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"Oh, we don’t pay for parking in Chicago. We just slice open our hands and let the blood flow to the concrete until the parking meter gods accept our sacrifice."
— Things I have actually said when asked about the price of parking

chicagopubliclibrary:

Happy Birthday To The Greatest City In The World

I just had to do a ton of research to confirm this because Chicago has had so many different “birthdays.” But yes, this would be the 177th birthday of IL granting Chicago a city charter.
Other birthdays;
1803 - Creation of Fort Dearborn
August 4, 1830 - First official recognition of Chicago as a municipality (with a population of less than 100)
August 12, 1833 - Chicago is incorporated as a town (pop. 350)

chicagopubliclibrary:

Happy Birthday To The Greatest City In The World

I just had to do a ton of research to confirm this because Chicago has had so many different “birthdays.” But yes, this would be the 177th birthday of IL granting Chicago a city charter.

Other birthdays;


WGN’s Dan Ponce is telling Chicagoans sick of this harsh winter to ‘Let It Go’

beeishappy:

Photos of Jimmy doing the Polar Plunge makes my life 300% better.


touchdisky:

Chicago, Illinois | USA 

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reubenwu:

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posted 2 months ago

typesetjez:

The news just informed me that some areas in Chicago are unable to get water because of the cold. Turns out the world really is going to end in ice. Someone call Robert Frost; he totally owes me 20 bucks.

Okay but seriously, many of Chicago’s underground pipes are starting to freeze, leaving many neighborhoods without water, water mains are bursting (causing flooding), and some fire hydrants are even freezing. The frost line is currently 56 inches deep, a mere 4 inches from most major pipes—and another deep freeze is expected this weekend.

This is a major issue and we should pay attention to it. If you do find yourself without water, take advantage of that 3 feet of snow in your backyard—just make sure to boil it before you drink it!


The news just informed me that some areas in Chicago are unable to get water because of the cold. Turns out the world really is going to end in ice. Someone call Robert Frost; he totally owes me 20 bucks.