This is not a current photo at all. It was taken last August. It's just that it was gray and cloudy on Tuesday. And it was gray and cloudy and murky on Wednesday. And it's gray and cloudy and murky and snowy today.
So to combat all this gray, it's a blue water sunny day here at Daily Chicago Photo.
You can't avoid sports in Chicago now either. The Bears are going up against their long-time rivals The Green Bay Packers this Sunday at home (don't worry, the weather forecast says it will warm up to 19 degrees by then).
How do you show support for your home team? You light up your building in the team colors! Which is so much more pleasant to look at than the whole face painting thing ;)
It's kind of hard to avoid politics in Chicago nowadays. As this is the first non-Daley mayoral race in years, the campaigns for mayor of Chicago are heating up as election day draws nearer. There are six official candidates left (down from eleven), four of which get regular news coverage.
Rahm Emanuel got a laugh out of whatever former President Clinton had just said (which I think might have been a comment about Rahm's famously colorful expressions).
Stumbled upon this window display on State Street in the Sullivan Center (which was previously the Carson Pirie Scott Store). The display is called Zero Zero and is named after the address coordinates of its location at State and Madison (which is 0 North/South and 0 East/West and the starting point for the city's address system). According to the website it is a "re-centering" project, co-sponsored by the Chicago Loop Alliance and the IIT Institute of Design.
Although I did not initially plan it this way, this photo is the third in the series, from the last few days, called "You Can't Sit There ... After a Snow Storm in Chicago". These are the seats at the Pritzker Pavilion covered in a pretty, albeit cold, layer of fresh snow.