Tag Archives: Loop

Coffee and the City

There are certain touchstones of living in a big city like Chicago that really can’t be reproduced in the suburban strip mall. These are the places, events, and experiences that shape what each of us thinks of when we think … Continue reading

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On the Go: State Street, that Great Street

Chicago’s great State Street department store has its halls decked and garland strung. Stop by the former Marshall Field’s building on a weekday to admire the 100+ year old store’s annual holiday celebration without all the tourist and weekend suburban … Continue reading

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On the Go: The Big Tree

Yes, we are only 4 days post-Halloween, but the inexorable march of holiday cheer rolls on. A 64-foot Colorado Spruce from the northwest ‘burbs is now standing in Daley Plaza, which means that the holidays are just around the corner … Continue reading

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Old and New

The elevated tracks at Wabash and Lake form the northeastern corner of the Loop. This portion of the system was built between 1895 (Lake Street completion) and 1896 (Wabash Avenue completion). Today, this joining point is unintentionally demarcated by a … Continue reading

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