at link      Map:  Millennium Park

 

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

Map:   Chicago Cultural Center

 

ART INSTITUTE
DATE Location
MEMBERSHIP  $95    

Current Exhibitions

   
Closing In January 2017
Closes  
Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions Jan 29 Galleries 124–127
Opening In January 2017
   
Takuma Nakahira: Circulation Jan 28 Gallery 188
Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–75 Jan28 Galleries 1–4 and 10

Map:  Art Institute

 

 

DALEY PLAZA
January
Event
Time
     

 

 

McCORMICK PLACE

Event Date Notes
     
     

 

 

SOLDIER FIELD
January  

Notes

     
8/17/2017

 

 

CHICAGO THEATRE

JANUARY  EVENTS
DATE
Notes
John Cleese With Monty Python And The Holy Grail**
Jan 22
$

Jim Jefferies**   8:30pm  10:00pm

Jan 27
$

Dancing With The Stars** 4pm + 8pm

Jan 28
$

FEBRUARY 2017

Martina McBride**
Feb 3

$

Feb 4
$

PAW Patrol Live!**    3 Shows

Feb 11
$
PAW Patrol Live!**   3 Shows
Feb 12
$
Sinbad** Feb 18 $
Wilco** Feb 22 $
Wilco** Feb 23 $
Wilco** Feb 25 $
Wilco** Feb 26 $

**  Tickets on sale at link

 

NORTHERLY  ISLAND

Northerly Island adventure
Jan 21
Noon-4pm
Third Eye Blind     Tickets 1/26  10am
July 6
 

 

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UPCOMING CHICAGO  EVENTS

January 2017  Events Date Location
Museum Free Days 1/02-31 Museum of Science and Industry
Teen Museum Free Days 1/02-31 Art Institute
First Bites Bash  21+ 1/28 Navy Pier  $

Chicago Theatre Week 2017: Tickets and information

2/9-19 Tickets On Sale
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience 2/22 United Center  $

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NEMO

He will always be part of the RAILChicago family

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS / VIEWS

 

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RAILROAD NEWS

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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WINTER TRAVEL WARNINGS

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PHOTOS  / ARCHIVE

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RAILROAD READ / VIEW

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JANUARY 19 2017

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

 

AMTRAK:  Fort Madison looking to move Amtrak location downtown  IA

 

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RAILROAD NEWS

 

Ex-Canadian Pacific CEO, activist investor teaming up for CSX stake: source

 

Status Report  Chicago Transportation Coordination Office

 

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

American Airlines ready to roll out basic economy fare

American Airlines flight attendants face arbitration on uniform crisis

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WINTER TRAVEL WARNINGS

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PHOTOS  / ARCHIVE

 

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CB@Q  947  GP30    1970

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South Shore Line (CSS) 1505 GP7   Hammond IN   1979     Photo:  Tim Vermande

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Rock Island 1213   GP7   1967

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RAILROAD READ / VIEW

Alton reveals marketing plan for old train station    IL

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JANUARY 18 2017

 

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

AMTRAK:  Ann Arbor council votes 8-3 to move ahead with train station design

CTA:   Small rubbish fire disrupts CTA Red Line service

AMTRAK:   Lake Forest officials and residents waiting on railroad decision

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RAILROAD NEWS

Dyer residents learn about West Lake rail project   IN

 

Intermodal Driver Crosstown Work Between Rail Yard Salary 20% higher in Chicago

 

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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WINTER TRAVEL WARNINGS

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PHOTOS  / ARCHIVE

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NYC “Mohawk” steam locomotive   LaSalle Street Station  Chicago   1939

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"The Plug"    Illinois Central Gulf's contribution to commuter service to Joliet from Chicago

Green to 63/Ashland at Randolph/Wabash

Orange to Midway

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RAILROAD READ / VIEW

First direct train service from China to the UK arrives in London

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