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Divided was uploaded to Flickr

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slightly south of Grand Avenue, west of the Chicago River

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I took Divided on August 16, 2015 at 01:00PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 17, 2015 at 12:06AM

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August 16th, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Joined was uploaded to Flickr

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slightly south of Grand Avenue, west of the Chicago River

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I took Joined on August 16, 2015 at 12:59PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 17, 2015 at 12:06AM

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August 16th, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Today In Non-Apology Apologies – Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money

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Earlier today…

You may remember Kristen McQueary from such op-eds as “oh, if only death and destruction could come to (poorer than me) people so that Chicago could be rid of Rahm Emmanuel’s uncompromising socialism.” The most offensive parts were quietly scrubbed without a note after the initial reaction, but even what remains is appalling. McQueary responds to the criticism her staggering inhumanity received in a manner that is, in its own way, appropriate: Many readers thought my premise — through my use of metaphor and hyperbole — was out of line. I certainly hear you. I am reading your tweets and emails. And I am horrified and sickened at how that column was read to mean I would be gunning for actual death and destruction. Now that’s how you do an “I apologize if you were offended by my extremely offensive remarks” non-apology, everyone.

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August 15th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

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As The Night Conceives the River’s Sound was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago River at dusk

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I took As The Night Conceives the River’s Sound on September 29, 2010 at 07:53PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 31, 2015 at 01:25AM

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July 30th, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Laughing At Your Airs was uploaded to Flickr

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Doorway, Wicker Park somewhere

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I took Laughing At Your Airs on July 21, 2015 at 06:48PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 29, 2015 at 05:23PM

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July 29th, 2015 at 10:48 am

After 36 years, Neo leaves a changing Lincoln Park

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Smoke Break in the Neo Alley
Smoke Break in the Neo Alley.

Sasha Geffen interviews Callin Fortis about the closing of Neo.

When Callin Fortis took over Neo in 1982, Lincoln Park had no Gaps, no pet boutiques, and no day cares. It was a nightlife hub, with cheap rents and 4 AM bars and 24-hour diners—”like New York,” says Fortis. His own nightclub, one of the last of its generation in the area, is now sandwiched between a preschool and an Urban Outfitters in an alley on Clark Street, just south of Fullerton Avenue, less than a mile west of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Neo had been open for just two years when Fortis moved in, and at the end of July, it will close its doors after 36 years in operation. The preschool that occupies the storefront of the same building will move into the space that has served as a late-night hangout for Chicago’s misfits since 1979. “The neighborhood has changed dramatically,” says Fortis over the phone from Miami, where he now lives. “Lincoln Park was still residential, but it was much hipper than it is now. It was still filled with art and cool stuff. Now, it’s not. Urban Outfitters is still there. That’s probably the coolest thing there is.”

Fortis and the owner of the building where Neo is housed, John Crombie, recently failed to come to an agreement on a new lease for the space, forcing the club to relocate. Currently, no new venue has been pinned down, although Fortis says he’s had offers come in from across the city, and that he’s eyeing a space in Wicker Park.

(click here to continue reading After 36 years, Neo leaves a changing Lincoln Park | Bleader | Chicago Reader.)

NEO - shutting down

I never claimed Neo as one of my spots, but I have been inside a few times, and always enjoyed myself.

Neo’s Neon

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July 28th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Is This What You Wanted was uploaded to Flickr

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Blue Line El Train as seen from the 606 bridge over Milwaukee Ave

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I took Is This What You Wanted on July 21, 2015 at 08:49PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 27, 2015 at 06:08PM

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July 27th, 2015 at 11:52 am

How Do You Think It Feels was uploaded to Flickr

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S Wentworth Ave, Chicago

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I took How Do You Think It Feels on July 22, 2015 at 06:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 27, 2015 at 03:44PM

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July 27th, 2015 at 11:51 am

Would You Believe was uploaded to Flickr

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1000 N Morgan, Fulton Market, West Loop

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I took Would You Believe on July 19, 2015 at 11:56AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 24, 2015 at 08:14PM

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July 24th, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Re Beautiful was uploaded to Flickr

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Near Diversey, I think. Full text reads “You Are Beautiful”, but I didn’t have the right lens to capture it all…

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I took Re Beautiful on July 18, 2015 at 05:02PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 24, 2015 at 05:07PM

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July 24th, 2015 at 10:50 am

What Are You Waiting For? was uploaded to Flickr

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Entrance to Oak Street Beach

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I took What Are You Waiting For? on July 22, 2015 at 11:20PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 24, 2015 at 05:46AM

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July 24th, 2015 at 9:34 am

Don’t You Worry About A Thing was uploaded to Flickr

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Lakeview somewhere

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I took Don’t You Worry About A Thing on July 18, 2015 at 05:02PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 23, 2015 at 08:18PM

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July 23rd, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Hearing Those Voices On The Wind was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago – where the winters are mild enough to wear shorts…

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I took Hearing Those Voices On The Wind on December 12, 2010 at 12:32PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 17, 2015 at 12:39AM

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July 16th, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Death of Your Party was uploaded to Flickr

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swimming pool, Chicago

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I took Death of Your Party on November 13, 2010 at 03:39PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 15, 2015 at 07:05PM

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July 15th, 2015 at 1:51 pm

All That Shines Is Not Truth was uploaded to Flickr

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River West, Chicago

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I took All That Shines Is Not Truth on October 06, 2010 at 07:10PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 14, 2015 at 10:27PM

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July 14th, 2015 at 3:32 pm