Stories from the Street

Welcome to lori's stories!

Alas – here are my blog-“ish” type entries that I’ve always referred to verbally as “Lori’s Stories”. My stories and shares (past, present and future) are and will be … different. So now it’s time to share in writing as I talk, talk and talk! I hope you enjoy and share, share and share!

Thanks again for staying present in “Lori’s real time” which in reality (as most know) is truly “my time” which is as early (not often) or late (more often) as it is. A very dear friend always said "If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done" Ethelyn Hirsch 5/9/07 ... I love her and forever hold her in my heart !!!

As I’ve said many times before I am motivated by you, and you and … ! I love being able to share what I’ve captured thru tooling around here and there and absolutely value the energy and appreciation I get back from you. Knowing I may have made an impression in expanding your own visions (literally) to be open and always intrigued by the streets and on paths that you travel! My mantra and my pleasure!

To begin with and knowing how my aspirations are fueled by all the people I see, meet, share with and befriend – a note received from a new one … I LOVE IT – thanks Clark!

As promised you will find below one of my favorite observations form a true titan of the twentieth century. I have this feeling that you are just the type of person Winston had in mind.- "Those whose work and pleasure are one... are... Fortune's favoured children." - Winston Churchill.

Clark Walter / 2014

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10 nov
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"What the hell happened to the Sun Times Building?"

401 N. Wabash - the Chicago Sun-Times building, built in 1958 was the newspapers headquarters for almost 50 years. Demolished in 2005 making way for the Trump Towers it’s seen here as the Irv Kupcinet statue 1 points to the home of his employer of 60 years. One can only imagine (good, bad or indifferent) what Irv was saying/thinking as he clutches a Sun-Times final edition under his right arm while the other hand reaches out towards a newest addition to the Chicago skyline (read on please).

Irving "Irv" Kupcinet was a lifetime Chicagoan born and raised in the North Lawndale suburb. He was editor of the school newspaper in high school and later in 1935, after college graduation from the University of North Dakota, was signed on by the Philadelphia Eagles football team. Halted by a shoulder injury he easily shifted into the position of sports writer for the Chicago Daily Times. Kup also wrote a short "People" section that was officially known as "Kup's Column" in 1948, after The Chicago Sun and the Daily Times merged to form the Chicago Sun-Times.

The rest was history as Irv, aka “Mr. Chicago” continued as a newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times as well as being a television talk-show host and radio personality...


30 june
Posted by: Lori In: Stories Tags: Mariano Park Art Series

The First Annual Mariano Park Art Series

Looker in my stand

Chicago, IL ... June 23-24, 2018 the 1st of the 1st series of the Annual Mariano Park Art Series.

Five welcoming and talented artists shared their art with the local community and visitors from near and far. I believe the commonalities, interests and consistent flow of energy is a solid indication of the future events to be. Now everyone begins to love the park as we from the neighborhood have and do!!

And WOW – the unbelievable weather!

I hope you’ll pencil in (or digitize) your calendars to enjoy the 3 events remaining the last weekends of July, August and September 2018. I’ll see you then or perhaps before in Mariano or tooling around the neighborhood!

Be well …

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