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Stay Tuned
July 24, 2012

To all my loyal readers—please stay tuned as I will be updating this publication. For those who are new, please enjoy this 1920s saga. Always inspired, Eleanor

Dreams Shared by Everyone
August 1, 2011

Perhaps the luckiest people are those who fulfill their dreams—especially the American Dream of rags to riches, incorporating financial, emotional, and physical excellence. With such a pot at the end of the rainbow, how many actually get there? In the most American City, Chicagoans are hard workers and known for discovering and creating opportunity. Follow the money. The wealthiest guy owns most of downtown and most residents rent from him. If anyone can fulfill dreams, it should be Mister Shepham Moorlord.

Having planned the three-day city Birthday celebration, wrapping up the third day also expressed Mister Moorlord’s dreams. First, who wouldn’t want a gorgeous wife like Misses Starla Shepham Moorlord? As host and hostess of the weekend’s activities, they fulfilled their own dreams by enjoying Chicago’s best in everything—music, fashion, art, friendship, and ambiance. To also be the best in food and theater furthers Chicago’s international acclaim. Sunday rounded out the city’s leadership in every ingredient of a perfect lifestyle. The last day of the celebration included:

Theater Premier

With the rise of theater in Chicago and internationally, the city boasts a movie palace on par with any place. Mister Moorlord, who of course owns the theater, took personal interest in every detail and has booked the best films to premier. bringing out the stars always guarantees a good time. With search lights and red carpets, the most culturally astute residents awaited the newest opening in their finery as large motor vehicles slid forward and deposited one celebrity after another. Mister Moorlord’s friends were unhand to assist spectators in optimum viewing positions.

celebrities

Celebrities arrive in limosines at the red carpet: Miss marilyn Monroe, Mister Louis Armstrong, Miss Starla Huntress Moorlord, and Miss Paradise Quixote.

Cozy and plush, the eclectic crowd filled the lower floor and spilled into the upper balcony. One of chicago’s greatest charms is the social intermingling of many professions, ethnic groups, and economic classes. Audiences and patrons always bring a mix of viewpoints and tastes with shoulders rubbing not far from the politicians. But like any big city, the wealthy always have their entourage, and Mister Moorlord is no exception. Showing off his power, he commanded some of the most famous entertainers to jump on trains bound for Chicago. They have been welcomed as part of the continual stream of top acts that come through the city’s many clubs.

movie audience

Celebrities and citizens lean back in their plush seats to enjoy movie premier.

Culinary Convention

The culture in a city doesn’t run on dancing feet alone but on serving up the best cuisine. Even though Chicago is in the Midwest, the city is situated on one of the largest fresh bodies of water in the world. It is the country’s transportation hub uniting the Atlantic Ocean (via the St. Lawrence Seaway through the Great Lakes) to the Mississippi River. The bread basket of the country is also in the city’s back yard. So if anywhere in the world had great food, it better be Chicago! Boasting some of the best chefs internationally with ingredients to satisfy any preference, Colosimo’s Restaurant reigns premier. No surprise that Mister Moorlord owns the restaurant that is hostessed by his charming wife. Their hospitality and talent for throwing great events gave residents a great festival and renewed patriotism.

Colosimo's famous restaurant

Chef Mama Colosimo is world famous for her pasta, Mister Moorlord has his special corner as owner, and Misses Moorlord enjoys presiding as hostess.

What greater pleasure for after a matinee theater performance could be a great meal? Chef Mama Colosimo presides as one of the greatest Italian chefs in the world—including Italy where she visits often to exchange culinary concepts. Those wishing to enjoy fantastic pasta and to stay on the good side of Mister Moorlord are wise to make regular visits to Colosimo’s. He has his special table in the corner where he sits as if holding court. Accessible for such a wealthy guy, Mister Moorlord can always be found enjoying lasagna or chicken parmesan on a weekend night.

Patrons at restaurant

Patrons at Colosimo's Restaurant enjoy a fantastic meal: Miss Beth Bonham with Miss Amye1, Miss Reverie Boucher, Doctor Heavy Writer with Miss Eleanor Medier, and Mister Roch Warcliffe with Miss Una Woodrunner..

Futuristic Dreams

When Mister Moorlord was taking off his shoes at the end of Sunday night, he reflected on the weekend’s success. What could be better in life than to be 8 feet tall, wealthy enough to own most of one of the world’s greatest cities, be married to an entertainment star, and to command a celebration masterfully, providing enjoyment to the populace? So he went to sleep quite self-satisfied. Yet ambition is a very deep habit, so an aspiring man like Mister Moorlord is considered visionary because he always wants more—even in his dreams. So what could be even better?

dancers at dream concert

The dancers in Mister Moorlord's dream included many of his best friends: Miss Bea Shamrock, Miss Una Woodrunner, Mister Flo Wiefel-Benoir and Miss Caludie Benoir, and himself dancing with his wife as the fireworks explode in the background.

Off into sleep he went to have one of those vivid dream recreations that seem so real in every detail when recalled the next day. He dreamt that he booked an unknown group with a unique rock ‘n roll sound for the cool stage he constructed at the beach. He envisioned all his closest friends around him dancing to music—sounds that he discovered in his travels. Bringing these four creative musicians to Chicago would make him famous internationally—labeled as having sponsored music that would change the world. Because when a person already owns everything possible, the next step has to be getting into the history books. It takes more than money to do that; it takes achievement. And Mister Moorlord isn’t a scientist or an artist. He is a businessman and he prefers to keep his creative deal making out of the news. So how can he gain recognition better than putting a small percentage of his vast wealth into making art influential. More than anything, he wishes to be known as a visionary—to build a creative empire that provides a stage for others (albeit his own first) enjoyment. No one can say the richest guy in town doesn’t have his generous (strategic) side. Everyone is very grateful for the great weekend and for his sharing of this futuristic dream.

futuristic stage

The dream was about the launching of a new musical band called the Beatles.

The setting of Mister Moorlord’s dream was remarkably like the stage he built for the Miss Jive Dryke concert the night before. Just about anyone passionate about his or her work does, at one time or another, dream about about it. Because anything cared about or anything done a lot, or better yet both, seeps into the subconscious. What better place to mentally process activities than during the night when inhibitions give way to imagination? Some of Mister Moorlord’s best ideas have come from dreams!

concert audience

Audience in the dream also sits back to enjoy the concert. The subconscious likes music as much as the conscious.

In his dream, Mister Moorlord sits with his best friends in comfortable chairs, watching beautiful dancers (clad in just enough fabric to be legal), and listening to innovative new sounds coming from a band he patrons. For information on upcoming activities please see www.1920chicago.com.

fireworks

The dream ends, as a worthy conclusion to the city's birthday party, with fireworks and dancing.

