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Life  In  The  City  Beautiful

DECEMBER 04 / 05 2016

 

 

SUNDAY / MONDAY IN  CHICAGO

 

DOWNTOWN WEATHER

Good Evening / Night Chicago

SUNDAY NIGHT

29°  Snow then Cloudy  

Winds WSW 10 - 15mph

Chance of snow 60% 

1/2 inch tonight (Total 5"-7")

 

 

MONDAY

38°  Partly Sunny / Cloudy PM

Winds SSW 5 - 10 mph

 

RADAR UPDATE

 

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CHICAGO EVENTS - Monday

 

            

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier   $  Thru December 8

 

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

 


HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAY

GT Fish & Oyster (531 N Wells)

$15 four-course tasting menu at its boomerang table 3–6pm

including an oyster shooter and oyster po' boy slider

 

    

Trail Blazers vs Bulls

7:00pm    United Center    CSN

 

 

$ Tickets May Be Required - Check Link

$SD  Suggested Donation   $NC  No Cover Charge   

$NM  Non-Members


06     26

49ers    Bears

FINAL

 

Moderate snow at Soldier Field

 

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CHICAGO  AREA  NEWS

Chicago's housing market predicted to be worst in America next year

Starbucks CEO Schultz to step down, will focus on high-end coffee shops

Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to address the Illinois Manufacturers' Association annual luncheon in Chicago

 

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DOWNTOWN  NEWS

210 Snow Plows In Response To Chicago's First Snow

Inside Sienna Flats: Streeterville's latest boutique rental development

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

 

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Many thanks for your kind visit and wise words

RahmEmanuel, you are a true friend of Mexico!

 

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This spring, MayorAnne Hidalgo and Mayor Emanuel

will join forces in a global mayors forum on urban

waterfront development Cities 4 Climate

 

 

Chicago is pledging $1M to start the fund so that immigrant and refugee families in need have access to legal services

 

Proud to partner withNIJC to create a Legal Protection Fund

so that immigrants & refugees are safe, secure and supported.

 

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RAILChicago's HOOD

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RESTAURANTS & DINING

Off Color to open taproom and second brewery near North and Clybourn

Trenchermen to close at year's end; will re-concept for 2017

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DALEY PLAZA

 

 

 

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City Hall

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CHICAGO SPORTS

    

Sunday:   Jets vs Blackhawks CSN

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ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The wreathed Lion

Christmas Minatures

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CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

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MILLENNIUM PARK

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BLOCK 37

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NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE

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WEEKEND / WEEKDAY READING / VIEWING

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CHICAGO  EVENTS:  DOWNTOWN

 

MILLENNIUM PARK
DATE Notes
THRU  12/23 Fridays
THRU 3/5/2017
Lurie Garden    
Dec 10
9-11am
Dec10
1-3pm
JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
DATE Notes
     
HARRIS THEATRE DATE Notes
Dec 6 6pm $
Dec 9
7:30pm $
Handel’s Messiah  Apollo Chorus
Dec 10
7pm $
Handel’s Messiah  Apollo Chorus
Dec 11 2pm $
Dec 17 8pm $
Dec 19 7:30pm $
Dec 20 7pm $
Dec 20 7pm $

Map:  Millennium Park

 

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

Map:   Chicago Cultural Center

 

ART INSTITUTE
DATE Location

Current Exhibitions

   
Opening In December
Opens  

Practice, Theory, and History: 150 years(weekdays only

Dec 06 Ryerson/ Burnham Libraries
Design Episodes: Form, Style, Language Dec 17 Gallery 285

Map:  Art Institute

 

DALEY PLAZA
December
Event
Time
Thru 12/24 Christkindlmarket All Day
5
Oak Park & River Forest HS Show Choir Noon
6
National Stepper’s Society Noon
7
Locke Singers and Symphonic Band Noon
12
Chopin School Orchestra Noon
13

Cary-Grove HS Acappella Singers &

Swing Choir Holiday Concert

Noon
14
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Bands & Choirs Noon
15
CPS Advanced Arts Program Winter Showcase Noon
16 Barristers Big Band performs a holiday concert Noon
19 Grace Lutheran String Orchestra Noon
28

Norridge Park Dist Movers & Shakers -

dance showcase

Noon

 

SOLDIER FIELD
December  

Notes

4
Noon  $
10
10:00am  $
18
Noon  $
     
8/17/2017

 

