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Thread #37714   Message #527907
Posted By: MAG
14-Aug-01 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: Help: Chicago what to see??
Subject: RE: Help: Chicago what to see??
I'd second Rosa's for Blues. "Wrigletville" is a name invented by the developers when they rehabbed the area around Wrigley Field. I used to live there, too, and we watched the games from the roof, like everybody else in the 'hood. The yups who took it over did their best to stop lights and night games.

I worked as a printer on South Dearborn when it was still all printshops, too, before they got shoved out and the rehabbers turned it into condos and named it "Printer's Row." If you want to see art, the Art Institute is truly wonderful. They have what's left of the old Stock Exchange; an awful lot of the Prairie School stuff got ripped down by Hizzonor in a rebuilding frenzy, until enough people got really upset. Tuesday used to be free day. Irish Heritage Center on the Northwest side if you want Irish.

You really can't lose. I'm getting homesick! -- MAG