Cultivating Culture
July 29, 2011

The city’s Birthday Celebration gained momentum after Friday night’s opening ball at the Hotel LaSalle. City planners have shown particular sensitivity towards a range of citizens in the festivities offered—not just for the wealthy or the bold. Saturday demonstrated the city’s greatest sophistication in the arts beginning with a fashion show (of course), continuing with an art exhibit (much appreciated), and ending with a concert (Chicagoans must always dance at the end of the day). Festivities should not only appeal to the regular residents but also attract new ones to be included in this great melting pot. It is through the intermingling of different nationalities and viewpoints that makes this city great.

The ladies greatly enjoy the opportunity to extent their fashion community. So on a beautiful afternoon ((when is it ever not a beautiful afternoon??!!)), a handsome stage with an even more handsome audience were assembled in the park around the newly constructed Buckingham Fountain.

audience assembles

Comfortable deck chairs are provided by Mister Moorlord to make all guests comfortable in a temporary setup (left to right): Miss Michal Static, Miss Lynnette Woolsey, Miss Foxie Mccaw, Miss Marsali Emmons, Miss Bea Shamrock, and Mister Percival Antiesse with Miss Dreamer Pixelmaid..

When Mister Shepham Moorlord, the richest guy in town, underwrote the new landmark, his popularity increased. Suffering criticism from the ladies for his strip-tease burlesque sponsorship (this family-friendly publication cares to stay out of the controversy), his latest entrepreneurial venture is definitely popular with the men. So his gesture to build a fountain that can serve as the center of fashion and presentation is a worthy gift to placate any vocal opposition about his management choices.

stage at beginning

Audience assembles and awaits the start of the fashion show with unusually patient anticipation—extra time is needed for everyone to wave and blow kisses at friends.

Some of the best shops in the world now have outlets in Chicago. All residents still in town, choosing other weekends for vacation, were there to see the latest styles and to sport their own good taste. Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord, always happy to take center stage because someone has to, worked with her husband on the planning of this elegant event. So naturally she was the perfect MC to keep the show moving along and expressing new trends.

models

Authentic 20's style outfits are shown for every occasion: Misses Moorlord is the hostess, Miss Cieleste Magic and Mister Kenshin Xevion both are ready for the beach in Cilian'gel beachwear, Miss Athene Forder first looks cute in a bathing suit of her design that represents the sky and waves, then she models her Zelda dress made from a sequined fabric, both outfits available at Goddess Apparel.

Few men in Chicago have very refined fashion tastes, but those that do are wise to choose suits that complement their lady companions’ dresses. So the couple’s selections were particularly appreciated by the men in the audience, most of whom need all the help they can get. As more of the shops address the needs of the masculine population, all hope that the men will eventually increase the overall visual aesthetics of the city.

fashion show

Couples show the best of taste (Miss Magic in Got Pandora and Mister Xevion wearing Got Chances from Cilian'gel 1920's Boutique), the finale also features special gowns (Miss Forder in her Monique in Molten Gold and Miss Una Woodrunner looking ravishing in Miss Forder's design Lady Gatsby in Sky Blue, both available at Goddess Apparel). There were outfits shown for every possible occasion!

After the inspiring and festive show, attendees gathered to look at paintings done by local artists Mister Simulat Almendros, Miss Bachi Cheng, and the Chicagoan‘s own Miss Eleanor Medier who has been drawing since she was a child. Private clusters of aesthetic discussions nibbled away the afternoon. Chicago is a growing center for keeping talented painters around for a few years, giving them a strong foundation to take their careers elsewhere, unfortunately.

exhibit

The exhibit features portraits by Mister Simulat Almendros (left) and paintings by Miss Bachi Cheng.

Sponsorship to the arts in Chicago is limited to a small elite group because most citizens are new and not ready to increase their domestic collections. Nonetheless, the most talented in the city were happy to be unhand for the Birthday Celebration and in full approval of the new fountain.

Medier art

Drawings by Miss Eleanor Medier were also included in the show.

There was just enough time for everyone to run home and change for the evening festivities. With a concert on the North Avenue Beach (unfortunately the best beach downtown was covered up by Navy Pier at the end of the century) with the famous Miss Jive Dryke. Photographers enjoyed that many of the dancers up to their hips in water were too scantily dresses for publication, so careful editing requires the dancing photo to be small. Fortunately, the audience offered additional visual treats and many just sat in chairs, laying back, enjoying the twinkling sky, and fantastic covers and originals by one of the country’s rising stars. For information on upcoming activities please see www.1920chicago.com.

celebration concert

Miss Jive Dryke's music pleases everyone, which is usually impossible. Dancers are shown discreetly small, and Misses Moorlord shows what is acceptable in beachwear, not one to hold back on showing off her physical attributes.

Celebrate Chicago!
July 16, 2011

City visionaries Mister Shepham Moorlord and Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord honor this urban jewel of the midwest’s first planning 100 years ago.* By moving to a more stream-lined and organized location, residents can find new opportunities in employment and real estate. Events for the birthday/Grand Opening will last for three days—true Chicago style! Please join the festivities!

fireworksFriday: 22 June

Grand Opening • Kickoff Black Tie • The Hotel LaSalle
7-8PM DJ
8-9PM Dilah Halostar

fireworksSaturday: 23 June

Empire Burlesque Show
12-1:30PM

Fashion in the Park  • Fashion show
2-4PM • models invited—please contact Starla Huntress Moorlord

Empire Burlesque Show
7:30-9PM

After Party Celebration • Shep and Starla’s Pent House
9-10PM

fireworksSunday: 24 June

Concert in the Park
1-2PM

Godfather Movie Premiere
3-5PM

Beatles Tribute Concert
7-8PM

Fireworks • DJ and Dancing on the Beach
8-9PM

Michigan Avenue shopsSee the calendar at the sim’s website for any changes or additions: www.1920chicago.com

*Back in 1830 the town graduated into an organized and planned city. Surveyor James Thompson laid out the town for the Canal Commissioners in preparation for the sale of lots to finance the proposed Illinois and Michigan Canal, finally completed in 1848. The grid that he designed is still the plan of downtown today, influencing the design of the Loop in SL.

Behind Closed Doors
June 20, 2011

If anyone is wondering why news in Chicago is so quiet as of late, it is because citizens are operating quite stealthily. Everyone knows the gangster groups are in conclict—but they have burrowed beneath the streets with secret and secure tunnels by which to continue their ambitious commerce. Quite practiced and adept at avoiding police, these less than law-abiding citizens are sneakier and more creative than ever. Though Chief Chandler Olinger would not like to admit it, law enforcement has been lax, which really doesn’t express the half of it!

shooting at the blues club

Gun fire breaks out at the Naked Blues Club. But dancers, so used to such mischief, obviously continue dancing.

The Chief has fallen in love, and those who have experienced such an affliction can appreciate the distraction that it can cause. She has even been seen gazing into her intimate’s eyes and dance while gun fire exploded around her—but again, this is behind closed doors.
shooting at blues club

Jake Hanson is a hero as he battles the unknown gunwoman who burst into the blues club. The ladies finally realize the danger and duck to the group to avoid the cross-fire.

