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Reflections on the Chicago Bean

One of the world’s most iconic public artworks is right across the street from my new workplace. That famous artwork? The 110-ton reflective bean in Chicago. Installed in 2006, this mirrored sculpture hit the ground just in time for our culture’s selfie obsession. People love taking photos of themselves of the bean. You can’t help […]

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BBQ turkey leg at 2018 Taste of Chicago with Buckingham Fountain

Taste of Chicago titanic turkey leg timeline

The giant BBQ turkey leg is the Taste of Chicago’s most iconic menu offering. A giant Fred Flinstone-sized turkey leg slathered in BBQ sauce. Guaranteed to make a mess. Guaranteed to be fun to shred apart. (My ten tips on how to eat the BBQ turkey leg) The giant drumstick was introduced at the Taste […]

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Tribune Tower flying buttresses

Why I’m not that sad to leave the Tribune Tower

Many of the Tribune journalists have been tweeting and writing emotional stories about leaving the Tribune Tower. The Tribune big columnists are writing some very poignant stories. Page two columnist John Kass, architecture critic Blair Kamin, Pulitzer-Prize winner Mary Schmich have all weighed in. Everyone seems to be so sad that we are leaving the […]

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Start of Summer 2018 in Chicago

Start of summer 2018 in Chicago

DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sweet sweet alert DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sound of summer starting. DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING Summer is here! When the weather gets warm, sailboats in Chicago sail down the Chicago River to the harbors of Lake Michigan. […]

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Tribune Tower with -30- flag, end of story, 1925-2018

Tribune Tower’s End of Story tshirt

In less than two months, the Chicago Tribune will be moving out of Tribune Tower, into the Prudential Building four blocks south on Michigan Avenue. From 1925 to 2018, we’ve been here for 93 years. And now we are leaving our beloved building. In memorial of our time here, Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis […]

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