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Monroe - 55th St S.

Adventures on bikes!

Snapshots from our ride from Monroe Street to Promontory Point along the Lakefront trail on the 4th of July.

Our original plan was a leisurely bike ride to Promontory Point and back before taking in a view of the fireworks in the Western sky from a great pal’s deck. 144 more words


5 Places to Eat Your Packed Lunch Outside in The Loop

I love working in the loop. There’s a nice energy here, and more importantly, there are tons of great restaurants to enjoy. But, lunch is one of those meals that you should probably pack and bring because it does get pricey with $12 lunches and $5 lattes. 710 more words

City Life

Renovation Plans To Remove Fence In Chicago Park Sparks Security Talk

CHICAGO (CBS) — Safety is the top concern among park goers and residents when it comes to renovating a Chicago park.

Seneca Park & Eli M. 346 more words


Lilacia Park; Lombard, IL

The “Lilac Town” has a pungent park named Lilacia Park. Many people in the Chicago area are familiar with it. It’s a small plot of land that is pleasant enough most of the year, but in Spring comes alive with color. 393 more words


Ending with a whimper...

For many reasons, 2016 was largely agreed to be a pretty crappy year.  Personally, I had two areas of my life in which I could take refuge from the harsh world: the outstanding year of birding I was having, and the anticipation of my first child.  709 more words


The Long, Cold Expanse Ahead

As I sit here, the day before December 1st, the prospect of 4 months of misidentifying gulls stares down at me.

Before that begins, though, it’s worth looking back at what was a pretty nice fall.  813 more words