The last barge carrying coal to Pilsen’s Fisk Power Plant lumbered up the Chicago canal in late August, dumping a final 1,500 tons of coal to burn in a community whose members were more than happy to see their industrial neighbor go.
The walk from King Elementary to Jensen Elementary on the West Side is 20 minutes each way — past boarded-up buildings and vacant lots. CPS says the walk is long enough that the students will get busing, but parents are still worried.
With warm weather on the way, pedicabs are taking over Chicago’s streets again. It’s not just the flat terrain and lazy tourists. Unlike other major cities, Chicago has no ordinance regulating pedicabs.
A $24 million refrigerated food distribution center was the site of Quinn’s debriefing of sorts from a trade trip he just took to Mexico — the first time an Illinois governor had made such a visit in 13 years.