.@RahmEmanuel sent us some Chicago deep-dish pizza. Thanks, buddy!
The mayor fucks up so much stuff, but at least he does pizza grudges correctly.
It was warm when I left for work #Chicago
The longtime Lakeview crepe spot, which shuttered in August, is coming back to the original location, Crain’s reports. Ownership originally planned to bring the concept to California but plans changed following the tragic death of their son. Expect the reopening at some point in December.
During the past several months, CTA riders have dealt with a botched transition from city-issued magnetic strip passes and Chicago Cards (and ticket packs and cards for Pace riders), to an outsourced fare collection system based around a hybrid transit/prepaid debit card. This has been overseen by Cubic Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of a defense contractor and wireless data technology firm.
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel has both downplayed the problems and acknowledged the complaints, several alderman have called for an official hearing to demand explanations. Meanwhile, the CTA has announced a delay in the deadlines for fully transitioning to Ventra and proclaimed their refusal to pay Cubic until the issues are addressed.
In the face of public scrutiny, Cubic has ensured that these problems will be solved (though its boss “can’t guess” when). However, what Cubic isn’t telling Chicagoans is that the company has experienced all of Ventra’s problems before…in the other smart card systems it has built for cities across the world.
People in New York often ask me why I love Chicago so much. Why I would endure the cold, and the buses and the lack of celebrity sightings and secret, invite only warehouse parties over the [insert one of the countless things that makes New York objectively speaking the best city in the world] that is New York. I tell’em it’s the 3:30AM resin hits. They usually stop talking to me after that.
Bill Mayeroff live-blogged the match in Tailgate. Tough loss for the All-Stars, but Chicago is proud of them anyway.
Photo by Steve Stearns
The Great Debate is nigh! Details here.
Which side will you choose? #latke or #hamantash?!
Team Latke all the way, kids.
November 8th - From the Archive
Don’t you miss the days when you could have a blast just riding the bus with your mom?
Years ago, an aging puppeteer abandoned thousands of marionettes in a Wicker Park apartment. Then someone found them …