Do you think we can also have another meet-up in May? Because my Tumblr lover will be here May 17th to the 24th, and I’m pretty sure she wants to get drunk with fellow Tumblrs + me. Si, or no si? - Michelle
Help a girl out
Hey Chicago tumblrs. I’m working on a research project for grad school about Chicago resident’s knowledge of bicycle ordinances. If you could click this link and take my super short survey it would really help me out. Seriously, it will take you less than five minutes. CLICK HERE, and I will be forever indebted to you. Also, feel free to pass this along to your friends,...
Chicago Tumblr Meetup?
indierawk: We (the royal we) have been talking of another Chicago Tumblr Meetup (version 3.0) on Friday, April 24th. We were thinking of gathering at some bar like Crocodile, Flat Iron, Danny’s, The Continental, Wilde, etc… but we (the royal we, again) want to hear from you. Of the choices above (and feel free to make your own suggestions), where should we have the next meetup?
Document Shredding and Safe Computer Recycling
Saturday, March 28th. Devon Bank, Chicago Office. On 6445 North Western @ Devon Avenue. In the parking lot from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Cintas will shred documents in their industrial and secure truck.Also, a computer recyling firm will clean and safely dispose of old and/or used computers!Save the Planet, a little at a time!
Super Mario goes to Chicago - Funny video. Check it out!
For all of those with parking woes... →
Apropo of nothing whatsoever… a parking meter without the sticker describing hour and rate information is considered malfunctioning and need not be fed… just saying is all. *The management of Chicago tumbls too does not recommend waging war against the ridiculous new prices of Chicago metered parking in the various ways described in the link above. Unless you are really...
Chicago Reader: Best of Chicago 2009 →
The best in every category you could ever want. Go forth and explore the Windy City!
Chicago lands 17 Beard Award nominations →
The nicest nod to Chicago, however, was probably the ceremony itself—held for the first time outside of New York City. ”It’s high time,” said Rick Bayless. ”The James Beard awards have always been such a New York-centric thing—for the longest time it’s been kind of like that New Yorker magazine cartoon, the one where New York is basically everything and...
Daley loved "Paul Blart - Mall Cop"
From the Sun Times: Both Mayor Daley and Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis said Saturday they were intrigued by a proposal to allow private security guards to issue citations for minor offenses including moving violations and littering. …Weis said he hasn’t met many police officers who love to write tickets. “In these times, let’s be creative,” said Weis. “If we can have police...
CTA Circle Line Imminent?
Striaght from the Illinois Capital Budget: Chicago Transit Authority Preliminary engineering on the Chicago Transit Authority’s planned Circle Line – adding a circumferential loop and connecting all CTA and Metra rail lines in Chicago. Modernizing and replacing Chicago Transit Authority railcars. This reportedly worth $6 million for “initial engineering.” An artist’s...
Goodbye winter in Chicago! Hello Spring!
Chicago St Patrick’s Day - Dyeing the river Green - A time-lapse stop-motion video. Via The Windy Citizen.
Rise up Chicago! →
This is just the dose of castor oil that our banking industry needs… Chicago needs some representation on this site…
Hey, Chicago Tumblrs! Just throwin' this out...
indierawk: …but how many of you would be interested in an early April Tumblr Meetup (Chicago Tumblr Meetup Version 3.0)? Trixmix, Fishy, Retuta, and I have been talking about getting another one together. And we’ll try to get official Tumblr stickers this time!
New York is one of the capitals of the world and Los Angeles is a constellation...– Norman Mailer, Miami and the Siege of Chicago, 1968 (via absurdlakefront) (via axelrod) Said 40 years ago and it’s still true… (Also, fuck “Willis” Tower)
Sears Tower to become Willis Tower →
The insurance broker announced Thursday morning that it will move to the Sears Tower and that the building will be renamed Willis Tower.
Art Institute Admission Fees on the Rise
The Chicago Park District Board has unanimously voted in favor of raising admission fees to the Art Institute of Chicago. Starting May 23, admission for students and seniors will go from $7 to $12 and regular adult admission will increase by 50 percent, from $12 to $18. Thank God for free Thursdays. (via Chicagoist)
$60 LOLLAPALOOZA TICKETS ARE ON SALE!!!! →
Managed to score 2 of these!! I’m not sure if they’re sold out yet, but GO AND GET THEM! - trixmix
Chicago is the #1 city for recent grads. →
Via Gradspot: The jewel of the Midwest combines cosmopolitanism with a refreshing dose of hospitality, catering to those who like city life but don’t like the “f*&k you, a*^hole!” mentality of places like New York. There are few big cities that are prettier than Chi-Town, which offers a mix of leafy neighborhoods, an architecturally stunning downtown, and a gorgeous...
Bin 36 launches anniversary celebration with $10... →
Each month will bring a new promotion, priced $1 less than the previous month, until we reach December’s $1 deal, whatever that may be. We’ve been told that June will feature $7 cheese flights and August’s deal will be $5 glasses of wine.
Chicago Clothing Swap →
My friend just let me know about the Chicago Clothing Swap. The next swap is Sunday, March 29 from 1-4pm at the Empty Bottle. Check out the link for more info.
Illinois Corruption Timeline | The Onion →
The controversy surrounding Illinois senator Roland Burris is only the latest chapter in a long history of political corruption in the Land of Lincoln. Here is a partial timeline of scandals that have plagued the state.
Patty Planner: Chicago St. Patrick's Day Deals →
Chicago renters are warned of foreclosure risk
Are you (like me) a renter amongst foreclosure victims? Do you (like me) covet your domestic freedom of movement, with no mortgage to tie you down? Are you (unlike me) fat with loose cash because you didn’t buy an overpriced closet sized condo with a vintage/gut rehab/original-woodwork kitchen? The Trib says “watch your ass!” …Ok, that’s not really a quote, but...
CTA Gets $241 Million in Stimulus Money -... →
finally, some good news!
Pitchfork Music Festival 2009.
Hey, the lineup’s starting to leak… get freakin’ excited, people — especially those in or heading into Chicago between July 17th to the 19th. Like every year, it’s held at Union Park. Friday, July 17 Built to Spill The Jesus Lizard Yo La Tengo Tortoise Saturday, July 18 The National Pharoahe Monch The Pains of Being Pure at Heart + many more! Sunday, July 19 Grizzly Bear The Walkmen...
Gun bill may promote *gasp* responsibility!
Gun owners may have to report any loss or theft of a handgun to local police within three days or they could lose the right to own a firearm. Bill Here Via
Freddy Krueger to Summer in Chi-Town
The re-imagining of slasher classic “A Nightmare on Elm Street” means sweet dreams for feature-hungry Chicago, as production company Platinum Dunes settled into Chicago Studio City for five months of local filming. (snip) …Sam Bayer will direct the rebooting of the 25-year old fright film. He is best known as a director of music videos for Nirvana, Metallica, David Bowie, Garbage,...