While rain and storms were forecast for Saturday, it turned into a warm and humid day in Chicago – but relatively dry. Here’s a look from the air at some fun in Chicago’s harbors, with floating parties to match the weather for the weekend.
On Saturday, the 1,000th person was killed in Gaza and Hamas rejected and extension of a ceasefire with Israel, just one day after scores of protesters took to downtown Chicago to press the case for Palestine. Sun-Times multimedia reporter Michael Schmidt was on the scene Friday afternoon to document the event.
Yehya Altamimi (left) and his brother Dean Altamimi, both of Chicago, hold up their signs and yell out a chant at a rally where pro Palestinian activists protest the Israeli occupation of Palestine Friday evening at Daley Plaza. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times I’m adding a well written comment here from a reader….. “The siege will end
“Quince crossing” ~ A family crosses Columbus Drive on their way to a photo session in Grant Park. | Photos by Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times Logan Square resident Gerardo Santillanes, waiting to pick his daughter up from class at the Art Institute, looks up from a movie he was watching. His 4-year-old mixed breed dog named
Italian Vincenzo Nibali had another clean, quiet, dominating day in the mountains of the Tour de France. In fact, the closest the leader of the 101st Tour only came into trouble with what has been a trend in this year’s race – an errant cellphone user: Your browser does not support iframes. But the rest
It was 99 years ago today, on July 24, 1915, where more than 2,500 people piled onto the Eastland on the Chicago River at the dock between LaSalle and Clark streets. They were to be the first group of an estimated 7,000 people to be transported to Western Electric’s fifth annual employee picnic, but 844 of the estimated 2,500 on board the ship lost their lives in the blink of an eye.
Wednesday ended up being a chilly day for July 23 – even by Chicago standards. But it wasn’t the cold that made for dramatic moments on beaches deemed unfit for swimming so much as the relentless wind out of the northeast. The Montrose beach area, in particular, is popular with kitesurfers specifically because of those