Tag Archives: Chicago

ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF CHICAGO

I returned Sunday to the Chicago neighborhood of my early childhood: South Shore. Specifically, I checked in at the South Shore Cultural Center for a brief trip to the “necessary room.” It was ready and waiting, and, after a wee … Continue reading

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A MATCH MADE IN THE NEWSROOM

Life with Charley:The Write Womanby Charles McKelvy I left you in the lurch last time, didn’t I?Yes, I was about to meet the love of my life, the fair Natalie DeViney, in the editorial offices of Crain Communications, in Chicago, … Continue reading

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CERMAK AND WENTWORTH

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RETURN OF THE NATIVE

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BACK TO THE BEGINNING

(Chicago, IL) As Joe Rochetto and I were cruising north on South Shore Drive on Saturday afternoon, I mentioned that we were directly east of the apartment building in which I spent the first six years of my life. Joe … Continue reading

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HOME SWEET HOME, CHICAGO

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YOU CAN GO BACK!

Who says you can’t go back? I, for one, plan on going back to the neighborhood of my early childhood, South Shore, this very day. I passed through the eponymous Chicago neighborhood two weeks ago on the way to the … Continue reading

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LAKE SHORE DRIVE

(Chicago, IL) My good buddy Joe Rochetto and I took a road trip to the Windy City on Sunday for Corpus Christi festivities at the Monastery of the Holy Cross and then a walk to the White Sox to watch … Continue reading

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LOVIN’ THAT LSD (LAKE SHORE DRIVE)

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CELEBRATING SOUTH SHORE

I spent the first six years of my life, from 1950-56, in the eponymous South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. I learned to walk and talk at the Fairhaven Apartments, dined and went to horse shows at the South Shore Country … Continue reading

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ABROAD IN BRIDGEPORT

In honor of my viritual visit today to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, I wanted to present these photos from my actual visit last Sunday.

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MIDWAY

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TANKS, CHICAGO

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THE LION IN WINTER

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FREE TO TRAVEL

Travels with Charley:Travel by Oneby Charles McKelvy I have traveled well by myself since childhood, when I would take flights of fancy on my made-in-Chicago Schwinn on the South Side of Chicago.I was rigged for night-riding and would assume the … Continue reading

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TOP OF THE WORLD

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LENTEN RETREAT

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TOWERING CHICAGO

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TRAVEL BY TWO

Travels with Charley:Travel by Twoby Charles McKelvy We are not meant to walk alone.Case in point: On a splendid fall day last November, Mark Barrett of Battle Creek, Mich., and your faithful Harbert-Michigan-based correspondent, met in Sawyer, Mich. and drove … Continue reading

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‘ROUND THE BEND

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LEGENDS OF LOWE AVENUE

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SPROUTING SKYSCRAPER

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MEMORY OF MOM

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SUNSET ON 31ST STREET

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LANDMARK BUILDING

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LOOPING THE LOOP

Chicago’s Loop, so you know, is so named because the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA’s) elevated tracks loop around a rectangle in the city center formed by Lake Street on the north, Wabash Avenue on the east, Van Buren Street on … Continue reading

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ALL SOULS’ DAY

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SUNDAY SOJOURN

My travels last Sunday took me on a soulful sojourn to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Here are some photographic highlights:  

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94+12+90+41+31=SERENITY

(Harbert, Michigan) I practiced safe distancing Sunday by driving alone to the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 31st and Aberdeen in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.  And, yes, we all wore masks at the monastery and sat at least six feet … Continue reading

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A WALK IN THE WINDY CITY

A Free and Easy Walking Tour of the Windy City Aunt Edna and Uncle Ralph are coming to town, and they would just love you, and I mean you, to take them on a walking tour of the Windy City, … Continue reading

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