Nonetheless, there has been no shortage of frivolity. The burlesque is steaming through Saturday in full tantalizing color, the Chop Shop rocks on Sunday night with comedy and spontaneity, and Wednesday night is soulful when getting lost in Doctor Heavy’s blues.
audience enjoys the burlesque

Miss Bea Shamrock with Mister Jakob Faulds, and Miss Gwendolyn Jenivive with Mister Clyde Haven, enjoy Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord's creative disrobing.

So perhaps the citizens have the right idea: maybe ignoring the bootlegging, occassional tommy gun battles, and unsavory characters wandering around late at night is the best policy. Afterall, these things are going to happen anyway. It is easy to blame prohibition for all this mischief, but boys will be boys. And it is the opinion of this respected publication that prohibition is not only an inconvenience, but actually inspires new ambitions.
fun at the blues club

Miss Tiffy Vella and Judge Want2 Tinkle entertain visitors at the blues club when Doctor Heavy Writer was busy in his first duty as the city's reigning medical professional. Old dear friends of hostess Miss Eleanor Medier, they sit up late at the bar talking.

In the meantime, not advocating that anyone break the laws, if any citizen has a suggestion for a better policy, please step forward and help Mayor KJ Kiranov who, by the way, is still on his (what now is of record duration!) honeymoon. And citizens seem a bit miffed about losing out on the pleasure of seeing a big flashy wedding—especially because First Lady Xyza Armistice Kiranov is a fashion leader! Everyone misses out on how much style she would display!

Every day in Chicago is a great day for singing the blues:Doctor Foreman plays piano, Miss Lakelynn singing (with help from Doctor Writer's German Shepherd Muddy), Chief Olinger looks great in aqua, and Miss Beth Bonham demonstrates some creative new moves.

After a hard day of work, though it isn’t bad to shed working outfits and slip on the stilettos or spats, fringed dresses or fancy suits, and step out for the night. Just be sure to park close to the entrance, and carry a discreet pistol (with permit of course). Check with Miss Wila Zarco for suggestions on creative places and activities!

FLASH: Currents of Change
April 25, 2011

It does not pay to be complascent in Chicago. Happy with the reputation of being the ‘lightning city’ due to exploding population growth, the capital of the Midwest welcomes new citizens of all nationalities. Some of these transplants even arrived doubting that Chicago can live up to its reputation of being the friendliest city until they arrive and find everyone not only super friendly, but more than interested in doing business, and in details of their business specifically. Afterall, the city is determined to be strong in every aspect of the best life: agricultural center for fresh cuisine [everyone manages to ignore the wind when coming the wrong direction from the stockyards], business hub [never mind that much of the business is conducted under the table or in the back room], fantastic entertainment [growing ever-more risqué], cultural landmarks [well almost, if the tight-fisted politicians would loosen up some cash to increase the collection for the Art Institute or build some of the monuments that will be icons the future], sports center [ok—trying to be, but there are ambitious souls willing to recruit the athletes, thus trying to rehabilitate any criminals tendencies into healthier pursuits], and shopping haven [the classiest in the country have to be here]. Chicago, as a big city, for the most part, lives up to the reputation it covets, being willing to work hard because it is also the city of big shoulders. There can be no big shoulders without a strong body underneath them. Chicago’s body is its complex interweaving of leadership in every aspect of what makes a city great. That body needs a diet of new activities. Hence this week profiles the newest and the best to increase Chicago’s so well-deserved reputation and status.

• Boom Boom Booms and Rebooms

It can’t be easy running an establishment like the super-popular Boom Boom Lounge. Astute readers will realize that in the history of this publication, there have been two previous owners. Each of them went on to bigger and better things: Miss Gigi Gartenberg became Miss Roaring 20’s and is on the road representing this great city all over the world, though her behavior often inspires heads to shake. Then there’s Mister Art Clift who has taken his very popular show that premiered here to Atlantic City. Chicago hates when that happens. So many great talents begin here, get some recognition, and then get more acclaim elswhere. Perhaps Chicago is just an ambitious place by personality, giving so many of the famous their starts. The Boom Boom Lounge is one of those establishments that discovers music and good times and it is the city’s oldest and most beloved club. So it is with great pleasure that patrons welcome new owners Miss Faelann Magic and Mister Charlie Duffield to the arena of fine establishments in the city.

Boom Boom swings

Relaxing at the more mellow Boom Boom, Miss Medier dances with Doctor Writer, owners Miss Magic with Mister Duffield, Miss Bea Shamrock with Miss Beckye , Bernstein while Miss Jadelicious Crystal and Mister Jamesbrowne Barrymore observe, served by bartender Mister Jake Hansome and DJ Miss Una Woodrunner.

Those who love a great party will find a much more mellow Boom Boom this time—a place to forget the cares of the week, to socialize, and for some, to dance. Respecting the familiar and comfortable interior so treasured by loyal visitors, Miss Magic and Mister Duffield have preserved its authenticity. There are several landmark establishments expected as a part of Chicago’s character, and the Boom Boom is a classic. The new owners’ friendliness and easy attitudes make it a pleasure to relax and enjoy the engaging company.

• Blues Blast

Things were not so peaceful at The Naked Blues Club this week. In fact, the time of quiet so enjoyed this last few weeks may be coming to an end. Confidential sources say that gun sales are up. Trouser pockets have been visibly bulging more and lady’s purses have become larger. But the wariness is warranted considering recent events.

blues club

Miss Stormy Pixelmaid and Miss Sylvan Shilling relax in the sumptuous leather chairs while Miss Bea Shamrock and Mister Jakob Faulds dance nearby.

Doctor Heavy Writer, owner of The Naked Blues with Miss Eleanor Medier‘s assistance as hostess, welcome a great crowd on Wednesday night. Blues penetrates right into the souls of Chicagoans—they crave it for aesthetic and emotional fulfillment. Hearing the best, patrons close their collective eyes and sway to the music, transported into a thoughtless moodiness of tones and feelings. New friends are made that night as Misses Bessy Lyon Avon and Mister McCole (Cole) Avon show off their own great moves and sophisticated fashion choices. Conversations buzz in the background as famous blues artist Mister Ziffy Zarf checks the place out, an old friend of Doctor Writer’s and worth listening to at every opportunity when he performs around the country.

dancing to blues

Couples swirl and sway to the best blues in Chicago at the Naked Blues Club: Miss Medier with Doctor Writer, Misses Starla Hundress Moorlord with Mister Shepham Moorlord, Miss Shamrock with Mister Jake Faulds, Misses Lyon Avon and Mister Avon, and Mister Mikk Graves arriving.

