On my way downtown to hear Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with some friends, I saw this notice, hung with a tragicomic level of incompetence, at the Ravenswood Metra station's 12-year-old "temporary" inbound platform:
What? We get our "new" platform that has been almost completed for the past 24 months on August 1st?
There’s only one brief note on the station info page, but otherwise…nothing. No ribbon cutting, no acknowledgement that the platform is opening 6 years late, no recognition that former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) cut funding to the project for four years, no one taking any responsibility for the 10-month delay between finishing almost everything and getting “the tiles” or whatever they were waiting for since last summer.
If they open the thing, I'll post photos on the 2nd. If they don't, I'll post derision.
In any event, the Grant Park Symphony had a wonderful performance of one of my favorite choral works, in perfect weather:
And walking back to the train, I was reminded how cool our architecture was in the 1920s: