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RAILChicago  APRIL  21   2018    Saturday Edition   Final 5:35pm CDT

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LIFE  IN  THE  CITY BEAUTIFUL         THIS IS MY CHICAGO

'L' Train Service Alerts

CTA Weekend Service Changes -- April 20 - 23

CTA Weekday Service Changes -- April 23 - 27

METRA  Service Alerts / Updates       AMTRAK Service Alerts


CHICAGO TRANSIT

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METRA

 

We have become aware of an issue with adding new cards to the @VentraChicago app. Ventra is currently working on an update, but if you need to add a new card to your account in the mean time,please call Ventra Customer Service at

1.877.NOW.VENTRA (1.877.669.8368)

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CTA

Red Line train sits at 95th St station

 

Beginning Monday, April 23 through the end of June, 2018, work on the Elevated CTA tracks will be occurring at the intersection of Illinois and Franklin, Monday through Friday from 8am - 8pm

Southbound traffic on Franklin, between Illinois and Kinzie, will be rerouted from time to time during construction. When this occurs, vehicles should use the following detour: proceed west on Illinois to Orleans, south on Orleans to Hubbard, east on Hubbard to Franklin.

Northbound Franklin will remain open at all times to vehicular traffic.

 

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SOUTH SHORE

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AMTRAK

  • Amtrak to cut dining cars on trains that stop in Toledo

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RAILMISHAPS (IL - IN - MI - WI - MO - IA)

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RAILROAD NEWS

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RAILROAD READ

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

  • SWA goodwill helps withstand crisis

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TRANSPORTATION READ   /  PHOTOS

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CN Track Geometry Test Rail Car 1501 stops at GTW South Bend Subdivision CP MCKINLEY in Mishawaka,

IN. to do some needed repairs on the exhaust system on the rear powered truck   Photo:   Stan Sienicki     March 2018



NEWS / EVENTS / READ    OUTSIDE IL - IN - MI - WI - MO - IA

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U.S. NEWS  /  PHOTOS /  READ

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What actually happened: the train was stuck! Far above ground!   Not running today

 

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Museum Free Days

Chicago History Museum Chicago Park District
Museum of Contemporary Art Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago Theatre
Notebaert Nature Museum Harris Theater Oriental Institute
National Veterans Art Museum Museum of Science and Industry Museum of Mexican Art
Loyola University Museum of Art Soldier Field Navy Pier

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RAILChicago FAVORITES TO LISTEN / WATCH / ENJOY

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven   Seattle, WA  Live

Jeff Beck ~ Beck's Bolero at  Ronnie Scott's    Traffic - Dear Mr Fantasy

Alphaville        Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do      Cars

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BREAKING  NEWS

Bears 2018 regular season schedule

 


NEWS / WEATHER / VIEWS

CHICAGO WEATHER   60601

Wind:  NE   5  -  10mph

 

 

RADAR UPDATE

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CULTURAL MILE
MY  HOOD

ASSIGNMENTS

CDOT Sidewalk Repair at Southwest Corner of Michigan and Randolph

Monday, April 23, through Wednesday, May 23 Randolph

My non-workday ended @ 3:40pm CDT

Dinner (late lunch). . .BK Original nuggets w/BBQ sauce & Blue Mountain coffee  $1.69

CULTURAL MILE  EVENTS
Cultural Center Art Institute Pritzker Pavilion
Shedd Aquarium Field Museum Millennium Park
Adler Planetarium Lurie Gardens

Under The Picasso

Daley Center

 

  

 

 

Raising the Canadian Flag at 5:00pm CDT and the US / IL / Chicago

A good day for the time ... should have done more

The reopened Palm Chicago has paintings and celebrity caraicatures on the walls.

 

 

Planting our 2018 arrangement

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

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It’s Comcast Cares Day! Pitching in at Cradles to Crayons Chicago during Comcast’s corporate volunteer event today providing healthcare and school supplies.

Thanks for caring for Chicago’s communities

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DOWNTOWN / MAG MILE / RIVER NORTH / RIVERWALK

 

Earth Day Clean-up in A. Montgomery Ward Park

RNRA joins Friends of the Park for another Earth Day Cleanup in A. Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury Street, this Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am - noon. It's a great way to meet your neighbors while making a difference in our community.

SOAR Spring Clean-Up

Several spring clean-up events will be held in Streeterville this Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am - noon. Locations include:

  • Jane Addams Park, 550 E. Grand Avenue
  • Ohio Street Beach, 600 N. Lake Shore Drive
  • Lake Shore Park and Seneca Park, meet at 220 E. Chicago Avenue

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SOUTH LOOP / WEST LOOP

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CHICAGO

Chicago River Bridge Lifts Mark Start Of 2018 Boating Season

The City of Chicago will begin the springtime bridge lifts this Saturday morning, allowing recreational boat traffic to move from boat storage yards to harbors across Lake Michigan.

 

Each year, in the Spring and Fall, CDOT raises 27 Bridges from Ashland Avenue to Lake Shore Drive, on a twice weekly schedule on Saturdays and Wednesdays to accommodate recreational boats traveling to and from their storage yards.

 

During these "boat runs," the bridges are raised sequentially, typically one at a time. Each bridge lift takes an average of 8-12 minutes. The Spring 2018 Bridge Lifts will begin at 8am on Saturdays, and 9:30am on Wednesdays, now through June 30th.

 

There will be no Saturday bridge lifts on Memorial Day Weekend.

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RESTAURANTS  /  BARS  /  FOOD

 

Trending  This  Week  In  Chicago

Best new places to eat and drink

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Week of April 16, 2018

Neighborhood
1. Punch Bowl Social
Restaurant
Fulton Market
2. Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe
Breakfast Spot
Streeterville
3. Stan’s Donuts
Donut Shop
The Loop  (My abode)
4. Radio Anago
Sushi Restaurant
River North
5. Veggie Grill
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
The Loop
6. Royal Palms Shuffle Board Club
Tiki Bar
Bucktown
7. Fort Willow
Bar
Bucktown
8. Maillard Tavern
Burger Joint
Fulton River District
9. Booth One
New American Restaurant
Gold Coast
10. Octavio Cantina & Kitchen
Mexican Restaurant
Andersonville

HAPPY HOUR

Date
Location / Time
Specials

Saturday

April 21

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba 2024 N Halsted

4 - 6pm

$16 red sangria pitchers,

$1 pinxtos, $2.50 spicy potatoes and $3.25 bacon-wrapped dates (bar area)

Sunday

April 22

Hub 51

51 W Hubbard

3 - 6pm

Half-price sushi

Monday

April 23

Arbella

112 W. Grand

5 - 7pm

$5 flatbreads, $8 old-fashioned cocktails,

$7 seasonal punch and

$6 rotating mules

Tuesday

April 24

Estereo

2450 N Milwaukee

4 - 7pm

Different tropical cocktail each week for $8

Wednesday

April 25

The Boundary

1932 W. Division

5 - 7pm

$4 draft beer, half-price glasses of wine, and $4 appetizers including pretzel bites, cheese curds and baked spinach dip

 

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