April 2008 Archives

Who is Lawrence Avenue named after?

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Who was Rogers Park named after?

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“Adventures in Baby Sitting,” or “The Blues Brothers?” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” or “The Untouchables?” Which movie filmed in Chicago is your favorite?

Elwood and Jake


And if you have a story about a movie being filmed on your block, tell us more:

Name the movie that included scenes filmed at a live Cubs game in 2006?

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Tom Shanahan won last week’s quiz. He knew ...

CHICAGO CITY SEAL

Chicago's city seal says, “Urbs in Horto.” It means “City in a Garden.”

It might not say that for long if Mayor Daley has his way. How do the latin words, “Urbs of Liberi” sound?

“I'm passionate about children. We put too many other things above our children. Children, to me, should be what we stand for here in the city of Chicago,” the mayor said.

“We’re the city of flowers. We’re the city of trees and gardens and all that. I’d like to maybe change that motto to, ‘City of Children.’ I really believe that.”

If you could rewrite Chicago’s motto — City in a Garden — what would you make it?

“City of kickbacks?”
“In Ditka, we trust?”

Give us your suggestions.

“City of kickbacks?”
“In Ditka, we trust?”
If you could rewrite Chicago’s motto — City in a Garden — what would you make it?

Konkol at your service.

The same day I wrote about a local blogger — Uptownupdate.com — his contribution to the neighborhood and a pesky sink hole near the tennis courts at Clarendon Park ... crews finally filled in the hole.

The anonymous Uptown Updater sent me this note:

Here's a look at the work of Robert "Bob-O" Seitz, owner of Harmony Art Glass.

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Check out more ...

When did The Riviera Theater in Uptown open?

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I think Cubs fans could use some reminding,
That this cloud has a silvery lining,
You might lose the name,
And most of your games,
But you'll have an excuse to keep whining!
-- Sara Gadola

(Konkol note: Sara Gadola is a former Daily Southtown reporter who smartly sold out to become a lawyer years before journalists started getting axed like firewood.)

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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