Seeking out Chicago’s best fish fries, seven Fridays every spring

Chicagoans looking for Friday fish during Lent, this Tumblr is for you.

Oh yeah. And every time we did a take, he’d create a different joke. It was really challenging because he just coming up with so many fantastic ideas — he was just so funny. But the biggest challenge was when we were shooting, we actually had to keep a straight face because Robin would be so funny. Everyone would break character and just bust out laughing. There were even some takes where the camera man would laugh and the camera would shake. Robin would just waste film. He would ruin everything because he was so doggone funny.

Reginald Hudlin on the late great Chicago comedian Robin Harris.

Read more: TV One’s “Unsung: Hollywood” Features Late Comedian and Chicago Native Robin Harris

For two years I would go by the abandoned Frank Cuneo Memorial Hospital at Montrose and Clarendon on my way to my apartment. It didn’t matter if it was the middle of the day or late at night, I always thought, “That building creeps me out.”

After years of trying to find a new development for the site, it looks as though luxury housing will go on the site, a project which will receive about $14 million in Tax Increment Financing funds. This led to protests and criticism from Uptown residents upset with the project.

teamvocalo:

Save the date for the @Vocalo #hatersball. 4.11.2014

A dance party for people who hate everything but love Vocalo.

mrdankelly:

Aha. Now I understand why Pulaski changes to Crawford up north. What I don’t get is why a section of Pulaski Road near Montrose is named in honor of…Casimir Pulaski (via those brown street signs).
chicagogeek:

In honor of Casimir Pulaski Day, here’s a newspaper cartoon depicting the controversial renaming of Crawford Avenue. PWA president Emilia Napieralska had asked Mayor Edward Kelly to rename to street after the Revolutionary War hero, which Kelly did in 1933. Local opposition led to a legal battle that continued for 19 years until the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in favor of keeping the street name change.
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In case you’ve been wondering.

mrdankelly:

Aha. Now I understand why Pulaski changes to Crawford up north. What I don’t get is why a section of Pulaski Road near Montrose is named in honor of…Casimir Pulaski (via those brown street signs).

chicagogeek:

In honor of Casimir Pulaski Day, here’s a newspaper cartoon depicting the controversial renaming of Crawford Avenue. PWA president Emilia Napieralska had asked Mayor Edward Kelly to rename to street after the Revolutionary War hero, which Kelly did in 1933. Local opposition led to a legal battle that continued for 19 years until the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in favor of keeping the street name change.

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In case you’ve been wondering.

autotoxin:

if u get on the bus at the right time u get to see the city on fire

autotoxin:

if u get on the bus at the right time u get to see the city on fire

barbershopshow:

On this episode of the Barbershop Show, we discuss the many faces of gentrification after Spike Lee’s rant earlier this week about gentrification in Brooklyn went viral. We welcome to the show:
• Christyn S. Henson, New Communities Program Director at Quad Communities Development Corporation.
• J. Brian Malone, Executive Director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)
• Bernard Loyd, a developer in Bronzeville
• Nelson Soza, Executive Director of The Pilsen Alliance
and
• Eric Lynch, who plays “Jackson” in the Goodman Theatre’s current production of “Buzzer”. The play runs until March 9th.

Tune in Fridays at noon on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5fm (Nwi).

digiture:

NPR + Chicago + Pizza + Data = Chart that makes me hungry

digiture:

NPR + Chicago + Pizza + Data = Chart that makes me hungry

(via Infographic: Chicago VS New York | JBWebdev)

(It’s the eternal struggle, y’all.)

(via Infographic: Chicago VS New York | JBWebdev)

(It’s the eternal struggle, y’all.)