Playing With Light…

I just returned from a four-day road trip InSearchOfAmerica to the Chicago and Rockford IL area. It was quite a trip and made up for the very disappointing one that preceded it.  One site I just came upon ended up one of the most enjoyable.  It was at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens. The special exhibit on display was from the artist Bruce Munro.   … Continue reading Playing With Light…

The Multi-Level Department Store…

Chicago, IL – Marshall Fields Department Store Almost every major town in America has their own variety of the Marshall Fields Department store. They were for the most part build in the beginnings of the 20th century. For those who follow the PBS series one very enterprising American also went to build on in London by the name of Selfridge.  You could say they were … Continue reading The Multi-Level Department Store…

Navy Pier..

Chicago, IL – The Navy Pier The Navy Pier in Chicago is a popular downtown tourist attraction. It has a stained glass exhibit that is beyond comparison. The view from the Farris wheel is astounding. It was built in 1916 and its primary purpose was as a cargo facility for lake freighters, and warehouses were built up and down the Pier. During WWII it was … Continue reading Navy Pier..

103 suspected gang members charged in NYC case

“These three gangs were not sophisticated drug-trafficking organizations,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in announcing the two indictments. “Far from it, they were young people protecting their territories from imaginary threats and avenging the murders of fellow gang members and loved ones.” Investigators from Vance’s office worked with gang squad detectives and Department of Correction officials to review more than 1 million Facebook pages, … Continue reading 103 suspected gang members charged in NYC case