Life  In  The  City  Beautiful

FEBRUARY  27  2017

MONDAY  IN  CHICAGO

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

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RAILROAD NEWS

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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Southwest airlines plane lands at Chicago's Midway Airport

Warren Buffett Southwest Airlines Takeover? Possible, Analysts Say

 

Monday letters: Better (Chicago) transit can carry people out of poverty

All aboard from the east? Wisconsinites plot rail to Twin Cities

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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

Progress Rail announced it has successfully completed initial emissions testing of a new switching locomotive, the EMD24B, and has begun the process of certifying the locomotive

for EPA Tier 4 emissions standards

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RAILROAD READ

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A group in Queens NY wants the unused Rockaway Beach Line to be returned -

but as a rail line, not a park

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INTERNATIONAL

CHICAGO  EVENTS  MONDAY

Music of the Baroque   $27 - $75   Harris Theater  (thru 27)

 

Happy Hour

MAD Social (1140 W Madison)

half-price bubbly and $1 oysters  5-7pm

 

$ Tickets May Be Required - Check Link

  $SDN  Suggested Donation    $NC  No Cover Charge   (C) Charity Event

  $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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CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

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SPORTS IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO / AREA NEWS

DOWNTOWN NEWS

All 911 city dispatchers now trained in mental health awareness

Body found in South Branch of Chicago River in the Loop

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to appear at Chicago Police Department headquarters

 

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Yesterday we wrapped up a great first season of CPS SCORE!

a unique partnership ofChicago Public Schools, Chicago Parks & private donations

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CITY HALL  / COUNTY BUILDING / DALEY CENTER

The City Council Zoning Committee meets at 10 am    Agenda

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CHICAGO SPORTS NEWS

Anisimov scores late to lift surging Blackhawks past Blues 4-2

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CHICAGO AREA NEWS

Ashland Avenue deadliest Chicago street for pedestrians, statistics show

 

Gov. Rauner will make a morning Medicaid announcement at Mount Sinai Hospital

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NATIONAL / WORLD NEWS

‘People’s Court’ judge Joseph Wapner dead at 97

 

Bill Paxton, actor in 'Twister' and 'Aliens,' dies at 61

Due to complications from surgery

RAILCHICAGO'S  HOOD

Another nice late Winter Day:  A lot of work to do as March/Spring will be here Wednesday

Ribs / Brown & Wild Rice + C K Mondavi Cabernet

A feathery friend watching traffic   (West side of my abode in background)

 

New at Prudenitial Building Lobby   "Chicago"

ART  INSTITUTE

 

CHICAGO  CULTURAL  CENTER

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Exhibit on a HO scale train set - As the Non-White Chicagoans struggle with rioting /

railroads, etc    White Ameicans have Pools / Condos / golf courses  Detail was perfect A+

More in the next few days

Alleyway 2016

Jusst a small part of the 4th Floor  only 3 more to go

most of exhibits will be up through March

MILLENNIUM PARK

 

WEEKEND  /  WEEKDAY  READING  /  VIEWING

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

DINING  /  RESTAURANT  NEWS

Don't forget—Paczki Day is next Tuesday

 

Hubbard Street's Now Open Champagne Lounge Features A Private Whiskey/Scotch Room

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WEATHER
DOWNTOWN

Hello  Chicago   45°      10:00am  CST

 

Monday

 52°   Mostly Sunny

Winds  S  5-15mph   Gust 20mph

Monday Night

 43°   Mostly Cloudy / Showers - T-Storms  90%

Winds  SSE 10-15mph

Tuesday

 62°  Showers / T-Storms  80%

Winds  S  15mph   Gust 25mph

CHICAGO AREA

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February  26  2017

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

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RAILROAD NEWS

Pedestrian struck by freight train in Antioch

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

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Penn Central   Sleeper Car   1981   Chicago

