I’ve lived in Chicago :bean: for a decade—went to college here, met my wife and got married here.

Time for something new and amazing; rehabbing a 115-year-old colonial revival house in New England, with my wife and I’s first kid due in October. Here we goooooo

Spotr 2 miles SSE of PLAINFIELD, IL @ 18:56 UTC Rotating Wall Cloud>-2 miles northwest of location


At 132 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Plano, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD...Tennis ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include... Oswego, Yorkville, Little Rock, Plano, Sandwich, Montgomery, Newark, Millington and Boulder Hill.

Severe thunderstorm heading toward western suburbs, Plainfield, Naperville

Well, that didn't take long.
1,200 more police to be patrolling targeted areas over the holiday weekend.
"We’re flooding the zone. We know the areas in the city where we believe there are challenges. And we’re gonna make sure that we are physically present."

chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019

still thinking about when prince played the superbowl halftime show and it started raining during purple rain as if the universe itself was holding up its lighter for what was happening

#Unions are such a powerful source of class consciousness. Visited a #Chicago Teachers Union rally today and every speaker was talking in terms that just assumed the truth of class struggle and the power of worker solidarity to win that struggle.

Wish we talked that way in tech more often.

Chicago inaugurates Lori Lightfoot 

Chase HQ in Chicago is hosting their shareholders meeting today. @RisingTideChi & others briefly disrupted the meeting and are demonstrating outside against Chase’s support for the Enbridge tar sands pipeline. #StopLine3 #WaterIsLife

I actually received a positive response from contacting my representative today. That has never happened. The feeling of actually being represented and that there might be some hope to spare our comrades in #Venezuela from another American capitalist led massacre brought a tear to my eye. Shout out to Chuy Garcia of IL4

It looks liked like spring had finally sprung in Chicago with the daffodils and tulips blooming and now they're going to be covered in inches of snow. 😭 #chicago

I went outside for the first time all day and AHHHHH it is nice as shit!! Good job, Chicago ✨😎

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bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

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