But the peace and euphorial isn’t to last—unfortunately this is what happens in Chicago on a regular basis. Whomever invented the tommy gun must be getting rich these days with the number of them appearing around corners or in alleys. Maybe it is the popularity of the newcomers Misses Lyon Avon and Mister Avon, but as they leave a wonderful evening at the blues club, they are on their way home when shots ring out from behind the church! Misses Lyon Avon is struck down by what may or may not be a stray bullet! Officers are slow on the scene, but Doctor Writer isn’t, and assesses the situation almost immediately. Being a take-charge kind of person, he orders that Misses Lyon Avon’s be transported to the hospital. There, he is joined by the dedicated and multi-talented Miss Una Woodrunner, who’s abilities in caring for others cant be denied. Her skills as an attentive nurse are highlighted when she arranges that Miss Medier donateblood to save Misses Lyon Avon’s life. Not immune to performing heroics, Miss Medier doesn’t anticipate her wooziness afterwards but is always happy to be of service to those in need.

Bessy gets in trouble.

Bessy Misses Bessy Lyon Avon is shot by a possibly stray bullet while on the way home, helped by Doctor Writer who had just entertained the victim only half an hour before at the Naked Blues Club. The good doctor operates on victim, assisted by Miss Medier's donated blood and Nurse Woodrunner's tender loving care. As Misses Lyon Avion is recovering, she invited Miss Medier and Doctor Writer to see her funeral home that juste opened, bringing one notorious customer with them: Mister Phillip Linden, may he rest in peace.

No one can forget about the shooting, however, because poor Misses Lyon Avon is seen everywhere about town in her wheel chair, against doctor’s orders. The police, still consumed with solving the now world-famous Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, have a major conflict at their door. With the world watching, it is embarassing to still not have suspects in custody for this shocking gang-related crime. Secondly, there is now a domestic shooting of a prominent and well-needed new contributor to the city’s infrastructure, also unsolved. With her family’s undertaker enterprise, every citizen in town will eventually need Misses Lyon Avnon’s services. But there are those who wonder if she almost was to be her own first new client in her adopted city! The attempted murder may be unsolved but it is not forgotten. It has all of her new friends on guard, practicing their weapon-shooting skills, and driving their cars a little faster, especially around corners.

• Enterprising Entertainers

Perhaps the most delightful of new features that elevates Chicago yet higher on the fashion and lifestyle status charts are two new shops. It is so inspiring to see that beauty and brains do go together. Both Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord (who doesn’t really need to work because she is married to the richest guy in town—how smart is that??) and Miss Una Woodrunner (who’s multi-talented skills and ventures never cease to astonish) are inspiring all who know them with their business acumen.

hat shop

Misses Huntress Moorlord sets a new standard of fashion with her recently-opened hat shop.

For Misses Huntress Moorlord, she is having the most fun. Famous for her fashion sense, she understands how accessories make the outfit. With the opening of her new hat shop right next door to The Chicagoan office, those on the east side are very grateful to obtain such sparkle to the hard-working hard-playing warehouse district that sports most of the city’s hottest entertainment spots: The Boom Boom, the Empire Burlesque Theater, and the Naked Blues Club. All lovely and elegant ladies will now be demonstrating their own great taste with seeing who can best wear Missess Huntress Moorlord’s styles, at the same also supportive of the wife of the richest guy in town. Chicagoans are smart that way.

hat displays

Hat displays show the innovative designs off as jewels ready to enhance outfits for all fashion-consicious ladies

Miss Woodrunner receives admiration as a hard working girl because she invests her earnings into her own business. Who works harder in Chicago than Miss Woodrunner? She DJ’s jazz tunes at the Chop Shop on Sunday night, she serves during the week as a nurse at the hospital, and her patients tend to recover faster at the prospect of going to see her dance on Saturday night at the Empire Burlesque Theater. If she isn’t busy enough working for others, she now has opened the shop of her dreams selling tea and flowers to enhance the ambience of what can sometimes be a rather dreary city. Bringing beauty, talent, and color to this hard-working town makes Miss Woodrunner not only popular, but increases her fame. Such commitment to aesthetics deserves to be rewarded.

flower and tea shop

Miss Woodrunner's flower and tea shop is strategically located right by the park, offering great view of gardens without and within.

Both famous and talented, these two beautiful entertainers continue to amaze fans at their range of successes. The stars feel so lucky to have more opportunities in the 1920s than their mothers or grandmothers had. Misses Huntress Moorlord and Miss Woodrunner prove that women can have it all, especially in Chicago.

flower shop patio

The flower shop has a great patio where shoppers can relax for lemonade with the park on one side and Lake Michigan on the other. Photograph by Miss Woodrunner.

• Civic Celebration

The best news of the week is that the Easter Picnic is elegant, civilized, and uninterrupted by any mischief of any kind for a change. It may be due to the fact that Mayor KJ Kiranov is on his honeymoon with Misses Xyza Armistice Kiranov. Trouble seems to drip from him like wax from a candle. Hopefully he can find some needed peace and quiet to reflect on his unnverving pattern of attracting criminal behavior. Perhaps his new misses can have a greater positive influence on his focus and commitment to his continued service to the people of Chicago.

In the meantime, those prominent citizens intown for the holiday weekend took a quick moment out of busy schedules and family commitments to congregate in the park. Catching up on all the latest news works both ways for The Chicagoan. Not only is it the duty of this publication to report on events, it is the duty of citizens to be sure to fill Miss Medier’s ears with information [and gossip] to help her jump to the correct conclusions. It is a public service to share tips and observations.

At the picnic, the recent shooting of Misses Bessy Lyon Avon was the talk of the hour. Mister Shepham Moorlord, so busy with several of Chicago’s most popular new enterprises and the guy who already owns half of the town, was shocked to learn of the details. However, Misses Lyon Avon’s descriptions of the shooter remain very vague (everyone consumed a lot of blueberry juice at the blues club), Doctor Writer, Miss Medier, and Miss Woodrunner, who all cleaned up and repaired the damage, were happy to give vivid descriptions of the drama from their after-the-facts points of view.

Easter picnic

Celebrators at the picnic on Saturday enjoy good juice and better conversation: Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord with her husband Mister Moorlord, Misses Lyon Avon in her wheelchair accompanied by her daughter Miss Whitey Lee.

Communication is always healthy for a community. Fortunately, Chicagoans love a party. As opportunities to see friends, catch up on developments, to show off great outfits, and to have fun, Chicagoans need a regular diet of activities. Happy to provide, vitality of change can be celebrated daily, assuming that stray bullets can be avoided.

• New Tradition Starts?

There is no end to amusement when inspired by good music and fine beverages. Every Sunday Miss Bea Shamrock serves the tastiest refreshments, Miss Stormy Pixelmaid offers the most hilarious and clever  jokes, and Miss Una Woodrunner uses her sense of humor to get guests to do what they normally would never consider. What self-respecting journalist can resist publishing these photos that show the folly of otherwise quite conservative and hard-working citizens? Holidays are designed to give a relief from the drudgery of everyday responsibilities. To let loose and act like rabbits is probably somehow good for the participant’s perspective, though elusive as to exactly how. Nonetheless, a good time was had by all.

bunny hop

Miss Una begins the bunny hop song, with an infectuous repetition. Mister Bronxx Moonwall leads the procession followed by good sport Miss Woodrunner, Miss Shamrock, Miss Pixelmaid, Miss Sylvan, then adding Mister Dijek Reichman.

bunny hop

Miss Woodrunner insists that she will not stop playing the bunny hop until ALL of the patrons join in—meaning Miss Medier and Doctor Writer who are so engrossed in each other's eyes that it takes them quite some time to realize what is happening. Sighing with resignation, they reluctantly join the line but soon are loosing themselves in the rhymn of "one-two-three, hop-hop-hop."