Last Run of the Iowa Pacific Chicago to Indianapolis is Tuesday . . . sad - always nice to see

something a little different at Roosevelt Road in Chicago

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On the South Shore  C&O 1517    GP15T   Chessie’s track geometry train  1983   Indiana

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RAILROAD READ

Take a Train Through the Lands of Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes

Ten fastest trains in the world

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INTERNATIONAL

 

CHICAGO  EVENTS:  DOWNTOWN

MILLENNIUM PARK

MILLENNIUM PARK
Date Notes
THRU 3/5/2017
LURIE GARDEN Date Time
     
JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
DATE Notes
 
HARRIS THEATER FEB Notes
Music of the Baroque** 27 $

**Tickets on sale at link   Map:  Millennium Park

DINING  FESTS / EVENTS

EVENT  /  FEST DATE $ / Notes
Chicago's Best WingFest** 3/5 $50 / VIP $100
Chowdah Fest **  on board a ship at the Columbia Yacht Club 3/6 $40  Proceeds benefit the Sea Scouts
Good Food Festival 3/16-18  
Baconfest Chicago** 3/31-4/1 Hurry For Tickets
Pizza Summit  **  4/9 $35   2 sittings
Ribfest 6/9-11 Info Later

**Tickets on sale at link 

ART INSTITUTE
Date Location
MEMBERSHIP  $95    

Current Exhibitions

Closing In March    
     
Opening In March    
     

Map:  Art Institute

 

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER DATE Location
Trinity Academy of Irish Dance 3/17

Cassidy Theater

11am

minor matter by Ligia Lewis 3/03-04 Dance Studio 6pm
Court/Garden by a canary torsi 3/24-25 Preston Bradley Hall 7:30pm

Cultural Center Tours

(Limit first20 people)

W-TH-F-SA Randolph St Lobby  1:15pm
Juicebox

1st /3rd

Fri-Sat

Preston Bradley Hall  11am

Map:   Chicago Cultural Center

 

CHICAGO THEATRE

MARCH   EVENTS
DATE
Notes
     

**Tickets now on sale at link 

 

McCORMICK  PLACE

February
Event
28 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

 

NAVY  PIER

Date
Event
18-26 Chicago Flower  & Garden Show    $5 - $16
4/15 - 7/30 Rolling Stones Exhibitionism      Tickets

 

NORTHERLY  ISLAND

Event Date Notes
Third Eye Blind     Tickets On Sale
July 6
$

 

SOLDIER  FIELD

Date Event Notes

April

1-23

Odysseo by Cavalia  ** Tickets on Sale
May 6 Chicago Beer Classic  **
Tickets on Sale
May 27

Soldier Field 10 Mile Race  **

Tickets/Reg on Sale
JUNE 3 U2  **
Tickets on Sale
JUNE 4 U2   **
Tickets on Sale
JUNE18 Metallica **
AUG 5 MLS Soccer All Star Game **
Tickets on Sale
AUG 17

**Tickets on sale at link 

UNITED  CENTER

March
Event
29 McDonald's All American Game

 

 

UPCOMING  CHICAGO  EVENTS

Chicago’s 180th Birthday

3/04 Chicago History Museum
St. Patrick's Day Downtown Parade & River Dyeing 3/11

Chicago River

State St Parade

Southside Irish Parade 3/12 Western Ave

Northwest Side Irish Parade

3/12 Northwest Highway

James Beard Foundation Awards

Jesse Tyler Ferguson   Host

May 2 Lyric Opera House

American Writers Museum to open

May 16 180 N Michigan

 

DALEY PLAZA / CENTER

March
Event
Time
6 - 17 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 9-5
7 National Stepper’s Society Noon
10 Women’s Unity Day House Music Dance Celebration Peace Rally Noon
14 Fitness Yoga Noon
16 Trinity Irish Dancers Noon
17 Foy School of Traditional Irish Dance Noon
23 Women’s History Month Noon
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