The 2-way mirror in the men's washroom at Streeter's Tavern (Photo: Mason Johnson)

Photos Document Chicago’s ‘Most Interesting’ Toilets

One out-of-towner with a love for, uh, toilets decided to document Chicago’s more charismatic bathrooms.


Leena wears a knit hat and scraf that covers her hijab. (Credit: Facetruth/Blogspot)

How Chiberia Changed Perceptions For A Muslim Woman

Leena Suleiman did something we all did this winter: she dressed in layers, including a knit hat and scarf. However, for Suleiman, wearing these basic winter essentials was a transformative event.



‘Public Portraits’ Blog Invasion Of Chicago’s Privacy?

At first I was indignant about the utter lack of privacy Public Portraits—a tumblr blog that displays photos of strangers on the L—provides. I mean, how dare this stranger invade the comfort bubbles of hundreds–if not thousands–of Chicagoans!


Chicago Snow Parking

Photographer: Warm Winter Has Meant No ‘Parking Dibs’ Items

Photographer Amy Loeffler has seen some pretty crazy things on the streets of Chicago during the depths of winter.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Cop Blog Created Controversy Over City Sticker

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson comes to the defense of a 15-year-old Chicago student whose city sticker design was nixed this week amid controversy.


Second City Cop: Electrical Tape

Cop Blog: Concealing Tape Is ‘Your New G8 Best Friend’

There is a suggestion on a Chicago Police officer’s Web site for how officers can avoid citizen complaints during the expected street protests when the G8 and NATO summits come to town this spring.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Dark Knight

Chicago Blog Focuses On Films Shot In City

“Crime Story,” “The Dark Knight,” “Running Scared” and “Wayne’s World.” What do all those films have in common? All were shot, at least partially in Chicago.


Cubs starter Casey Coleman (Getty Images file)

Abbatacola: Cubs Drop Opener To Dodgers

It was downhill pretty quick for Cubs starting pitcher Casey Coleman as Chicago took on the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.


'Dead Men Don't Eat Chicken'

Blog Aids People With Parents Suffering From Dementia

A north suburban woman whose parents suffer from dementia has come up with a way to share the trials and tribulations with other Baby Boomer caregivers.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011