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Life  In  The  City  Beautiful

AUGUST 24 2016

 

WEDNESDAY  IN  CHICAGO

 

DOWNTOWN  WEATHER

 

Hello  Chicago      73°  Noon

 

       Wednesday

84°  Showers / T-storms  Winds SSW 10 - 20 mph  Gusts 25mph

Chance of rain 90%

Wednesday Night

72°  T-storms  Winds SW 5 - 10 mph

Chance of rain 50%

*Some may be severe

 

 

SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING. . .
EXPECT A BRIEF LULL IN ACTIVITY BY MIDDAY THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON

 

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
LATER THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT

 

THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLOW MOVING...AND PRODUCE HEAVY DOWNPOURS

 

 

CHICAGO EVENTS

  $

Chicago Dancing Festival

Tickets are free, must be secured in advance for some indoor venues

 

Tiki Luau Cocktail Class at Nacional 27  $

 

Chicago Cultural Center

12:15pm  Dame Myra Hess Concert, Ana María Valderrama, violin and Luis del Valle, piano

6:30pm  International Screenings Program featuring God Willing in the Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAY

Chili's (2 E Ontario)

$4 glass wine  $6 Burgers with all fries you can eat  11AM–10:30PM

 

 

   @ 

Wednesday 7:10pm     The Cell   $   CSN

 

$ Tickets May Be Required - Check Link

SD  Suggested Donation   NC  No Cover Charge

 

BREAKING  NEWS

Northwestern, U of C grad students can unionize, NLRB says

 

DOWNTOWN  NEWS

 

Voters pick 'The Dark Knight' as favorite Chicago film

Final presentation of the 2016 Millennium Park Summer Film Series

Tuesday August 30  Pritzker Pavilion 6:30 Free  Be early

 

The Chicago Board of Education will vote on a new budget laden with property tax hikes

Chicago Cultural Mile Association conducts 2nd Annual Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade preview event

Chicago Dancing Festival is fully booked, still free shows to see

Auctioneer putting its Fulton Market offices on the block

Inside The Hot New Food Trend Has Chicago Diners Standing In Line

 

Here's What Chicago's First Sweetgreen Salads, Opening Today

Looks Like (Across from Chili's  (State/Ontario)

 

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has no public events scheduled

 

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Mayor Emanuel Announces That Chicago O'Hare Peak TSA Wait Times Have Declined By More Than 90 Percent Since May As A Result Of Additional Federal Resources

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR EMANUEL ON GOVERNOR RAUNER'S SIGNING OF HB6303:

“This legislation is a step in the right direction in terms of increasing the penalties for those who knowingly bring guns into Illinois illegally, and we must continue to build upon this new law by partnering with Senators Munoz and Raoul, and Representatives Zalewski and Sims to strengthen sentencing for the repeat gun offenders who are driving violence on our streets.”

CHICAGO SPORTS

'85 Bears documentary airing a preview screening on Aug. 30 on WTTW-TV

Abreu homers again, Rodon sharp as White Sox crush Phillies 9-0

 

Arrieta dominates for 8 innings, Cubs beat Padres 5-3

 

   

Wednesday   2:40pm    Petco Park   WGN

 

CHICAGO'S BEST

 

 

CHICAGO'S  RESTAURANTS   /  DINING

Celebrated (And Disliked) Cantina 1910 In Andersonville Is Closed

 

Nice Asian Girls on State/Ontario outside Chili's

Tuesday Lunch:   Chili's:  2 Chicken Soft Shell Tacos + Beans + Rice /

J Lohr Cabernet

 

WEEKEND / WEEKDAY READING / VIEWING

13 Small Towns Worth Visiting Near Chicago

'Priceless' first-ever Shelby Cobra sells for $13.75 million

 

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Midway International Airport Now Has A Bathroom

For Your Pets To Use

 

CHICAGO  EVENTS:  DOWNTOWN. . .

 

DATE LOCATION
Chicago Gourmet 9/23-25 Tickets now
Sculptures tires/stainless steel   Boeing Galleries

Summer Workouts

Wed/Sat  
     
DATE $$
Mon / Thurs  
MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER FILM SERIES Thru 8/30  
     
HARRIS THEATRE DATE $$
10/17 $
8/25 $

Map:  Millennium Park

 

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

Current Exhibitions

All events are free unless otherwise noted

Phyllis Bramson: Under the Pleasure Dome, Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North   Closes August 28

Paul Catanese: Visible From Space, Sidney R. Yates Hall, 4th Floor North, July 9–September 27, 2016

Stand Up for Landmarks! Protests, Posters & Pictures, Landmark Chicago Gallery, 1st Floor South, Ongoing

StoryCorps, 1st Floor North, Ongoing

Building Tours, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,

meet at Randolph Lobby, 1:15 pm

Map:   Chicago Cultural Center

 

ART INSTITUTE
DATE Location

Current Exhibitions

Closing In August
Vanishing Beauty Ends 8/25 Regenstein Hall
Invisible Man: Parks and Ellison in Harlem Ends 8/28 Gallery 188
Opening In August
 
Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions Opens 8/27 Galleries 124–127

Map:  Art Institute

 

DALEY PLAZA
August
Event
Time
23 Ukrainian Independence/Flag Raising
29 House Music Lunch Jam
Noon
31 Malaysian Independence Day 12-1pm

 

 

SOLDIER FIELD DATE Notes //  $$
8/28 $

 