Even the generally stoic Doctor Writer joins in after consuming several glasses of blueberry juice, proving that there is no limit to the silly things a sophisticated guy will do for love. More hoppers join in as the squiggling line goes around and around the perimeter of the Chop Shop: Miss Dawn Michelle Zauber, and Miss Beckye Bernstein.

Bluesy Bliss
April 16, 2011

It doesn’t take Officer Chandler Olinger long to pick the right outfit. Being an avid—maybe to the point of addictive—music fan, nothing excites her more than the opening of a new club. This is a big week in Chicago for club openings—the first of which cuases her to stand at her closet door, considering what dress would best to show off her gorgeous figure and fantastic hairstyle. Though several may equal her, which keeps her on her toes, there is no one in Chicago that dresses better than she does. With a smile on her face, she selects her white silk with feathered headband from her favorite dress designer. It is perfect. And the opening tonight is a new blues club. When chatting recently with her close friend, Miss Eleanor Medier (editor of this fine publication), the words of this city’s favorite journalist (ok, the city’s only professional journalist), rings in her ears: “Blues is the soul of Chicago. Jazz is its intellect.” Both forms are part of the very fabric and culture of the city. So Officer Olinger is ready to hear the best—the kind of music that pierces right into the heart.

Chandler Olinger

Officer Olinger demonstrates her beauty and her talents.

Readers must understand that Officer Olinger, due to her profession, deals with drama all day long. (By the way, she is as cute in her police uniform as in any fabulous selection from her bottomless closet.) With a background in solving the city’s most dastardly deeds, she is demanding in her entertainment tastes. Perhaps drama is attracted to her, or maybe she just enjoys experiencing the extremes, the result is that Officer Olinger takes her position as leading critic very seriously. Not only does she dress the best, she only frequents the best establishments. This one tonight, she hopes, has the potential to satisfy.

Officer Olinger has proven in the past, like the most astute of officers in this Roaring 20’s city, that she is more loyal to her friends than the law. Tonight it is Miss Medier’s boyfriend’s club opening. So politics is politics. Obligation requires that she attend each of Chicago’s entertainment establishments at least once. But she relishes clubs of quality—inspired all day at the notion of kicking back to great tunes. Given that this is a time of prohibition and Miss Medier is her great buddy, she will overlook what kind of juice is served to the guests and enjoy some herself. In fact, she slips a small silver flask of her own along with her revolver into her white fir that so perfectly compliments her dress.

With one last check in the mirror at the shear loveliness looking back at her, she assumes her lady saunter and slinks down the street to the new Naked Blues Club, owned by Doctor Heavy Writer.

Upon arrival to this newest speakeasy, once the secret door slides open, Officer Olinger is presented with a cozy room stuffed with dancing friends from the past and the present. Amazed at the reunion-like festivities, she discovers that those who were on vacation came back early, those away on business had changed their schedules, and several newly wed couples rushed their weddings so they could attend this historic opening!

crowd celebrating blues club

Leading present and former citizens tap feet or boogie to the greatest blues artists of the era: Miss Sylvan Shilling; Mister Jake Hansome; Miss Faelann Magic and Mister Charlie Duffield, Mister Art Clift and Misses Kathryn Button Clift; Mister Shepham Moorlord and Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord; Miss Sara Nymphea; Miss Eleanor Medier and Doctor Heavy Writer, owner.

Chicago emerges on the national scene as developing a distinctive form of blues. With the influx of many talented citizens from the south seeking, and finding, opportunity in Chicago, music sparks are flying and filling the south side with new sounds just as the cigarette smoke billows in a cloud up to the ceiling in the new club filled with dancers twirling before her eyes. Peering through the happy haze, she spots the wealthiest couple in town (or is it Officer Olinger’s astute political sensitivity that she sees them first?). But her attention is probably captured too by Misses Moorlord’s elegant red patterned gown, obviously expensive and perfectly fitted. All content audiences are now much more familiar with Misses Moorlord’s anatomy since the opening of the burlesque where her fame has risen to stardom. But the red dress she boasts proves that concealing can be as sexy as revealing! Nonetheless, Officer Olinger’s eyes continue to scan the room, next (good choice too) she greets the host Doctor Writer, but pulls her buddy Miss Medier from his dancing arms into a hug of her own. Casting her eyes over Miss Medier’s understated color choice of shimmery black, the publisher’s gown proves intriguing with its thigh-high side slit, Officer Olinger notes approvingly. She enjoys observing the other ladies in town more than the more predictable flappers, but she doesn’t discount them for their entertainment value.

Speaking of ladies, Officer Olinger is thrilled to spot Misses Tiffy Vella at the bar. Another of such visual perfection, Miss Vella is the officer’s biggest competition for fashion appropriateness. Because Officer Olinger is one of the most ambitious ladies around, she has the courage to take on a famous fashion designer for the bar of standards to reach! As said, nothing but the best for Officer Olinger.

Further study of the room is quick because front and center, capturing the amusement of all, is the best partier in town, Miss Wilamenia Zarco. Now this party has it all! Officer Olinger’s best friends, biggest fashion competition, and most legendary socialite of all are present. With a beaming smile on her face, Officer Olinger embarces all her beloved intimates and acquaintances but then pauses for a moment to evaluate why such a huge crowd had arranged their schedules to show up: the music. What kind of taste does Doctor Writer have? Will he live up to the esteem of Miss Medier who obviously thinks highly enough of his sponsorship to help hostess? (It is never fun when the guy chosen by a girl friend is a disappointment.) And, more importantly, will the music live up ot the expectations of Officer Olinger herself?

Wila dances with friend

Miss Zarco brings her own dance partner with the optimistic name of "Penis." She also shows off her drum pounding talents, proving that she has got Chicagos soul in her heart. Miss Slyvan and Miss Stormy

Ears wide open, Officer Olinger is swept up into the full vigor of era’s best blues artists including Robert Johnson (Sweet Home Chicago is the tune that greets her) Willie Dixon, Johnny Lee Hooke,  Jack Dupree, Hound Dog Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Mama Thornton, and even BB King and Muddy Waters. Delighted becasue these match her own opinions of who is worth giving an evening of her attention, Officer Olinger loses herself in the new moves she has practiced with such grace. Consistent in her discriminatory tastes, she must dance the best too—with or without a partner, its the spirit that matters. Sometimes the couples can be annoying—and since her dear friend Miss Medier has become a member of one (though happy for her friend), Officer Olinger relishes time with her other single friends. Sometimes even Officer Olinger herself has special friends, but a leader must balance both—and of course few men fit her high standards.

