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15 years ago
didi
It was Lawrence and Milwaukee. Thanks for correcting me. I found the article through the Chicago Reader's website. http://www.chicagoreader.com/tifarchive/060224/
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15 years ago
didi
The Chicago Reader always had great articles about the city and eminent domain. I think they may have an archive on their website, One example I can think of from the top of my head was something similar happening near Lawrence and Austin, not the exact place but around there somewhere where the city was trying to buy up property, one business that protested was a bike shop in an old Jewel.
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15 years ago
didi
LOL!
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15 years ago
didi
Yea, I had started to notice these buildings about a couple of years ago and wondered what they had been previously. I knew it had to be a chain, just did not know which one. I started taking a few photos of some and I took a photo of the one on Belmont and Oakley last year (Is that gone already???) and a few others for the intention of putting it on my blog. Will do so in the near future. I have
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15 years ago
didi
In the Odds and Ends section under "THE MORE THINGS CHANGE...:" there is a picture of a laundrymat and didn't see any mention of its previous incarnation. Lots of examples of that building still exist and they all belonged at one point to the conveniance store chain open pantry. I have a few photos of buildings similar to that one and was curious last year so that is how I was able to fi
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15 years ago
didi
I love the feature on this. That section has some gorgeous homes which seems to be a hodgepodge of different styles that strangely all blend in well together. By coincidence some years back a friend of mine was teaching me how to drive around the forest preserves in the area. She asked me to make a turn onto Louise and both of us thinking that it was just a continuation of the preserve were su
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15 years ago
didi
All the mnotels in the city were probably pretty seedy or at least had seedy activities but what I love about that is that it wasn't just the low budget motels that had issues but high budget ritzy hotels such as the Stevens (which i rpofiled on my site), the Morrison, Edgewater beach etc. Tales of murder, robbery, suicide and other intrigue.
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