NORTHERLY  ISLAND
     

 

CHICAGO  THEATER

DATE Notes //  $$

Brian Wilson

10/1 $

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

10/29 $
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Musical 11/17-20 $

 

TICKETS SALE DATE / Notes
Game Of Thrones Orchestra Now on Sale
Amy Schumer Now on Sale
Chicago production of "Hamilton"

Now on Sale

Tall Ships Now on Sale
Kanye West, Friday, Oct. 7, Saturday, Oct. 8 ($29.50-$129.50, all ages) at United Center and Allstate Arena  Now on Sale

 

OTHER DOWNTOWN EVENTS DATE Location
Rush Hour Concerts Tuesdays St James Cathedral
Every Wed Rookery Building
Wed / Sat Navy Pier
  Michigan Ave & Wacker Drive
  Chicago River

 

 
 

UPCOMING CHICAGO  EVENTS

 

Event Date Location
Jazz Festival 9/1-4 Grant Park
Chicago Marathon 10/9 Grant Park
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 11/19 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago Tree Lighting Ceremony 11/22 Millennium Park
Thanksgiving Day Parade 11/24 State Street

 

NEMO

He will always be part of the RAILChicago family

 

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Early part of AIR/Water show from my Sun/Sky deck

 

(old skydeck at Prudential Building)

(Fluffy clouds followed by light rain - haven't seen/heard a plane in an hour)

Early part of AIR/Water show from my Sun/Sky deck + my hood pictures


Update 2 - 3:30pm

Wind got strong - a droplet of rain

 

(They left a lot of smoke)

 

 

 

 

Thunderbirds end the show

 

 

CHICAGO  TRAVEL  ALERTS

 

Wabash Avenue in Loop Closed

 

 

 

METRA SOUTH SHORE CTA  'L' AMTRAK

 

METRA / CTA / SOUTH SHORE / AMTRAK

Work on Metra Electric Line to cause delays

CTA Weekday Service Changes -- August 22 - 26

CHICAGO AREA RAIL EVENTS

Sept. 9   Historic railcars special train trips to La Plata, Mo from Chicago Returns Sept 11

Oct. 1   Historic railcars special train trips to La Plata, Mo or Kansas City from Chicago one way

 

RAILROAD  NEWS

 

An Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon in Hinsdale.

Pedestrian struck by Amtrak train near West Hinsdale station Tuesday aftermoon

West Lake rail plan ready for FTA review

 

PHOTOSARCHIVES / RAILChicago In The City

 

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BN (exFRISCO) caboose 11535 and  CNW caboose 12557 + BN 543 + AMTRAK 374  

Canal Street    1982   Chicago

 

RAILROAD READ / VIEW

The CTA Is Bracing For A Blue Line Boom In Logan Square And Wicker Park

Poland to Halt Dig for Nazi Gold Train Year After Search Comes Up Empty

Journey to Mars in Less than Two Days Onboard this Radical Train Concept

 

AUGUST 23 2016

RAILROAD  NEWS

Riders question scaled-back Metra plan

Amtrak extends time for 10-ride tickets

 

 

PHOTOSARCHIVES / RAILChicago In The City

 

 

 

 


Went and saw Purple Rain at Millennium Park with hundreds of others

 

Looking NNW from my table at Chili's

CN6622  F9B on IHB  Bridgeview IL   2012

RAILROAD READ / VIEW

CURIOSI-D: Why Doesn't Detroit Have A Subway Or Elevated Rail?

All aboard!  Headwaters Junction

 

 

 

AUGUST 22 2016

RAILROAD  NEWS

 

 

 

PHOTOSARCHIVES / RAILChicago In The City

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Dennis Rodman joins Pearl Jam on stage at Wrigley Field   [Thanks: Chef GRAHAM ELLIOT]

 

 

South Bound RED LINE

My North bound approaching - that young man almost got creamed - really!

Trump Tower looking South from Ontario St  NBC5 camera crews / helicopters all over

CGW at St Charles IL

The intersections of State and Madison Streets (Downtown Chicago), 40 feet below ground

CB&Q 9952 E8  North Coast Limited WB  Eola Tower 1956

RAILROAD READ / VIEW

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Amtrak’s dome car, with the red, white and blue markings, is first in the line of passenger cars

as the Downeaster travels through the saltwater Scarborough Marsh in Maine

The interior of the 70-year-old dome car contains a lounge with padded swivel chairs, tables and benches, all encased in a glass dome that gives riders a 360-degree view of the scenery. as the train travels between Portland and Boston.

Interior of the dome car contains a lounge with padded swivel chairs, tables and benches,

all encased in a glass dome that gives riders a 360-degree view of the scenery.

as the train travels between Portland ME and Boston

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Rails remain, but Amtrak left Las Vegas with the Desert Wind

 

AUGUST 21 2016

RAILROAD  NEWS

 

 

 

 

PHOTOSARCHIVES / RAILChicago In The City

Sold out WILCO at Pritzker Pavilion - Millennium Park ($ for sitting on ground)

Deck show at Athletic Club

 

A beautiful pre-autumn day in Chicago


Final Day at Cultural Center

WILCO - Sunday @ Pritzker Paviliuon

CB&Q 9376 Baldwin VO1000  (last unit)  Clyde Yard

 

RAILROAD READ / VIEW

Photo: WKRN

74-year-old Centennial Park train could cruise again

 

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