Spotting the piano, Officer Olinger leaps gracefully onto the stage and jams with the musicians! Quite talented, hers high opinion of herself isn’t inflated. Clever and inventive, she is Chicago’s star police officer. Women have to be twice as good as men to gain recognition and Officer Olinger has been awarded and promoted several times. Her brain might get absorbed in crime mysteries, but her heart is lost in the realm of music that goes right into the bones. She pounds out tunes on the piano blending with and inspiring the other musicians and dancers into a boogie frenzy.

blues club patrons

Couples enjoy the blues because so many songs are romantic. Newlyweds Misses Kathryn Button Clift and Mister Art Clift swirl to the music; Mister Lancelot Skytower and Miss Carriee Sorbet relax with many places to sit and mellow..

Perfectly dressed, astutely connected, and professionally respected, it is easy for Officer Olinger to be so confident. She has it all! And now with a new favorite blues club, where she can share great taste with her best friends, where she can take a mini vacation from the law, where the art is what matters, the officer relaxes for a moment in one of the large leather arm chairs and sighs: life doesn’t get better than this.

blues club open

Miss Medier loves to dance to the blues with owner Doctor Heavy Writer and is especially special to celebrate the final nuptuals of Misses Xyza Armistice Kiranov and Mister Mayor KJ Kiranov.

FLASH: From Sparks to Flames
March 23, 2011

If it is true that sex and romance sell publications, then this issue should fly off the shelves! Chicago gets steamier as spring starts thawing the icey edges of the winter-worn city! This week kicked up emotions and blood pressures as residents released pent-up winter frustrations. It is good for the city to relieve tension because too many people have been hidden quietly behind closed-doors lately which makes for some tame news days. This week made up for it with the most tantalizingly colorful developments ever!

For those residents who are under age, squeamish, or easily embarassed, this week’s activites may stretch comfort-zones. As a dedicated reader of the news in Chicago, get ready for the provocative! Three stories represent different sides of the emotional spectrum: “The Ultimate Fantasy,” “Romancing the Writer,” and “Swingingly Sweet.”

The Ultimate Fantasy

As the second largest city in the country, Chicago never takes second place in fashion, culture, entertainment, or drama. To be a great city means to offer something for everyone. Between the elegance of The Fiume, the warmth of The Boom Boom, and the casualness of Bea’s Chop Shop, it makes sense that Chicago needs a smokier and more seductive offering. So to the delight of all sensually-inclined residents, The Empire Burlesque, owned by Mister Shepham Moorlord, premiered Sunday night.

Featuring dancers Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord, Miss Una Woodrunner, and Miss Mercedes Faith, this carefully crafted and enticing show pleased the very well-behaved audience. Undoubtedly there will be more viewer participation in upcoming shows, as such sexually-rich performances are very popular. Tastefully hosted by ever-helpful Mister Dino Fyanucci, he served as a brief announcer (nothing against him personally, but avatars weren’t there to view him).

Patrons relax as the show is about to begin: Mister Clyde Haven with Miss Gwendolyn Jenvieve; Miss Bea Shamrock with Mister Jakob Faulds; Miss Debella Deceit; Mister Stevie Underby; and Miss Candy Cindy with Miss Lilone Dimitriaski.

With a comfortably crowded audience, every seat had a good view of the well-designed stage. With VIP tables in the front to plush red velvet lounging theater chairs arranged in interaction-inviting groups, the elegant theater envelopes the audience.

Wila considers

Before the show starts, Miss wilamenia Zarco contemplates: how she might dance on such a stage? But she soon gives way to those more costumed and practiced, her imagination inspired.

Magnificently staged, costumed, and narrated, the Empire Burlesque brilliantly presents the essence of seduction and fantasy. Pushing right up to the edge of appropriateness, patrons will appreciate the originality, descriptiveness, and banter. The three dancers fill a show as 30 might!! Everyone present admired the dexterity, inventiveness of moves, and choreography. As dancers shimmied through the audience, each guest could visually savor the gorgeous costumes and the beauties within them!

burlesque dance
The first show expressed a music box containing Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord as the deceptively-innocent ballarina, who is encouraged by Miss Una Woodrunner to exercize her imagination. Through seductive narrative, the dancers became lost in their interaction, movements, and descriptions.
Shepham Moorlord

Mister Shepham Moorlord, the richest businessman in town and owner of this new Empire Burlesque Theater not only has the best seat in the house, but acts as though the show was designed especially for him! Since his wife is one of the dancers, he could be right.

Surprisingly silent, the well-attended crowd must have been spell-bound by the sounds, sights, and sensations! Characteristically. Miss wilamenia Zarco had plenty to say—quips and observations almost as entertaining as what was happening onstage!

Taking viewers on a journey of personal exploration, it is possible that the men in the audience reacted a little differently than the women. When asked if they enjoyed the show the next day, the audience-women thought it was “great.” It is obvious how the men reacted, so they didn’t need to be asked.

Though normally a journalist will happily stick a hand into the flames of controversy for a good quotation; in this family-friendly publication, such daring is impossible. Quite frankly, Miss Eleanor Medier, the publisher of this writing, spends a lot of time in a variety of places, and she had never heard such creative concepts presented this way before. So, appropriately for the tone of this publication, to quote the narrative out of context would be unfair to its full impact and experience.

Mercedes Faith

Miss Mercedes Faith lights up the stage with showing how creative purple silk, or the lack thereof, can be.

Although as much colorful fashion was splendidly displayed by the ladies in the audience, all eyes were rivited to the beauties onstage. Even sometimes mingling with the crowd, the dancer’s tantalizing movements were only surpassed by their running dialogue with their fantasties! As each dancer progressed through shedding more and more fabric, discreetly Miss Medier took fewer and fewer pictures.

Starla dances

Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord could make the most resplendent peacock, and many of the ladies in the audience, blush with showing how to use the magnificent feathers in new ways.

General readerhip-friendly photographs, albeit artfully presented, can only capture one-half of the show, sorry readers. Having to be there for the rest, make sure to be over-age, fantasy-prone, and not exceedingly naive. Although Miss Medier is old enough, but with little experience in this genré, her date, Doctor Heavy Writer (story below), was more than happy to offer his help to edit these photographs in her dark room. With commitment to the publishing requirements, Miss Medier did think it best for her solo judgement to edit, though appreciative of Doctor Writer’s generous good nature.

Una's last dance

The finale is danced by Miss Una Woodrunner in respectful (or maybe not so respectful) tribute to St. Patrick's Day earlier this week.

Romancing the Writer

The city is still buzzing with questions about The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and the events that confused the press coverage of the full story. Certainly there are guilty perpetrators at large, make no mistake, but blamed innocence also deserve to be exhonerated.

