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By Rachelle Bowden in News on Jun 28, 2006 1:41AM


  • Starting in Sept. 2007, the Western Open will be known as the BMW Championship and only half of the tournaments will be played in the Chicago area.
  • It started out as a free concert and dance party and ended up as a brawl with 19 people arrested.
  • Hey, we didn't get the world's best skyline by building short buildings! Here's a great article on the boom of skyscrapers being built in Chicago
  • The number of people in IL with AIDS went down by 3% in 2005, but the number infected with HIV went up just a little bit.
  • That Methodist temple in The Loop that you shuffle past on your walk to work just turned 175 years old. It was built before Chicago even became a city.

"flowers et the city" via Olivia Leigh