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controversial sculptures that previously made the plaza their home.
added another dollar of tax, raising the per-pack price to $6.67. The real addicts may well be governments state, county and city, which have grown increasingly dependent on cigarette tax revenues to plug budget holes. Each hike brings lower revenues. Governments grow desperate for their next fix, and eventually find their way to raising taxes again. Rinse and repeat.
Howells and Hood - Back From the Dead
we wrote about last November, things are actually looking up.
Workers are putting finishing touches on a new restaurant, Howells & Hood, named after the architects of Tribune Tower. Raymond Hood, who also led the design team on Rockefeller Center in New York, died in 1934. His partner John Mead Howells died in 1959. Which is probably for the best, since there's a good chance if they weren't dead already, the huge glass and metal box that's now popped up next to their faux Gothic tower would send them to their graves, so they could spin in them.
dye the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day.