On that fateful Sunday a few weeks ago, Miss Eleanor Medier (trusted journalist for this treasured The Chicagoan publication), had an intriguing encounter with a tall dark handsome stranger in town. It may be remembered that this fussy writer also regularly criticises the fashion sense and behavior of the men in Chicago (with very few exceptions, as covered by these pages). This is perhaps why she rarely dates. Such a sarcastic nature is usually avoided by the oppostie sex! So naturally she was caught off-guard on that day, and was quite disappointed when her Prince Charming disappeared. It seemed he was distracting her from covering the biggest story of the decade! But, alas, he is innocent of any connection to the tragedies on that day.

As a prominent doctor from New York, Doctor Heavy Writer had a meeting here with the newly formed American Medical Association, who began in Chicago twenty years ago. Sadly, Doctor Writer had chosen that fateful day to check out the city, his meeting scheduled for the next morning. He had driven from New York and was staying with friends who own a nearby farm.

Possibly interested in Chicago as a good place to open up a new practice, he wanted to get a feeling for what the city had to offer, being used to the large urban environments on the east coast. He had stopped in the Boom Boom for its lengendary blueberry juice, but found it empty on that Sunday afternoon—perhaps forgetting that this is a time of prohibition. So he was delighted when an attractive potential dance partner walked into the room, dressed just as casually as he was, though she had a camera in her hand. It seemed one of those moments of fate to him. Almost too good to be true—and he had to play it cool—he did get caught up in the dance.

After meeting Miss Medier, he began to drive back to his friend’s farm, when his Model T broke down on the way. Dismayed that he had to walk the last five miles and that his friend has no telephone (only about 1/3 of the households do), it took him all night to fix his car so he could make it to his meeting the next day at the AMA Headquarters downtown.

With business concluded, Doctor Writer drove home to New York, untangled his personal affairs, and packed his bags for Chicago. Puttering and sputtering across five states, he had frequent car trouble (his first purchase after establishing himself will be a new car) and found telephones very scarce. He had thought of contacting Miss Medier, but figured he would wait until he got settled. Once he arrived, he became so tied up with meeting the right people to set up a practice, he got swept away with preparations. When he did finally show up at Miss Medier’s office, she had already written nasty things about him for distracting her from the biggest story of the decade!

the dance

Miss Eleanor Medier and Doctor Heavy Writer enjoy dancing together, sharing an eclectic taste in music and venues.

Appologies accepted on both sides, they went dancing—what else? And hence they began to spend a lot of time together. Doctor Writer and Miss Medier seem to have much to talk about, sharing similar cultural interests and concerns. They also compare an optimism about the growth and potential in Chicago. Each committed professionally, citizen’s news and health care needs of should both be expertly serviced. New in town, Doctor Writer is pleased to get to know all the residents and to help with any mishaps that physically befall them in the daily drama of the Chicago streets.

dating

Miss Medier and Doctor Writer enjoy many recreational features available in Northern Illinois.

Swingingly Sweet

After all the formality, drama, and romance of Chicago’s recent events or activities, there is no better way to release tensions and relax with friends than at Bea’s Chop Shop. Unwind to fun tunes by 20s greats and sway with the jazzy bluesy flavor, thus the romance of the era is enhanced.

dancers

More casual than the other clubs in Chicago, Bea's Chop Shop is a hidden speakeasy that enjoys patronage from every level of society. Since they are secretly enjoying themselves, it is best not to identify them in this caption.

Singles and couples alike enjoy this venue—though many alone may not stay that way. Chicago is a romantic place, the era spiced with new freedoms in fashion, behavior, and acceptibility. Speakeasys bring all these factors together, encapsulating the flavor of the corner hidden smoke-music-filled club. Bea’s Chop Shop, owned by Miss Bea Shamrock comes the closest to capturing the environment, experience, and even fantasy of the times.

HISTORICAL NOTES:

Although burlesque was developed in the middle of the previous century, its risque form and carefree atmosphere fit in well with the Roaring 20s. Purposely created to satire popular norms, stretch acceptable conventions, and push what is appropriate, it was generally irreverent and bawdy. The amount of sexual innuendos and strip tease performances varied considerably. In Chicago, competition between theaters caused them to become less satirical and more sexual, creating voluptuously glamourous stars. The Jazz Age Chicago reports: “Performances by Chicago’s burlesque stars were among the bawdiest and most risque in the nation. By the 1920s, striptease acts involving partial or total nudity were standard fare at most of the city’s burlesque theaters.”

Police Profitability
February 27, 2011

It pays to be sharp. Police Chief Chandler Olinger proves this through her diligent service to the grateful citizens of Chicago. After all, no one is sharper! Readers who pay attention will notice that she is always the first on the scene of any action in the city. Throughout these pages, Chief Olinger is featured frequently because she is perhaps the most interesting and complex of all residents (more on that another time—but first some breaking news about her activities!).

Particularly fascinating is how Chief Olinger is always both appropriate and ahead of any trends—and inventing new ones too! Recently, she and Miss Eleanor Medier were working on an investigation after  discovering photos in their respective offices of a beautiful carpet about to be thrown in the river with a body wrapped inside. Concerned for the destruction of valuable property, the Chief zoomed into action! By using Chicago’s finest underwater equipment, she found the carpet at the bottom of the river. Miss Medier, who likes to follow Chief Olinger around (always looking for the next hot story lead), helped her to retrieve the carpet and to dry it out. The fabric was undamaged by its soaking, and both ladies were delighted that the carpet would fit in the Chief’s apartment perfectly!!

living room

Lost carpet fits perfectly in Chief Olinger's apartment. It was used to wrap a body in and tossed carelessly into the Chicago River by allegedly an unattractive (and poorly dressed) "Bubba" who obviously has no sense of taste.

Inspired, Chief Olinger started watching more closely for objects left around the city. She was both surprised and pleased to discover how extravagent and careless gangsters can be with their possessions!! It seems they spend lavishly and throw things out just as lavishly! As any dedicated civil servant, Chief Olinger’s meager salary (she really does deserve a raise for such hard work!), she can’t even dream of affording such luxuries! But now that she has found a new side-occupation to her otherwise focused service, she is happy to contribute these photos that may encourage other worthy citizens to keep their eyes open for the very valuable castoffs of the disreputable who don’t deserve such nice things in the first place!

coffee service

This solid silver coffee set was used to weigh down a body found in the pond up by the cemetary. It cleaned up nicely and now is of great use when Chief Olinger entertains.

It seems these rich gangsters have their priorities confused when showing such little regard for their treasures! But the good news is that the more appreciative refined taste of Chief Olinger does know how to enjoy the finer things in life! Often she is the one to investigate the properties they also carelessly vacate (they must think that by moving around a lot no one will be aware of their locations!). This proves they are as careless inside as outside!!

paintings found

Works of Art worth 1000's of Lindens, with portraits of the famous like Beethoven and or Latette, and masterworks by Degas and the famed Delacrois... these paintings were found sitting in a warehouse once used by the mob.