CHICAGO THEATRE

DECEMBER  EVENTS
DATE
Notes
101.9 The Mix: Miracle On State St
Dec 3
$
Goose Island Big Holiday Concert
Dec 7
$
Jerry Seinfeld
Dec 8-9
$
Dave Koz
Dec 11
$
R Kelly
Dec 13 - 14
$
Aretha Franklin
Dec 17
$
Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour Starring The Tenderloins
Dec 18
2 Shows  $

 

NORTHERLY  ISLAND

     

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UPCOMING CHICAGO  EVENTS

Event Date Location
     

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CHICAGO  TRAVEL  ALERTS

 

Wabash Avenue in Loop Closed


METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK ALERTS

 

CTA 'L' Train Service Alerts

 

CN Santa Train to make stops in Gibson City, other area Illinois towns (Open to public)

 

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2016 Detailed CTA Holiday Train Schedule
Click the dates below to see full details
Pink Line
Pink Line
Blue Line
Blue Line

photo dayBlue Line

(+ photo-only stop on Pink Line)

Red Line
Purple Line
Red Line
Purple Line
photo dayRed Line & Purple Line
Purple Line
Yellow Line

http://www.transitchicago.com/images/filetypes/icons/jpg.jpg  Photos with Santa

*Elves' Workshop Train in service and directly following the Holiday Train


RAILROAD  NEWS

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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PHOTOS  // ARCHIVES

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RAILROAD READ / VIEW

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DECEMBER  04  2016

RAILROAD  NEWS

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Too Many Railcars, Too Little Freight

Proposed Great Lakes rail line details train times, connections in filing

BI-STATE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE MISSOURI--ILLINOIS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT--ABANDOMENT- IN THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, MO  Consummation Notice

 

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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PHOTOS  // ARCHIVES

we are waiting for Santa who is running @ 15min late but we got nice pix

of many CTA L Trains. . . Pink t0 54th/Cermak

Brown to Kimball but LOOP sign hasn't changed

With President Trump Tower in the back . . . The Santa Express Arrives

 

 

 

Santa waves to the RAILChicago crew

 

Above:  Last car of Santa Train

Commemorative Pin Given Out to all

 

 

 

 

The Elves Express

ABOVE:  Rear Car of Elves Express

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At Midway International Airport CTA Terminal

Took A Brown Line back to RAILChicago

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Chicago Missouri & Western 3015 GP40    Riverdale IL   1988

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RAILROAD READ / VIEW

Chicago's Pullman National Monument worth a visit

Sonic the Hedgehog's latest release is on Japanese commuter trains

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DECEMBER  01  2016

RAILROAD  NEWS

CTA Purple line service suspended after person hit by train

Freight Rail Industry Improves Train Management In Chicago Region

 

Police and firefighters, as well as the train's conductor, view the scene of an unoccupied car that was struck by an outbound Metra train at the Mount Prospect Road crossing at the border of Des Plaines and Mount Prospect Thursday evening. Rush-hour trains were delayed for more than an hour, and there were no injuries.

No injuries when Metra train strikes vehicle in Mt. Prospect (Thursday)

BNSF Train derails near Malden IL

Coroner IDs Pedestrian Killed by Metra Train as Crystal Lake (IL) Teen

Kokomo Rail--Acquisition / Operation--Indian Creek Railroad Company

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

Chicago newcomer completes 'L' challenge in under 9 hours, makes us all look bad

Two Wisconsin Lawmakers Try To Stop A Train (Lakes Basin Railroad) By Changing State Law

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PHOTOS  // ARCHIVES

CP's Holiday Train sets date for Milwaukee stop

 

Christmas Train, Christmas Market and more to do around Wisconsin

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RAILROAD READ / VIEW

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DECEMBER  01  2016

RAILROAD  NEWS

Warrant issued in CN security guard slaying in Harvey

CHESAPEAKE AND INDIANA RAILROAD--PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF

 

Status Report:      Chicago Transportation Coordination Office

 

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

O'Hare night runway plan to end on Christmas, despite pleas

Amtrak waving pet free through March as part of movie promotion

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PHOTOS  // ARCHIVES

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Should be or is in Chicago today  Photo at Cambridge Ontario

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Photo at Sunbury Ontario

Poster published in conjunction with the Chicago Transit Authority

on the occassion of the centennial of the "L" in 1997

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RAILROAD READ / VIEW

 

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Prince William swaps helicopter controls for train cab

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