Earth Hour will enter the Central Time Zone in a half hour to draw attention to global warming. As I did last year as a brutal winter--which aren't supposed to exist anymore in the Chicago area--winds down, I'll have as many lights on at home as possible.
Last month I saw something unusual motoring through Morton Grove--a classic car--in this case a 1930 Model A Ford. What made this sighting unusual is that the ground was snow covered and classic cars and road salt are not a good mix.
A month later to the day I saw another rarity--a 1930 Model A Ford Woodie Wagon. These were uncommon vehicles even during the 1930s. This wagon was parked in Niles.
On Thursday I visited my hometown of Palos Heights, Illinois. Of course I took some photographs.
That is the Cal-Sag Trail. While still a work in progress, the land on the banks of the Cal-Sag Channel is no longer an unofficial rubbish dump accented with limestone boulders--although the rocks along the canal were pretty cool. This photo was taken from Harlem Avenue looking west.
I don't believe this trail, which is on the opposite bank of the section of the pathway pictured on top, is a sanctioned section of the Cal-Sag Trail. This photograph, which was captured last August, was snapped while I was facing east on the Southwest Highway bridge.
It was for the most part cloudy on Tuesday in Des Plaines, Illinois. But the overcast sky was a week one--the sun, albeit translucently, was able to make it through the clouds on the day after a spring snowstorm at Belleau Lake.
Notice the moonlike reflection of the sun on the lake--and the ducks.
Despite environmentalist opposition--America was more confident on March 27, 1975 when construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, In 2015 our first anti-American president, Barack Obama, vetoed legislation that would authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline--which will bring much needed petroleum from our friends in Canada and lessen our dependence from hostile nations in the Middle East.
No one wondered whether our president in 1975--Gerald Ford--loved America.
Greg Hinz in Crain's Chicago Business reports that population grown in the Chicago area has pretty much stopped. This is result of decades of cronyism, corruption, crime, and incompetence. Chicago's central location and wise infrastructure projects: canals, railroads, expressways, and airport gave the city and its suburbs a great run.