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"Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.


It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.”


- Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 

More about Sullivan, who was born 158 years ago today.

Is that the Target on State Street? 

nprfreshair:

"Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law. Where function does not change, form does not change. The granite rocks, the ever-brooding hills, remain for ages; the lightning lives, comes into shape, and dies, in a twinkling.

It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.

- Louis Sullivan, 19th century American architect 

More about Sullivan, who was born 158 years ago today.

Is that the Target on State Street? 

Learn why ridesharing is driving taxicabs crazy in this ride-along video.

General Admission: Getting young people into theaters

In an age where all media is on-demand, the Chicago arts community has a hard time reaching out to the younger community. How are we supposed to get the younger generation in the theaters? General Admission podcast hosts Don Hall and Tyler Greene join us in studio to answer this question

(Photo: Flickr/bryce_edwards)


So far this season Chicago has experienced one Dennis Rodman of snow. It certainly feels like it.

So far this season Chicago has experienced one Dennis Rodman of snow. It certainly feels like it.

Ever get a ticket in Chicago for parking your car or truck during street sweeping? Turns out, you’re not alone AT ALL.
The city’s collected at least $14 million dollars each year in ticket revenue over the past five years, just for street sweeping violations alone, according to data from the Department of Revenue. 
So far in 2013, drivers have paid the city $15,336,802 for not moving their vehicles during street cleaning.
And all that cash goes directly into the general fund. 

Ever get a ticket in Chicago for parking your car or truck during street sweeping? Turns out, you’re not alone AT ALL.

The city’s collected at least $14 million dollars each year in ticket revenue over the past five years, just for street sweeping violations alone, according to data from the Department of Revenue. 

So far in 2013, drivers have paid the city $15,336,802 for not moving their vehicles during street cleaning.

And all that cash goes directly into the general fund.