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A collection of Chicago photos taken around various parts of Chicago. A Chicago photo-blog with Chicago skyline pictures, and other Chicago neighborhood photos taken by Araceli Arroyo. Creative Commons License 
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Dan Ryan Expressway Washington Entrance
Dan Ryan Expressway Washington Entrance
Dan Ryan Expressway Washington Entrance, originally uploaded by celikins.
Heading home before the Juanuary 31st snow storm hits.
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Friday, January 25, 2008 @ The Aboriginal Art Collection Gallery @ The Aboriginal Art Collection Gallery @ The Aboriginal Art Collection Gallery, originally uploaded by celikins.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending a local event coordinated by at the Aboriginal Art Collection Gallery. The gallery exhibited beautiful collections from a variety of female Aboriginal Artists. In addition to colorful art, intelligent conversation we were treated with newly imported Spanish Red Wines from Enye Imports Group. My personal favorite of the night - Diez-Caballero Crianza 2004. Yum!

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Feel free to check out the website for details of the next event - Feb 21st @ Hotel Sofitel.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Night Office Buildings
Night Office Buildings
Night Office Buildings, originally uploaded by celikins.
A view from the parking lot across the Sears Tower as I leave work.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Dear CTA Riders...
From email I received...

We're almost there!

As we told you in an e-mail minutes afterward, HB-656 passed both the House and the Senate last Thursday. It's the same basic bill as SB-572, which is what we've been fighting for all along. It's great news that we're this close to a solution on the transit funding crisis.

We thank everyone who called the Governor's office after it passed. We have been told that the office was flooded with calls asking the Governor to sign the bill without changing the bill by an amendatory veto.

Despite those efforts, Governor Blagojevich announced hours later that he would veto the bill and send it back to the legislature with amendments. (The only change being the stipulation that seniors ride free across Illinois.)

But, because of the governor's veto, the bill must go back to both the House and the Senate again--either for concurrence (requires a simple majority) or an override (requires a supermajority). If the bill were to fail, the cuts and fare increases are still scheduled to occur on January 20th.

The full Illinois House and Senate are scheduled to meet again and vote tomorrow. If your representative and/or senator voted in favor of this legislation, you should give them a call and thank them. And, either way, it's important that you ask them to support the bill when it comes up for a vote.

PLEASE call them today and let them know you support HB-656.

See how your representative voted here (PDF), and see how your senator voted here (PDF).

Then, find the phone numbers for your legislators and give them a call. Alternately, you can visit to send a message online.

Rick Harnish
Executive Director
Transit Riders' Alliance
A project of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association

PO Box 805877
Chicago, IL 60680
(773) 334-6758
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Chicago Stock Exchange
Chicago Stock Exchange
Chicago Stock Exchange, originally uploaded by celikins.
This view taken from the end of the Congress Street expressway (W Congress Parkway) and Financial Avenue.
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish
Tropical Fish, originally uploaded by celikins.
This big guy can be found in one of the large fish tanks on display at the Rain Forest Cafe - a popular restaurant located in the heart of the loop.
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Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Starving Artist Oil Painting Expo 2008
Starving Artist Oil Painting Expo 2008
Starving Artist Oil Painting Expo 2008, originally uploaded by celikins.
This weekend I headed toward the annual Staving Artis Fair at a nearby Hotel in Oak Lawn, minutes from Chicago. Many paintings were showcased for the public to purchase at extraordinary low prices. No painting exceeded $59.00! The expo should be available again this upcoming weekend as I was told that this sale takes place every first and second weekend of the year.
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Thursday, January 03, 2008
Chicago Photos 2008 Desk Calendar
The 2008 Chicago Photos Calendar is here and you can purchase your own copy today!! The calendar features many of your favored pictures taken this past year and laid out on professional high quality sturdy paper stock providing picture perfect quality prints.

For a limited time you can take advantage of the extra copies I ordered in surplus and have priced at a low price. Click on the promo image below or access for more information and order form.

Teaser: Come back this weekend for the unveiling of the new ChicagoPhotos Blog design!


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