Continental Chicago

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Monthly Archives: September, 2012

The Grand Old Chicago Post Office

Between 1899 and 1965, this building served as the federal courthouse and main post office in Chicago.  Built as the population of the city was burgeoning in the decades following … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 7 Comments

Good Luck, Karen Lewis

Like many Chicagoans, I have watched the Chicago Teachers Union strike with astonishment and incredulity.  And, may I add, with little sympathy for its grievances or aims.  Given the fiscal … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 20 Comments

Lurie Garden

One of my favorite places in the city is Lurie Garden, the native plant garden masterfully situated within Millennium Park.  Though bounded by a busy street and the most heavily … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

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