Claes Oldgenburg’s proposal for a skyscraper on N Michigan Ave, next to the Hancock, in the form of Lorado Taft’s sculpture, Eternal Silence, 1968, Chicago.
Taft’s 1909 sculpture can be seen in Graceland Cemetery on the site of Dexter Graves’ burial plot.
That wouldn’t have been creepy at all.
"There is just something amazing about the giant balloons. Volunteering on the balloon crew puts a permanent smile on your face, as well as the faces of the children and adults having a great time at the parade."
— John Hipolito, Volunteer Balloon Committee Vice-Chairperson
(Yo: volunteer sign-up for the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, November 27 is open now. Also - speaking from personal experience, balloon crew is actually awesome.)
The Hala Kahiki, located about six miles south of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the suburb of River Grove, has caused more than one passing driver to do a double take, wondering how a weathered beach shack arrived on such a bland stretch of Midwestern road. In fact, much about the Hala Kahiki’s origins is serendipitous. The tiki theme was inspired by bamboo fencing that Oppedisano’s grandparents used to cover their shabby walls, and the name came from a comic strip. When the bar opened in 1966, the tiki fad that had swept American pop culture over the previous three decades had already peaked. Yet nearly 50 years later, the Hala Kahiki is one of the last true tiki bars left in the region.
Aloha from the Hala Kahiki — The Distance
Members of the religious group seek to maintain a close-knit rural lifestyle and, though there are Amish settlements sprinkled throughout the Midwest, the nearest one lies 90 miles from downtown Chicago. As we approached an answer — by checking in with experts and Amish travelers themselves — we couldn’t help but feel we were meeting our regional neighbors for the first time.