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Bears Packers prediction

Bears Packers prediction

2011 NFC Championship game predictionChicago Bears 23Green Bay Packers 17 The national media has been harping on the Bears all season about their assumed degree of luck. The Bears will continue the media’s perception by defeating a 6th seed team (Packers) in NFC Championship and a 6th seed team (Jets) in the Super Bowl.

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Chicago on Google Images

Chicago on Google Images

Running a Google Image search on “Chicago” results in a great deal of photos of the now defunct Chicago Spire by Santiago Calatrava. I was kinda hoping to find some of Matt Maldre’s famous Chicago photos ranked favorably by Flickr like this one. I never saw the image above of the Chicago Spire. It’s quite […]

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wikipedia, you could do better

I happened across wikipedia’s page for Chicago. The first sentence reads, “Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois.” Can that be any more boring? C’mon wikipedia, step it up. If you’re going to be constantly advertising for donations, I want a better intro for Chicago.

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new location of Chagall windows

new location of Chagall windows

I just so happened to be randomly surfing the Art Institute of Chicago’s website when I saw that the Chagall windows have finally returned just a few days ago! They were removed from public view for five years. The Tute didn’t want “America Windows” (its official title) by Marc Chagall, on display during all the […]

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jasper johns quote from Gray

jasper johns quote from Gray

“In 1950 or [19]51, a painter whom I admired said that he was to have an exhibition of eight or ten canvases which were turned face to the wall in the kitchen where we were talking. He said that the works were very new and good, and that he would not show them to anyone […]

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crosswalk rules in Illinois

crosswalk rules in Illinois

My current job is located away from major traffic streets resulting in daily encounters with multiple stop signs and some crosswalk signs here and there. I’ve always been curious about the legal standing of these crosswalks. Here’s what I found: Below is an excerpt from the Illnois Vehicle Code. Basically, people can cross if they […]

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chicago map wallet

chicago map wallet

y’know that extremely durable plastic-y paper material used for FedEx envelopes? It’s called Tyvek. People like to make wallets out of it. vinyled.com took the idea one step further and is selling Tyvek wallets with a map of the Chicago Loop. 15 bucks. I’m not looking for this as a Christmas gift, family members. I’m […]

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problems with Modern Wing

problems with Modern Wing

The Tute is suing the designer/planner/engineer/consultant firm, ARUP, $10 million for problems encountered with the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. more at archdaily.com. Some of the problems the Tute had to address during the construction process were cracks in the subfloor, improper air circulation for art, and whistling sounds from the flying […]

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all-black squirrel in Chicago area

all-black squirrel in Chicago area

On Saturday, I spotted an all-black squirrel across the street from my home in Elmhurst, Illinois.I managed to take the photo above during my shock and awe. A little research reveals black squirrels are not that uncommon. This is the first one I have seen in the Chicagoland area. I bet Steve Jobs has an […]

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player stabbed by flying broken bat

player stabbed by flying broken bat

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs player Tyler Colvin was stabbed by a flying broken bat. He was impaled below the collarbone as he was scoring from third on a broken bat double by Welington Castillo. Colvin was watching the ball in the outfield and didn’t see the bat flying towards him. I watched the video on television […]

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