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50 States of Public Art: Chicago’s quest to become America’s street art capital

Having a Picasso in downtown is so 1967. For its next trick, #Chicago is looking to become America’s street art capital.

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Caterpickles Central Update: Our time in Chicago is winding down

Caterpickles Central is packing up shop and heading west again. This time to Northern California. Moving day is in mid-September. Posting will be spotty over the next month or so, as we shut down the Chicago version of Caterpickles Central and open up the new one in the Bay Area.…

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Wordless Wednesday: Chicago

View of Downtown Chicago from in front of Adler Planetarium.

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Wordless Wednesday: The Eight-Year-Old helps the University of Chicago get into the Guinness Book of World Records

Last week, in an effort to keep patients safe and prevent infections, the University of Chicago hosted the #BigWashUCM — 24 hours in which the various wards and ICU units across its three hospitals strove to achieve perfect hand hygiene. I know what you’re thinking… How could they possibly know?

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“Is Chicago really the windiest city?”

Shortly after being carried off by a wind gust on Michigan Avenue, The Eight-Year-Old naturally wanted to know whether Chicago really was the windiest city in America.

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“Mommyo, why is the Chicago River green?”

Every year about this time, Chicago decides that blue-brown rivers are boring. So the local plumber’s union uses a top secret combination of what they pinky-swear are ecologically-safe chemicals to dye the river green. Very very green.

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Wordless Wednesday: More Birdwatching in Chicago

Spotted this Great Blue Heron on my way to the Wooded Island a week or two ago. Related Links: The Osaka Garden on Chicago’s Wooded Island (Caterpickles) More Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles

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Wandering around Chicago with The Seven-Year-Old: The Osaka Garden on Chicago’s Wooded Island

Next time you’re at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, take a few minutes to follow the walking trail behind the museum across the Clarence Darrow and/or North bridges.

There you’ll find Frederick Law Olmsted’s Wooded Island and the Osaka Garden, one of the few remaining remnants of the 1893 Columbian Exposition.  The island has been converted into a nature sanctuary and is an important stopping point for birds migrating through the Midwest.

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A Kid’s Guide to Chicago

Self-promotion is vexing. But I did want you to know that I have a new article out today. A Kid’s Guide to Chicago appeared this afternoon on the vacation rental site, Dwellable. Go, valiant readers! Swarm their servers with traffic and glowing commentary! Most importantly, when you’re done with that, get on…

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Chicago strikes again

Before we moved here, I blew off Chicago winters. Boston typically gets Chicago weather two days later, and since I had lived in the Boston area for nearly 14 years, I had been through many a hard winter. I had the equipment to deal with it. I’d be fine. Then this winter happened.

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