Glenwood Avenue mural

Rogers Park’s business climate along the Morse Red Line stop

Blog, Coursework, JOUR 503, Multimedia, Photography, Writing

By David Byrnes, Courtney Jacquin

In Chicago’s Rogers Park, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

The community surrounding the Morse Red Line stop knows its small business population to be highly mercurial, with different institutions coming into and running out of money almost with the seasons.  However, other businesses in the same area, like The Heartland Cafe, Red Line Tap and Lifeline Theatre have stood for decades, with no sign of shuttered doors anytime soon.

So why have these businesses flourished for so long, while others seem to live on borrowed time?

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Walking in a Polar Vortex Wonderland

Blog, Photography

If you’ve been awake for more than an hour this week in Chicago, you know that we’ve been in the midst of a weather phenomenon — a Polar Vortex turning Chicago into #Chiberia. It was cold. Really, really cold. Before the bone-chilling wind chills kicked in, we got a lot of snow as well. On Sunday, I did what any responsible 21-year-old would, I took my camera outside and took some pictures in the snow.

Two plus one – Division Street farmer’s market

Blog, Coursework, JOUR 363, Photography

On Saturday, Oct. 5 I visited the Division Street farmer’s market. The market is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast on Division Street between Clark and State Streets. The market operates every Saturday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. from May 11 through Oct. 26.

Assorted apples for sale at the Division Street farmer's market Saturday, Oct. 5.

Assorted apples for sale at the Division Street farmer’s market Saturday, Oct. 5.

Flowers placed on the street for sale at the Division Street farmer's market Saturday, Oct. 5.

Flowers placed on the street for sale at the Division Street farmer’s market Saturday, Oct. 5.

Turnips and radishes set on a table for sale at the Division Street farmer's market Saturday, Oct. 5.

Turnips and radishes set on a table for sale at the Division Street farmer’s market Saturday, Oct. 5.

March-stagrams

Blog, Photography

Oof, rough title trying to be witty. Here’s a (filtered) look at my past month.