Right at the Glenview city limits, on Lake and what Google maps calls “Unnamed Rd.”, running alongside the Edens. The tracks were once the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad.
Lincolnwood Service Station
God Loves Us All at the Lincolnwood Service Station.
It is a fully functional time machine. With tater tots. It’s not even “retro”, it just is what it is. Meier’s Tavern.
Truthfully, I don’t know where this was. I’m going to put it in Whiting, IN.
Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana!
BP Whiting Refinery
And yes, I confess that Hammond, IN is arguably not a suburb of Chicago.
This will make your eyes burn and water. It will make your head throb. It is a bad scene. And it looks nothing like the sparkling, pristine chemical containers featured on the Grace Chemical website.
Marktown, East Chicago is worth a visit. Only a few blocks remain of this planned community for steel workers, and it is surrounded on every side by steel mill. It could be Pullman-esque if more people actually wanted to live there, but otherwise there’s nothing else quite like it around these parts.
And I will confess that East Chicago is arguably not a suburb of Chicago.
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