Life  In  The  City  Beautiful

MARCH  25  2017

SATURDAY  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

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RAILROAD READ

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INTERNATIONALWorld’s first zero-emissions hydrogen train aces maiden voyage    Germany

CHICAGO / AREA NEWS

DOWNTOWN

An Exclusive One-On-One with Mayor Rahm Emanuel - Buy your tickets TODAY

.Chicago Cultural Center   April 4 2017  6:00pm   $20 Charity Event

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

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CITY HALL  / COUNTY BUILDING / DALEY CENTER

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CHICAGO SPORTS NEWS

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CHICAGO RIVERWA

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CHICAGO AREA NEWS

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NATIONAL / WORLD NEWS

RAILCHICAGO'S  HOOD  NEWS / VIEWS

BREAKING  NEWS
 
CHICAGO  EVENTS SATURDAY

Chicago Flower  & Garden Show    $5 - $16   Navy Pier thru 3/26

CHICAGO DESIGN MUSEUM   Free  (3RD FLOOR, Block 37 108 N. STATE STREET

Lurie Garden Free Adult Workshop: Awaken Your Gardening Skills   10-Noon

 

Experience Hendrix   $41.50 - $101.50   Chicago Theatre

 

Happy Hour

Saturday, March 25   Upstairs at The Gwen (521 N Rush)

$9 cocktails, $6 Chicago craft beers and $9 fried calamari, chicken wings,

margherita flatbread pizza 4-6pm

 

Sunday, March 26   Madison Bar and Kitchen (1027 W Madison)

$5 draft beers and pizzas   4:30-6:30pm

 

Monday, March 27  SideDoor (100 E Ontario)

Draft beers and bites including Thai chicken wings and IPA beer pretzels for half-price 4-6pm

 

Tuesday, March 28    Tapworks Tavern (820 W Jackson)

half-price appetizers from 2-5pm

 

Wednesday, March 29   The Native (2417 N Milwaukee)

$8 house cocktails and pizza  $4 drafts from 4-7pm

You can also get their signature Chicago Handshake, which pairs an Old Style

with a shot of Malort, for $6

 

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Macy's Flower Show starts Sunday  Randolph & State

 

$ 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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CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

peliculas Film Installation and Screening    Free    10am-6pm    Dance Studio

 

    Free

 

Cultural Center Tour   1:15pm  Randolph Street Lobby   Lmited to first 20 people

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SPORTS IN CHICAGO

ART  INSTITUTE  VIEWS

 
CHICAGO  CULTURAL  CENTER  VIEWS
 

 

WEEKEND  /  WEEKDAY  READING  /  VIEWING
 
DINING  /  RESTAURANT  NEWS

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WEATHER
DOWNTOWN

Good Night   Chicago

 

Friday Night

 46° Showers / T-Storms   90%  before 10pm

Winds  SSW 10-15mph  to  E  Gust:  20mph

 

Saturday

 53°  Showers / T-Storms / Fog  90%  1/4-1/2"

Winds  E 10 - 15mph 

 

LIVE  CHICAGO  ADAR UPDATES

CHICAGO AREA

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MARCH   24   2017

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

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RAILROAD NEWS

Gibson Seizes Win as Railroad Regulation Dispute Reaches End of the Line

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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Donald Trump may scrap US rail network funding and kill popular transcontinental routes

The famous Empire Builder train (seen here in North Dakota) is at risk (Amtrak / Jason Berg)

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CNW   Clinton  Iowa   1943

https://snappygoat.com/b/d060c29ea79ee43fee87e8557a815e0ef9985681Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Depot, Brodhead, WI

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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

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Columbus, Piqua & Indiana Railroad

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October 17, 1971, train derailed in front of another at Hackberry  AZ  on Santa Fe's Albuquerque Division, Kingman Dsitrict

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Van Buren Street Station, Illinois Central Railroad   Chicago   1907

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RAILROAD READ

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INTERNATIONAL coradia ilint, hydrogen powered train, hydrogen fuel, hydrogen cell, green transport, hydrogen-powered train makes its first test trip, hydrogen train test run track, alstom hydrogen trainWorld’s first zero-emissions hydrogen train aces maiden voyage    Germany

MARCH   23   2017

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

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RAILROAD NEWS

Jim Cramer: I Don't Think It's Possible for CSX to Make a Bid for Norfolk Southern

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

CTCO:   Chicago Transportation Coordination Office   Status Report

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

South Shore working next to Standard Railway Equipment plant   Hammond, IN   1969 

Photo: Bill Nixon 

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RAILROAD READ

Railroad group highlights Titanic connection   Michigan

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INTERNATIONAL

 

 

CHICAGO  EVENTS:  DOWNTOWN

MILLENNIUM PARK

MILLENNIUM PARK
Date Notes
LURIE GARDEN Date Time
JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
Date Notes
 
HARRIS THEATER Date Notes
3/26 $35 - $125
3/27 $27 - $36
3/28
3/29 $25 - $55
$15 - $75

**Tickets on sale at link   Map:  Millennium Park

 

DINING  FESTS / EVENTS

EVENT  /  FEST DATE $ / Notes
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

 

UNITED  CENTER

March
Event
26 Bon Jovi  This House Is Not for Sale Tour **
29 McDonald's All American Game
April  
11

John Mayer  Search For Everything Tour  **

May  
28 Neil Diamond  50th Anniversary Tour  **

**Tickets on sale at link

 

CHICAGO THEATRE

MARCH   EVENTS
DATE
Notes
Aretha Franklin
3/31
$49.50 - $149.50

 

ART INSTITUTE
Date Location
MEMBERSHIP  $95    

Current Exhibitions

Closing In March    
     
Opening In March    
March 30 Gallery 186 and Gallery 289

Map:  Art Institute

 

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER DATE Location
50 x 50 Invitational / The Subject is Chicago: People, Places, Possibilities Thru 4-09 4th Flooor North
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

 

 

McCORMICK  PLACE

March
Event

 

 

 

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
$
New Belgium Tour de Fat **
July 29
$30

**Tickets on sale at link

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 

 

UPCOMING  CHICAGO  EVENTS

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
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