Pearl Chen says her neighborhood is quiet. The residents are accountants, or work at the University of Chicago or are students there. Quiet students – no loud parties.“People are nice,” the former Nebraska resident tells me.
Sebastian Senakiewicz and Mark Neiweem are getting less public attention than three other NATO protesters locked up on bomb-related charges. But Occupy Chicago activists pulled off a defiant display inside a Cook County courtroom to let the two know they are not going it alone.
There have been Groupons for botox, airfare and even NBA tickets. And soon, Chicago Transit Authority passes. More than 530 million people used Chicago Transit last year. But the CTA hopes a Groupon for its three-day passes it announced Tuesday will bring in new riders.
Under the Grand Avenue LSD viaduct, a team of artists are working on a mural as part of Navy Pier's annual BIGart exhibition this summer, which will display public and outdoor installations by several notable artists.