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Fall Tours of Chicago Bridges
Karen Winters, Buying, selling & living in beautiful Chicago, IL (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group)

Downtown Chicago BridgesRight on cue, Labor Day weekend saw temperatures drop about 20 degrees from recent weeks.   What better way to enjoy these refreshing cooler days than a nice walking tour of Chicago's iconic drawbridges over the Chicago River? 

Beginning in September, visitors can go on two Saturday tours which coincide with "drawbridge season," when boaters begin taking their boats from Lake Michigan, up the river into winter storage.  


        photo courtesy of AntoniO BovinO (Creative Commons)

 

Chicago Style Drawbidge at State Street

8:45am - The Meet The Bridge Lift Tour takes place on  Saturdays in September and continues into October. The tour costs is $10 and lasts approximately 75 minutes.





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10:00am - The Loop Bridges Walking Tour take place each Saturday in September*.  This tour is $12 and lasts approximately 2 hours.  The walking portion will cover about 1.5 miles.  The tour concludes with a free water taxi ride back to the starting point.     *This tour does not extend into October. 

 

photo courtesy of Bernt Rostad (Creative Commons)


Both tours are sponsored by the Friends of the Chicago River and reservations are required.  Reservations can be made by calling 312-939-0490, ext. 23. 

 

 Downtown Chicago Bridges

photo courtesy of John Picken (Creative Commons)

 

 

 

 

Karen Winters, Broker Associate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Koenig Rubloff

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Bike the Drive, Chicago, IL
Karen Winters, Buying, selling & living in beautiful Chicago, IL (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group)

Every year, Chicago hosts many entertainment and recreational events along the lakefront.  One of the most popular is "Bike The Drive."  During Bike The Drive, Lake Shore Drive is closed to automobile traffic and turned into a bicyclist's paradise. Cyclists will gather either just north of Millennium Park on Randolph or just south of Grant Park at Roosevelt and wait to be escorted onto the Drive after all vehicular traffic has been cleared. 

This year's Bike The Drive will take place on Sunday, May 30th. Bring the entire family and begin the day with a pancake breakfast.  After your ride, enjoy an activity filled post-ride festival. Full details can be found on the BikeThe Drive website.  Registration is open until May 29th.  The cost is $45 and proceeds benefit Active Transportation Alliance. The all you can eat pancake breakfast is an additional $7.

 

 

 

Karen Winters, Broker Associate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Koenig Rubloff

980 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 900 Chicago IL 60611
Email:kwinters@koenigrubloff.com
Office: 312-268-2753
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The 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk Chicago Illinois
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Illinois, Chicago August 10th

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The Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day will begin with Opening Ceremonies on August 10th and conclude with Closing Ceremonies on August 12th.

Please note that the exact route is still being finalized and subject to change. Developing the ideal course that will provide for a safe and scenic weekend is a long process, involving the cooperation of many jurisdictions.

Note: Crew registration for the Chicago 3-Day has reached capacity and is now closed. We are still recruiting qualified health services professionals to join our Medical and Sport Medicine teams. To register for one of these Health Services Crew teams, please contact Jill Wu, Crew & Volunteer Coordinator, at 800.996.3DAY x. 958.

Only 81 days until the Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day

Get a sneak peek of camp life on the 3-Day

Register for the Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day

Deadlines to note:
May 2 - Medical Form available
June 6 - Travel information is available
June 11 - Online Check-in Opens
July 11 - Last day for online check-in for team members who want neighboring tents
July 25 - Last day for online check-in if you want your credential mailed
August 2 - Last day for online check-in if you want to pick up your credential at Will Call
August 9 - Crew Day

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Safety While Traveling NW Suburban Illinois
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State provides safety tips for families visiting amusement parks, street festivals and carnivals this summer
Illinois Department of Labor conducts safety inspections to ensure rides and attractions are safe for families expected during the Memorial Day Weekend and throughout the summer

 

CHICAGO -- With summer just around the corner and millions of people expected to make their way to popular amusement parks, festivals, street fairs and carnivals across Illinois, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is offering families tips on how to stay safe while enjoying amusement rides and attractions.  IDOL inspects rides that are open to the public - before they are permitted to operate - to ensure that families are safe.
 
"As families head to carnivals and enjoy amusement rides and attractions, it's important to remind them of their responsibility to stay safe by following all posted rules and operator instructions.   The Department is doing its part with trained inspectors conducting thousands of inspections throughout the year to make sure rides are safe.  I am proud of our inspection team, and as a parent, am confident that the rides we inspect are safe and secure," said IDOL Director Catherine Shannon.

To ensure safety at these attractions, the Department offers the following guidelines:

• Make sure the ride has a current permit sticker (2007) issued by IDOL.  If you do not see it affixed to the ride, ask to see it before you get on.  All amusement rides or attractions, which include inflatable rides, commonly called moonwalks or bounces, should not be operated for public use without a permit from the Department and a trained operator.  You may view the Department's permit at www.state.il.us.agency/idol.

• Don't assume a ride is safe for small children if you hold on to them.

• Talk to your children so they know what to expect of the ride.

• If a child is afraid of the ride, it's probably best not to put her or him on the ride.  Never force a child or friend to ride.

• Read and follow all posted rules and observe age, height and weight restrictions.  If they are not posted, ask.

• Follow all instructions given to you by the ride operator.

• Walk, don't run, and hold on to handles provided.

• Remain seated and keep hands, arms and feet inside ride at all times.

• Use safety equipment, such as a seat belt, shoulder harness, lap bar or chain when provided.

• Stay in the ride until it comes to a complete stop.


IDOL enforces the Carnival and Amusement Rides Safety Act to regulate amusement rides and attractions in Illinois and inspects nearly 5,000 rides each year at stationary parks, traveling carnivals or fairs that are open to the public. The law requires an annual safety inspection to be conducted by the Department before permits are issued to amusement rides, amusement attractions, inflatable attractions, ski lifts, rope tows, go-kart tracks, aerial trams, dry slides, mobile climbing walls and bungee jumping.

To further improve compliance with state laws, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed legislation in 2006 that improved the Department's enforcement of the Act by granting the Director the authority to legally obtain through subpoena any evidence related to an investigation or hearing.

Any person who operates an amusement ride or amusement attraction open to the public -- without having obtained a permit from the Illinois Department of Labor -- is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.  If you find someone who is operating rides or attractions without the required State of Illinois permit, please report it immediately to local law enforcement and IDOL at 217-782-9347.

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