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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Palmolive Building

Built for one of the world's leading soap manufacturers, this office building ("a monument to cleanliness") was the first commercial skyscraper built far from the Loop - at the northern end of Michigan Avenue. It was known as the Playboy Building from 1965 to 1989, when it served as headquarters for Playboy magazine.

From the Chicago Historical Society

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Benito Juarez

Today Benito Juarez is remembered as being a progressive reformer dedicated to democracy, equal rights for the nation's indigenous Indian population, lessening the great power that the Roman Catholic Church then held over Mexican politics, and defense of national sovereignty. The period of his leadership is known in Mexican history as La Reforma (the reform), and constituted a liberal political and social revolution with major institutional consequences: the expropriation of church lands, bringing the army under civilian control, liquidation of peasant communal land holdings, and adoption of a federalist constitution.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most critical Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a leading author, political theorist, politician, printer, scientist, inventor, civic activist, environmentalist, and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As a political writer and activist he, more than anyone, invented the idea of an American nation,[1] and as a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German polymath. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, Humanism, science, and painting. His most enduring work, the two-part dramatic poem Faust, is considered one of the peaks of world literature.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Madam Butterfly

The bikes have been replace by what seems like paper mache dresses and they're all up and down the Mag mile.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Gay Parade

This weekend was the annual Gay Pride Parade in Chicago's Boystown. This parade is always fun to go to, besides all the free protection they give out, it's like going to big party.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007


Ceasars 4
Originally uploaded by annhille
Headed over to Ceasars for a drinks with friends this weekend. Their margaritas are AWESOME. I always have a blast with I go there.

Ceasars 3
Originally uploaded by annhille

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Friday, June 22, 2007


VOTE NOW for Best in Chicago Party Animals

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City Hall

All forms of government are susceptible to political corruption. Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. While corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and trafficking, it is not restricted to these organized crime activities. And no where is that more true than in Chicago.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

"You think you're better than me with your rock hard abs and your dynamite areolas? Well, you're not!" Dr. John Dorian

Monday, June 18, 2007


The Chicago Skyline is ranked 4th most impressive skyline in the world. In the summer the lake is packed with beach goers, bikers, and of course for those lucky few sail boaters. I recently got invited to go sailing and it's amazing how many few people have actually been on the lake. I'm so excited, I can't wait to go!

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Stewie: "Did you hear that Meg? Guys can marry other guys now. So...this is awkward, but I mean, if they can do that, that is pretty much it for you, isn't it? I mean you as well pack it in. Game over." Stewie Griffin

Saturday, June 16, 2007

James R. Thompson Center

The James R. Thompson Center in the heart of the Chicago Loop. It's located at Center100 West Randolph Chicago, Illinois 60601. This is where you go get your drivers license and apply for goverment jobs.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Lincoln Park

A lot of people don't know that Lincoln Park is actually bigger than New York's Central Park and was named after Abraham Lincoln. It is also home to the Lincoln Park Zoo and The Notebaert Nature Museum.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Wrigley Building

One of the major things I love about Chicago is the architecture. The Wrigley Building is one of my favorite buildings after the Tribune Building.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007


The Chicago Board of Trade is located at 141 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, Illinois 60604-2994. There is a statue on top of the building, a lot of people don't know that the statue is faceless.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007

"Stewie (to one of the prostitutes at Cleveland's house): So, is there any tread left on the tires? Or at this point would it be like throwing a hot dog down a hallway?" Stewie Griffin

Friday, June 8, 2007

The Notebaert Nature Musuem

Since the CTA sucks balls, I've taken to walking home when it's really nice outside. The other day I was walking The Notebaert Nature Museum and noticed little baby ducklings in the lake.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

"I'd love to stay and chat but your a complete bitch, so bye!" Stewie Griffin

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Harold Washington Library

The Harold Washington Library building in the South Loop is one of the most beautiful in Chicago. Named after the late Mayor Harold Washington. Located at 400 South State StreetChicago, Illinois 60605, it has large owls perched on each corner looking down into the city.

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At sunrise I arose…by Michel Deguy

At sunrise I arose
To the sound the machine animals make
passing by in the streets over heads
Was it briefly interminable or
interminably brief or both
It was the face ever undone by the mouth
that sentences me to the blinking
of the apparition that slips away in itself,
to erasure, on the edge of the world
It was five o'clock it is six o'clock my love says
One more hour went by an hour has passed
Where the e is not the voice inserts it
and wherever mute phonemes may be they muzzle
My error is ancient my love
To the stalactites of the ages was added
one more micron between your shore and mine
The error of one who hides in a corpse
pulling on the death mask but
Often I understand what people say to me

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


One of the first signs of Spring in Chicago are the tulips that pop up every year. One of the reason's I love Chicago is because it is such a Green city.

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Monday, June 4, 2007

Saturday, June 2, 2007

“ Evidently Madam, you and I differ greatly in our conception of beauty" Stewie Griffin