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Life  In  The  City  Beautiful

MAY  27  2017

SATURDAY  IN  CHICAGO

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RAILROAD NEWS

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of May 27-28

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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

METRA South Water Street Terminal rather empty. . .

 

. . .well, a few trains were there (Friday afternoon)

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RAILROAD  READ

All aboard: Passenger steam locomotive to visit Fargo area next week

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INTERNATIONAL

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TRANSPORTATION  READ

CHICAGO / AREA NEWS / VIEWS

DOWNTOWN

Chicago House Party 2017  Free  Pritzker Pavilion   Millennium Park  2pm - 9pm

 

Soldier Field 10 Mile Race   Streets will be closed

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CHICAGO

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CHICAGO AREA NEWS

Police Will Have 1300 Extra Cops Patrolling On Memorial Day Weekend

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

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Kicking off a summer of Faith and Action last night in Bronzeville with community members, police officers, elected officials and people of faith.

Put TheGuns Down for peace in the city of Chicago

 

THANK YOU to over 1,300 Safe Passage workers who help 75,000+

students get to and from schools safely every day.

U-Haul 2016 Destination City No. 2: Chicago

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ONE CITY   ONE DREAM   ONE CHICAGO

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RAILCHICAGO'S  HOOD  NEWS / VIEWS

My roof top deck at Millennium Park Plaza opens today at 6am  Closes at 9pm

 

 

Yes, on my way home from a very busy day ...Prudential Lobby. . .

my favorite part of day after work

Daley Plaza. . .should have had something to eat there but gotta lose 10 lbs ASAP

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CHICAGO SPORTS

Cabrera, Davidson, Garcia lead White Sox over Tigers 8-2

 

Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

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CHICAGO DINING

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WEEKLY  READING / PHOTOS

'Made In Chicago Museum' Lets You Explore City's Rich Manufacturing History

 

This guy gotta be transplanted

Plants are doing well

CHICAGO  EVENTS  SATURDAY

 

Memorial Day Parade
May 27   11am  State St    Lake to Van Buren

 

DREAMCAR  $32.50  Vic Theater

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DREAMCAR featuring members of No Doubt, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young,

Tom Dumont, and AFI frontman, Davey Havok

 

Greek and Mediterranean Wine Fest
May 27-28, noon-9pm
Van Buren and Halsted    West Loop    $40

 

Mole de Mayo

May 26-28 Friday 5-10pm   Saturday/Sunday noon-10pm
Ashland and 18 Pilsen    Free

 

Randolph Street Market Outdoor Debut   $10


Columbia College Manifest   Free          Pivot Arts Festival    Free - $50

 

Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest
May 27-28  noon-10pm  3200 N Sheffield   Lakeview    Free

 

           

1st Game  12:10pm  CSN   2nd Game  4:30pm  CSN

May 28  1:10pm   WGN

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CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

Cultural Center Tour  (Limited to 20 people)  1:15pm   Randolph St Lobby

 

Triptych Unloose    Free    Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor South

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HAPPY HOUR

312 Chicago (136 N LaSalle)  across from city hall

Bring your pooch 11am - 2pm    Waggin' Weekends on the patio

where they'll enjoy complimentary treats if you order brunch

You can your pet additional treats $4 / $7 dog-friendly entree or both for $9

 

 

$ 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

Hello Chicago   54°  @ 6:00am

      

DOWNTOWN  SATURDAY

68°   Partly Cloudy   

Wind ENE 10 - 15 mph

DOWNTOWN  SATURDAY NIGHT

59° Partly Cloudy / T-Storms 80%   

Wind E 5 - 0 mph

 

RADAR  UPDATE

 

Dry and warmer today, after some patchy morning fog and low clouds.

Shower and thunderstorms return later tonight, as low pressure moves into the area. Showers and a few thunderstorms will linger Sunday, and with somewhat lower coverage Monday, though many spots will see dry hours on both days. Highs in the upper 70's to around 80 away from the lake where onshore winds will keep readings in the 60's,

then low-mid 70's area-wide Sunday and Monday.

 

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MAY 26  2017

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RAILROAD NEWS

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TRANSPORTATION NEWS

Women sue United Airlines after hard landing in Chicago

 

Events Affecting CTA Service Beginning Weekend of May 27-28

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STB / FRA / NTSB / CTCO

STB:   NORFOLK SOUTHERN - ABANDOMENT - BETWEEN MANSFIELD AND BLOOMINGTON, IL, IN MCLEAN, DEWITT, AND PIATT COUNTIES, IL

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PHOTOS  /  VIDEO

UP 1983  SD70ACe Western Pacific heritage scheme on Geneva Sub

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RAILROAD  READ

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INTERNATIONAL

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London's weekly railway news #202

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TRANSPORTATION  READ

Union Station plans fail to live up to lofty rhetoric

UPCOMING CHICAGO EVENTS
CHICAGO  EVENTS: DOWNTOWN Date Notes
     

 

CHICAGO  FESTS Date Where
Pivot Arts Festival     Free-$50 May 10 - 6 / 10 1039 W Bryn Mawr
Friday Art Markets    Free June 2-3 Daley Plaza

 

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

 

MILLENNIUM PARK   Map:  Millennium Park
LURIE GARDEN Date Time
     
JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
Date Notes

Millennium Park Chicago House Party 2017

May 27 2pm - 9pm / Free
MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER CONCERTS
   
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   6:00pm
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    
Gerhard Steidl: Why Physical Things Matter May 25** Rubloff Auditorium

** Registration Required see link

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
     

 

SOLDIER  FIELD Date Notes
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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