How many bikes are stolen in Chicago every year?

I don’t know.

Nor does the Chicago Police Department. They don’t keep track of individual bike thefts, which are categorized with all other larcenies. Even if they wanted to give you a number, they wouldn’t have one to give.

Talking to individuals who’ve had their bikes stolen, I found one sentiment shared time and time again: “The police won’t do anything.”

thisistheglamorous:

Sewage is more likely to backup in Chicago homes when more than 1.5 inches of rainfall in less than a day. With climate change, more days of heavy rainfall are occurring. The homes that bear the brunt of sewage backups are in low-income neighborhoods.

More heavy rain days means more instances of sewage backing up in people’s homes. More sewage in people’s homes mean more home insurance claims. To recover the cost of the claims, insurance companies are beginning to sue the city of Chicago for not properly planning for global warming with the increased amount of sewage backups in people’s homes.

In the meantime, homes in low-income neighborhoods that are prone to more sewage backups are finding the clean up includes the maggots and flies the sewage leaves behind.

chicagohistorymuseum:

Two teenage girls drinking soda and eating hot dogs at Promontory Park in Chicago, Illinois, 1947. Photograph by Lil & Al Bloom.
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chicagohistorymuseum:

Two teenage girls drinking soda and eating hot dogs at Promontory Park in Chicago, Illinois, 1947. Photograph by Lil & Al Bloom.

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successisnotanoption:

It is BATMAN DAY and NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY.

successisnotanoption:

It is BATMAN DAY and NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY.

theavc:

Jack White’s resting bitchface has inspired the Internet’s new favorite meme. Here’s hoping it has the same staying power as the century-old Cubs.

theavc:

Jack White’s resting bitchface has inspired the Internet’s new favorite meme. Here’s hoping it has the same staying power as the century-old Cubs.

Water dribbling over the top gives the figure a lifelike, freshly dropped glisten—another sign of Kenar’s craftsmanship in service of his impish sense of humor.
Zoom In: East Village | Zoom in | Chicago

Water dribbling over the top gives the figure a lifelike, freshly dropped glisten—another sign of Kenar’s craftsmanship in service of his impish sense of humor.

Zoom In: East Village | Zoom in | Chicago

britticisms:

Hello! 
The deadline for submissions for the first issue of Inland, my new publication on contemporary Midwest culture, is THIS Friday, July 25. Please send all submissions to inlandmag@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them to that email as well. 
For more on our submissions guidelines, please check out our website. 

britticisms:

Hello! 

The deadline for submissions for the first issue of Inland, my new publication on contemporary Midwest culture, is THIS Friday, July 25. Please send all submissions to inlandmag@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send them to that email as well. 

For more on our submissions guidelines, please check out our website

jasmined:

Essential site to bookmark for Chicago summertime shenanigans, along with Is There a Cubs Game Today?

goodnightnite:

7.19.14 Concert Lights from Wrigley Field

goodnightnite:

7.19.14 Concert Lights from Wrigley Field

daft-pun:

The Breakfast Club, then and now.