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5 years ago
tomcat630
John Coleman predicted 100 inches of snow for the winter of 79-80, one year after the Blizzard of '79 and Jane Byrne election, etc. When it turned out to be one of the mildest, he said "well I told people what they wanted to hear..." Shortly after was gone from Ch. 7, but went to cable.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
I remember not knowing how to pronounce it when learning the street names as a kid. "Brian Mawr"?
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5 years ago
tomcat630
The Cuputo's at 72nd Ct and Grand Ave in Elmwood Park was once a Circuit City.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
If there was an RTA then, maybe the CA&E would still be around? Who knows?
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5 years ago
tomcat630
With people moving to area from other states, they are calling DL Facilities "The DMV", as they do in California and other states. Where I work, I will jokingly say 'You're in IL, not CA'
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5 years ago
tomcat630
I think the original poster was wondering if there was once a bridge over the DP River for Bryn Mawr? Me too.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
The first version of Orchard Place was at Higgins and Mannheim, then Douglas Field was built kitty corner and merged into it. The first terminal was Bryn Mawr and Mannheim, after WW2. Then the current foot print was built in stages from 1952-62. Historic Aerials shows winding roads from Mannheim to the Terminals, until NW/Kennedy Xway is built.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
I'm sure suburban development closed it post haste. "Get those noisy kids away from my new house!" Same with Santa Fe Speedway in Burr Ridge.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
For the same reason the Crosstown was never built, the connections between In/Out Edens and Kennedy were never added, also. Local opposition. The neighborhoods are very affluent and blocked it.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
Oak Brook, Lombard, Glen Ellyn and Du Page County call the 2200 S road, "22nd St." I am thinking it's a territorial thing. "We aren't going to name the street after a Chicago Mayor". Same as how Lincolnwood and Skokie still used Crawford for 4000 W. But then Roosevelt Rd stays same all the way to Kane County line.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
Well, in Phoenix AZ, the west side N/S major routes are numbered Avenues and east side is Streets. But can still be confusing thinking "is it on 7th St or 7th Ave?", only a mile apart. And they have 1/2 block Courts and Places, but not sure which side of city is which. There it's 10 blocks a mile, but only in E/W direction!
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5 years ago
tomcat630
It common knowledge that Bypass Interstates are even #'s, 3 digit. That's how it has been for nearly 60 years.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
My uncle and aunt had a welding shop on Grand at Kildare, and the Pepsi Bottling plant rings a bell. The Kostner JGB was one of the first industrial to retail developments in that area. RE: Jewel Grand Bazaar, there was another built around 1977 at Grand and Manheim Rd in Franklin Park, now is just Jewel-Osco.
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5 years ago
tomcat630
The Jewel that was once at Kostner and Grand opened in late 1970's as a "Jewel Grand Bazaar", then was a Venture. Now it's Cook Bros. Maybe in mid 80's switched to Venture?
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5 years ago
tomcat630
The Jewel at Kedzie and Addison was industrial building, as with most of the retail in that area, including the K Mart near the Kennedy.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
We were the 2nd largest city for nearly a century, so the population level makes more sense to me. Around 1871, we were just an average size city, be if there was no fire, we would be like Milwaukee or Cleveland, instead.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
Our local Dominick's would use a marker and tag the bottles, so they wouldn't be 're-returned' on same day.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
When my family lived in North Austin, in late 60's, there was the Rockne near Division and Austin BL, and the Tiffin on North Av near Pulaski.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
edit: oops previous car dealer post was in wrong forum, Back to topic: Jack In the Box is doing great in the Southwest and St Louis region.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
There was a Playhouse where the current Portillo's is at now on Harlem, just past 5500 s.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
We used to go to Open Pantry Central and Grace St, and 7-11 took over in 1971. But some kids still called it the 'Pantry'. Got slurpees for dessert most days in summer.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
There are more passengers flying in 737's, instead of small prop planes as in the 30's to 50's.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
The Dominick's at Central and Addison was a Kohl's grocery, the same company that now owns Kohl's Dept stores. They had groceries and sold them to Dominick's. But even before Kohl's, this same store was a Mayflower grocer.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
There were a lot of educational shows on Ch.11 back in late 60's, before Sesame St. Was called NET before PBS. "Language Corner", "All About You" and some science shows.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
"...Ike through some of the avenues" Ahh, that is where I remember seeing them too!
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6 years ago
tomcat630
Another trivia bit, their official name was "Steinberg Baum" without the 'and'. Logo was an 'SB'.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
My parents got their gold band wedding rings there in 1960. I used to think was Cicero and Chicago av, area.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
Growing up in Portage Park, 'You are a Dunning' was used as an insult to other kids. Didn't know it was an official community area until 7th grade. "Dunning Square shopping center" drew laughs from older brother when he revisited area after long time.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
Music purists called MusicWerks 'too commercial', and were loyal to Rolling Stone. before they added 's' at the end. It was only 'werks' for like 2 years and than was just a larger generic Musicland.
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6 years ago
tomcat630
Triggers a memory here. Those were built to replace street parking on Cicero in early 80's. One of Jane Byrne's first acts after elected, was to cancel the Crosstown Expway project, with Gov. Thompson's help. This freed up money and some was used to widen Cicero, and adding these parking lots was one of the specs. Nowadays, young hipster 'urbanists' would fight anything like this. BTW:
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