It is unfortunate these days that the number of gangsters in Chicago seem to outnumber the police. But hopefully this story will inspire some new recruits, as the fringe benefits in cleaning out abandoned properties can be most inspiring! If these wayward souls would invest as much attention in caring for their possessions as they do in losing them, Chief Chandler would find her job much less engaging!

harpsichord played

Chief Olinger enjoys playing her harpicord that was left in a gangsters apartment. Her musical skills have improved considerably!

In Chief Olinger’s typical and most generous way, she is happy to share tips with other appreciative citizens of Chicago for how to increase the aesthetics of their own residences. It indeed does pay to wander around, though it may be at the risk of some personal safety because not far behind the treasures may be the unsavory characters in the process of discarding—or perhaps losing, as they are not known for their intelligence or discipline. Wary of the gangsters that tend to prowl around the streets unpredictably, Chief Olinger does have an advantage as a representative of the law. Hopefully the disreputable are smart enough to stay out of her way. Or perhaps they are smarter than they appear, as these treasure may be “gifts” to those watching. This however, is doubtful, as strategy is not something the gangsters seem to understand. And, there is some effort evident in their attempts to hide some of the larger items.

found car

A classic Monarach DVG 500HS Roadster found abandoned in the pond by the cemetary by the mob (the Chief just happens to now drive the same kind of car.)

It is not suggested that average citizens explore the bottom of river or pond locations, but if there are clues that valuable items have been discarded, Chief Olinger is more than happy to be of assistance in recovery. She does take great objection, however, to the destruction of treasures! She can become quite depressed when items are damaged or abused by careless disregard. So she suggests that those who wish to abandon valuables at least leave them in good shape!

ming vase found

A priceless Ming vase was used to kill this fellow in front of the new Corner Market which by the way has a great stock of fresh veggies and meats of all kinds.

Chief Olinger was even more surprised to find that there must be holes in the pockets of the expensive suits worn by many gangsters. She has even found money laying around! Objects take space and maintenance, but money isn’t generally hard to keep track of! It is proof of poor management and grooming skills that the careless don’t even value their not-hard-earned cash.

money trail

The Chief looks at a trail of money on Halsted Street wondering if it was dropped by a careless crook during a robbery or spilled out of an overstuffed suitcase carried by a gangster.

Chief Olinger vows to continue her diligent search of Chicago’s streets and alleys to not only rescue lost or stolen valuables, but to keep the area safe and clean for residents. Being a police officer is a hard job with few rewards, but one benefit of living in Chicago is that what could otherwise be a thankless occupation has become a wealth-building one. Anyone interested in helping Officer Olinger in her diligence is invited to join her while patrolling. Sometimes it takes more than one person to save treasures in peril. It would be a terrible tragedy to lose these culture-building objects! And there are few residences in this city that couldn’t use some updating. And no one can deny that Chief Olinger is a more appropriate owner of these worthy treasures.

Flash: City Seen?
February 5, 2011

A vibrant city always has new developments whether obvious or hidden. This week finds one very hidden new feature, a less hidden event, and a mysterious welcome.

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Elegance Under yet Above Ground

There doesn’t seem to be anything more profitable than ambition. Isn’t it always the richest guy in town that has the greatest propensity for continuing to find ways to make money? As comfortable or even as luxurious has he can get, it is never enough. Observers would think that BOI Chief Shepham Moorlord has it all: owns the town, has the most glamorous and brilliant wife, a picturesque mansion in the country, a personal fleet of vintage cars, and a wardrobe stuffed with expensive suits—what is left?

entrance

The entrance to the VIP Casino is gorgeous, but the welcoming committee could show a more friendly demeanor: Mister Dino Fyanucci and Mister Fat Tony Poza.

Chicago is delighted with the answer to that question with Mister (Chief—shhhh) Moorlord’s most recent conquest: control of the underground gambling in the city (and don’t tell anyone that it was published here). Instead, please enjoy the gorgeous photographs of what must make the new casinos in Las Vegas green with envy.

overview of room

Casino offers many ways to risk fortune, if not earn fame.

The name of this casino will, wisely, not appear in print here. So when discussing wins and loses on the next evening stroll, do not mention that the press was there observing (and photographing, so bear that in mind).

The casino offers several ways to make money, with easy instructions. Affordable to enter the game, impressive winnings are within grasp. How much anyone has won to date is still being discussed but one thing is agreed upon by all participants: it is great fun and a wonderful preoccupation added to the city of Chicago. It is certain that money will be made by all.

casino workers

Casino professionals welcome guests: Miss Simi Emerald, Miss Catharine Chelmsford, Miss Mercedes Faith, Misses Starla Huntress Moorlord, and (owner) BOI Chief Shepham Moorlord, and Miss Moonbeam Jillybean.

casino table

players

casino patrons

Patrons of hidden VIP casino both observe and partake: Miss Emma Poole, Miss Kitten Leakey, Chief Chandler Orlinger, Miss Jadelicious Crystal, Miss wilamenia Zarco, Miss Molly Medier, Mister Nic Kelberry, and Miss Simley Paneer.

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Ladies Tea Inaugurates an Unopen Bookstore

Although behind closed doors and hard to find, it was no secret that Miss Jesse Winterwolf hostessed a tea for the ladies in Chicago. With the many great friendships enjoyed between the ladies and the welcoming environment for those just moving to town, this tea exemplified the civic minded. Of the eight attending (the perfect number for a meaningful chat), two were new, two own businesses, and two were socialites.

In the  lounge atmosphere of her soon to be open bookstore, the ladies enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. Sadly, Miss Winterwolf was unable to attend, called out of town at the last minute. Chaired by Miss Medier.
Lovely, civilized, and blessedly uninterrupted by the nonsense the mobs love to stir up, eight lovely ladies discussed the growing population, civic concerns, employment opportunities, and criticism of mischief in the streets.

ladies assemble for tea

tea party

However, occasional misbehavior—and all agreed—is certainly worth putting up with considering the friendships, culture, opportunities, entertainment, and cool places to live that the city has to offer. (It may be noted that these same ladies also showed up at the casino in the above story, but don’t mention that you read it here.)

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Tour Welcomes Any Visitor

The tourism consultants are now happy that Mister Art Clift finally did something more constructive that sit in his booth at the Boom Boom Lounge, surrounded by girls, and smoking his cigars. Annoying to most of the ladies in town, Mister Clift has needed a more productive focus. So the committee, determined to have a welcome feature near the bridge, were overjoyed when he designed the tour, donated the car, and set up the stand just inside the Loop coming from the bridge.

However kind, generous, and well-meaning he may be, he did hire some little skinny kid to drive who really can’t see much over the steering wheel. Surely that can’t be safe?? Anyway, regardless of whether you care or not that you take your life in your hands, the tour is an extremely enjoyable experience. And please remember to thank Mister Clift for his constructive contribution.

tour car

The driver of the tour car is so short, it almost seems to drive itself. The passenger is wise to let her hair down (if not a flapper with short hair!!) to enjoy the breeze of the windy city.