Life  In  The  City  Beautiful

APRIL 24  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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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

Milwaukee Road commuter train leavig Chicago Union Station 1930-40s

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RAILROAD READ

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INTERNATIONAL

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TRANSPORTATION READ

CHICAGO / AREA NEWS

DOWNTOWN

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CHICAGO

Chicago’s 7-cents-a-bag tax driving down bag use, study shows

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CHICAGO AREA NEWS 

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR 

Mayor Emanuel welcomed Consul General of Honduras Karol Escalante to Chicago and discussed priorities for the Honduran community

Mayor Emanuel met with the new Consul General of Romania, Tiberiu Trifan, and reinforced Chicago’s commitment to the Romanian community.

RAILCHICAGO'S  HOOD  NEWS / VIEWS

 

CHICAGO

Plaza At Park Grill going up- - -slowly

Lunch Today:  Teriyaki Chicken / Vegetables / Rice + Merlot

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CHICAGO SPORTS

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CHICAGO DINING

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WEEKLY  READING

CHICAGO  EVENTS  MONDAY

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Rolling Stones Exhibitionism   $   Navy Pier

 

  Tickets for the galas are $90; regular screenings, $13

AMC River East 21 Theatres   April 20 - May 4

    Metro

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

Musicians Club of Women
The Award Winners in Concert Series featuring Bahareh Poureslami,
lyric coloratura soprano, Harvey 2016
   12:25pm Preston Bradley Hall  3rd Floor South 

  $   Harris Theatre

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Happy Hour 

Easy Bar (1944 W Division)

free euchre tournament and complimentary Tocayo Brewing Co. beer tasting from 6-9pm

RSVP to compete: events@cogentworld.com

 

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$ Tickets May Be Required - Check Link

 $SDN  Suggested Donation    $NC  No Cover Charge   (C) Charity Event
$STU  Students w/School ID

  $NM  Non-Members   17+ / 18+ Must be at least 17 or 18 with valid ID

                                     21+ Must be at least 21 with valid ID

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WEATHER

Good Night Chicago 

SUNDAY NIGHT:   41°   Clear   Wind NE 5 - 10mph

RADAR UPDATES

 

A very dry air mass in place over the region will keep northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana sunny and warm into early this week. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase over the area Tuesday night into Wednesday as a cold front approaches and eventually moves through the area.

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APRIL  23  2017

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

METRA:   Third track should reduce delays between Geneva, West Chicago for Metra UP West

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RAILROAD NEWS

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

American Airlines flight attendant tells angry passenger: 'Come on, hit me.'

 

Q-C officials still hear the train a-comin'

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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

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St. Louis Gateway Arch


Quincy / Wells CTA Station   1940s   (photo: Charles E. Keevil, CTA collection)

UP 1818  SD40N   Rochelle  IL  2017

TRA;m R RA FG RY

Loading train on Chief Wawatam ferry at Mackinaw MI @1920

CNW Station   Chicago   1912

CP1829   Montreal Loco Works   RS18u    NJ   1993

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RAILROAD READ

Kankakee's quarries: The 'hole' story

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INTERNATIONAL

Knife incident at Paris train station

 

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Video and 16 pix: The moment four trains made railway history near York  UK

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TRANSPORTATION READ

 

UPCOMING CHICAGO EVENTS
CHICAGO  EVENTS: DOWNTOWN Date Notes

James Beard Foundation Awards

Jesse Tyler Ferguson   Host

May 2 Lyric Opera House
American Writers Museum to open May 16 180 N Michigan

2017 Chicago Gospel Festival

June 2-3 Millennium Park

 

DINING  FESTS / EVENTS Date Notes
Ribfest  **
6/09-6/11
 

 

MILLENNIUM PARK    Map:  Millennium Park
Date Notes
LURIE GARDEN Date Time
     
JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
Date Notes
Otis Taylor; Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native  6/12 6:30pm  / Free
No BS! Brass Band; Dayme Arocena 6/15 6:30pm  / Free
Gregory Porter; Tomeka Reid Quartet 6/19 6:30pm  / Free
Hurray for Riff Raff; Matthew Santos 6/22 6:30pm  / Free
Jaga Jazzist; AfrotroniX 6/26 6:30pm  / Free
Lady Wray; Zeshan B & the Transistors 6/29 6:30pm  / Free
Natalie Prass; Angelica Garcia 7/10 6:30pm  / Free
Totó La Momposina; Xenia Rubinos 7/13 6:30pm  / Free
Big Thief; Overcoats 7/17 6:30pm  / Free
Drive-By Truckers; Honeysuckle 7/20 6:30pm  / Free
Amadou & Mariam; Frank Waln 7/24 6:30pm  / Free
Gaby Moreno; Centavrvs 8/07 6:30pm  / Free
Youssou N’Dour; Bassel & The Supernaturals 8/10 6:30pm  / Free
 Joshua Nelson; Tone Ross & INSPIRED 8/17 6:30pm  / Free
To be determined 8/21 6:30pm  / Free

 

MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER FILM SERIES
Free     JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
Movie
Date  /  Notes

The Blues Brothers (1980)


Caddyshack (1980)


Julie and Julia (2009)


El Norte (1983)


La La Land (2016)


Network (1976)


Bend It Like Beckham (2002)


Ghost (1990) and The Shining (1980)


Hidden Figures (2016)


Five Heartbeats (1991)


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

The Princess Bride (1987) - August 29

 

Wayne’s World (1992) - September 5

June 13

 

June 20

 

June 27

 

July 11

 

July 18

 

July 25

 

August 1

 

August 8  Full Moon Double Feature

 

August 15

 

August 22

 

August 24   10:00am

 

August 29

 

September 5

 

 

 

ART INSTITUTE    Map:  Art Institute
Date Location
MEMBERSHIP  $95    
Current Exhibitions    
     
     

 

CULTURAL CENTER    Map:   Cultural Center DATE Location

Cultural Center Tours

(Limit first20 people)

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

1st /3rd

Fri-Sat

Preston Bradley Hall  11am

 

DALEY PLAZA / CENTER
Date
Location / Time
 
 

 

CHICAGO THEATRE
Date Notes
Lewis Black    Rant, White and Blue Tour 4/28 $39.50 - $75
Bill Maher 4/29 $45 - $125

 

SOLDIER  FIELD Date Notes

Chicago Beer Classic  **

May 6
Soldier Field 10 Mile Race  ** May27 Registration Now Open
U2  ** JUNE 3
U2   ** JUNE 4
Metallica ** JUNE18
MLS Soccer All Star Game ** AUG 5
AUG 17

 

NORTHERLY  ISLAND Date Notes
Third Eye Blind     Tickets On Sale 
July 6
$
New Belgium Tour de Fat **
July 29
$30

 

UNITED  CENTER
Date
May 28

 

NAVY PIER
Date
4/15 - 7/30

 

**Tickets on sale at link 

 

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