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March 2008

9 years
ago

 

Spring? Ha!

It’s cold, snowy, dark, gloomy and depressing out. And yet, it really could be worse. Thanks to Flickr’s chaosgurlpink for a reminder of the winter past—with just enough sunshine to help us look to the warm weather ahead of us. True spring weather is just around the corner … right? …

9 years
ago

 

Because My Alma Mater Will Never Be Invited to the Big Dance

What is it about March Madness that makes a person hum the CBS tournament jingle and wave his or her index fingers rather violently in the air? Wait, maybe that’s just me.

But seriously, the most exciting sports event in the world is finally here. I’ve filled out my bracket and paid my $5 (times are rough). Now I’m bracing myself for the least productive month of the year. I’m kidding. Hello, boss who might be reading this!

Anyway, long ago, I accepted the fact that the Northwestern Wildcats, in their flamboyant purple uniforms and glorious futility, will never…

9 years
ago

 

Selling Pots on the El

This colorful snapshot, by Flickr’s katherine of chicago is perfectly bright and cheery—with just the perfect amount of surreal—for this not-yet-spring day in March.

The unique shot of the Merchandize Mart El platform is part of a set in her account called “THIS is Chicago,” which has everything from the Eye Can See Indian to abandoned furniture in cramped Chicago alleyways…

9 years
ago

 

From Bridgeport to Beverly

If you’re Irish like me—and a South Sider to boot—you know that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just a day. Basically, the entire month of March is St. Paddy’s Day. The festivities generally kick off with the South Side Irish Parade, which was held this past Sunday.

To get you in the spirit of celebration, we present a collection of photos from South Side Irish Parades…

9 years
ago

 

Photo Contest: Sears Tower Love

Reports from yesterday about the retrial of the men accused of plotting to bomb the Sears Tower has got us thinking about the building we often take for granted. Towering above all the rest (that is, until Donald Trump completes the phallic homage to himself), the Sears Tower anchors our skyline and appears in more photos than we’re able to count.

This abstract view of the mammoth structure, taken by Flickr’s inetmer, is one of our favorites. What’s your favorite shot of the Sears Tower? Send them our way with…

9 years
ago

 

We’re ‘Mentally Tired,’ Too, Brett

Voters in four states are heading to the polls for “Junior Super Tuesday,” city workers are scrambling to fix a giant sinkhole in Little Village, and lawyers are picking jurors for the trial of Tony Rezko. But all we can think about is Brett Favre.

The Bears-Packers rivalry aside, we will miss the Green Bay quarterback, who told ESPN that he was retiring after 17 seasons because he was “mentally tired.” That makes today bittersweet and a tad curious—a class act leaves the sport, and now Rex Grossman is…

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