The Second City

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Chi-town, city of Big Shoulders, city by the lake, city on the river, windy city, the Go, and Chiberia. My kind of town!

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The Rookery, Chicago

Steampunk Tendencies

The Rookery. Burnham and Root. Completed in 1888. Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the skylit lobby in 1905.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse on Lake Michigan - Chicago IL by mbell1975, via Flickr

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse on Lake Michigan - Chicago IL

The Palmer House Hilton is a famous and historic hotel in downtown Chicago.

The Palmer House Hilton is a famous and historic hotel in downtown Chicago.

This Day in History: Oct 8, 1871: Great Chicago Fire begins

This Day in History: Oct 8, 1871: Great Chicago Fire begins

On this day in 1871, flames spark in the Chicago barn of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages. Legend has it that a cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary barn and started the fire, but other theories hold that humans or even a comet may have been responsible for the event that left four…

President Obama's CHICAGO, IL Home

President Obama's Chicago Home

As At Home, So Goes The President? -- SFGate Sometimes you can tell how people will manage things at work by how they live at home. Are they fussy? Sloppy? Organized? Do they let the papers overflow the floor and the plants die? Do the neighbors hate them? Maybe — just maybe — there are a few interesting things to learn from the multimillion-dollar homes of Barack Obama and John McCain. I roamed their neighborhoods and went to their front porches while gathering material for profiles I wrote…

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL, National Historic Landmark, Photo: Michelle Anderson:  On the shore of Lake Michigan, "The Shedd" was the nation's first inland aquarium to maintain a permanent collection of fresh and saltwater aquatic life. John G. Shedd, president of retail giant Marshall Field  Company, endowed the institution, which opened in 1930 to provide "instructive entertainment." The handsome marble building has Greek architectural details on the exterior and aquatic decorations…

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium Chicago, IL This photo was taken on June 23rd, the night of the full "supermoon." Shedd Aquarium boasts 1500 species of critters living in 5 million gallons of water. It opened in 1930 and is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Chicago, with 2 million visitors annually. One of my absolute favorite places to visit in Chicago!