in honor of St. Patrick. The fountain in Daley Plaza (see pic) has been gurgling green water all week.
I hope that a few people in that vast crowd that keeps pouring past our door going from the (boring) parade to the Mag Mile give a thought today to the heroic saint who occasioned all these festivities. Patrick is a true Father of the Church, the St. Paul of Ireland.
By the way, in the Daley Plaza picture, you can see two new high-rises going up in the Loop. The one on the right will take up the whole block next across from the former Marshall Fields', and will house a TV studio (CBS affiliate, I think, probably with one of those open-to-the-street newsrooms) and a super commuter train/CTA station with non-stop service to both airports. The other building, to the left of the picture, will be office/condos. The Joffrey Ballet will be headquartered there.