Chicago’s ‘606’ remains a (public) work in progress

In advance of its opening in 2015, the advertising signage around Chicago promoting The 606 – the ballyhooed new elevated park winding 2.7 miles through the city’s Northwest Side atop a defunct freight line – promised to “Raise More Than Your Heart Rate.” But two years later, I find it still fails to make my […]

Illini fans deserve better basketball – and they’ll get it

From the Saturday, Feb. 18, editions of The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.) and The Times (Ottawa, Ill.) … The WISCH LIST A Twitter friend of mine calls it BFS. Battered Fan Syndrome. And Illini Nation is suffering from it. Badly. After watching Illinois football tumble from Rose Bowl heights to Tim Beckman and seeing the […]

Could Cubs and Sox be on a future October collision course?

From the Saturday, Dec. 10, editions of The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Ill.) and The Times (Ottawa, Ill.) … The WISCH LIST This past spring, when both the Cubs and the White Sox were flying high atop their divisions with first-place records, I established myself in this column as Chicago’s official party pooper. “Excuse me if […]

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