While it may not make up for losing the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, the city is looking for an influx of tourists, revenue and international media attention, drawn by surreal images of four-story marionettes lumbering down Michigan Ave. and other scenic venues.
City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - chicagotribune.com

While it may not make up for losing the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, the city is looking for an influx of tourists, revenue and international media attention, drawn by surreal images of four-story marionettes lumbering down Michigan Ave. and other scenic venues.

City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - chicagotribune.com

Rogers Park, as the neighborhood is known, is the attic of Chicago, where the city stores people it can’t use, but can’t get rid of, either. The main drag, Sheridan Road, is lined with adult care facilities whose residents sit outside on bus benches, smoking cigarette butts and cuddling headless dolls. Author Neal Pollack, who lived here in the late 1990s, called the locals “the sediment left over after you put the city of Chicago through a sifter.” There’s a hippie restaurant that has remained open for 38 years, even though everyone agrees that the food is terrible, the service is terrible, the kitchen is filthy, and the owner has no business sense whatsoever. There used to be a bar called The Ho, but it was condemned after the floor collapsed. When the Leather Archives and Museum outgrew its original location, in a more expensive neighborhood, the repository of S&M history found a new home in an abandoned Rogers Park synagogue. If you want to make a career out of being weird, this is the place. In Rogers Park, only the weird survive.
They essentially wiped away one of the murders in the city, which is crazy,” says a police insider. “But that’s the kind of shit that’s going on.
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Collage of Chicago neon, 1934, Chicago. George Miller

calumet412:

Collage of Chicago neon, 1934, Chicago. George Miller

leahj:

(via The Only Photographer at the Dawn of ‘Disco Sucks’ | Station to Station)

And so I had this single roll of film. One roll. That single roll documented the kids in the bleachers. Apparently I was the only person taking photos in the bleachers.

leahj:

(via The Only Photographer at the Dawn of ‘Disco Sucks’ | Station to Station)

And so I had this single roll of film. One roll. That single roll documented the kids in the bleachers. Apparently I was the only person taking photos in the bleachers.

@ourmaninchicago: I see what you did there, Chicago demonstration ballot
(Most of) where to get independent coffee in Chicago. Still needs a little work, though — no Coffee Studio at Bryn Mawr? Beans & Bagels at Montrose?
(via CTA Coffee Map)

(Most of) where to get independent coffee in Chicago. Still needs a little work, though — no Coffee Studio at Bryn Mawr? Beans & Bagels at Montrose?
(via CTA Coffee Map)

Like so many good stories about Chicago, this one begins with crap.

It’s “the only kind of sausage that didn’t sell,” says Sohn. “And that was mostly me talking people out of it! This was a long time ago, and I would ask people, ‘Have you had this?’ And they’re like, ‘No.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, you don’t want it.’”

(via Eater Chicago)