A neglected former industrial site on the Southeast Side of Chicago is poised to get some needed economic development.U.S. Bank is donating land near 111th Street and the Bishop Ford Highway for construction of Pullman Park, a mixed-used project.
Right toward the end of our interview, Tom asked me if I ever met Studs Terkel. I did, I said, one time, just a few months before he died. “He was a great man,” he said. “We really miss having him around.”
I worked briefly as a steel worker, but I consider myself more of an honorary member. My dad spent almost 45 years at Wisconsin Steel and he made me promise that I would never go to work in the steel mills. So I embarked in business—the business of politics and government jobs.
I’ve been asking Tom Shepherd, down in Pullman, how the new Wal-Mart will affect things in the area.(photo by lanskymob/Flickr)Howard, who lives right around the corner from here, has a bike store in Da