Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-09-24
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

A tale of two murders: Connected or not? A tale of two murders: Connected or not?
Fewer than six miles west of the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

Belmont El Station opened, new art
News update posted Jan. 28, 2010
2010-02-03

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


Ald. Tom Tunney ( 44th ) , Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, and other community and business leaders celebrated the ending of the three-year renovation of the Belmont El station Jan. 28.

The ceremony featured artist David Csicsko, whose designs brighten up the facility inside and out. The station is in the city's heavily LGBT Lakeview neighborhood, just down the street from Tunney's Ann Sather restaurant.

Tunney, who was fresh from the previous night's State of the Union in Washington, said the station "represents a gleaming gateway to our beautiful neighborhood." The facility also has room for commercial tenants.

The mosaic faces of Lakeview artist Csicsko, whose designs were also the "face" of Gay Games VII in 2006 in Chicago, were hand-cut and made at Erin Adams Design in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Adams joined Csicsko at the dedication. The designs depict various types of train riders with colorful faces.

"I wanted to capture the spirit of Lakeview," Csicsko said in a press release. "There's so much diversity and vitality here, it just seemed that the train image was a great way to represent that. The design is all about making visitors enjoy using the station."

The mosaics even have a Facebook group, "Rub the Eye for Luck," which asks riders to rub an "eye" on one of the mosaic faces for good luck.

A sculpture, "Space Junction of Energy" by Jerald Jacquard is featured on the station's outdoor plaza.

Karen Tamley, commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, also addressed the crowd about the station's accessibility. The facility boasts brighter lighting, Braille signs, wheelchair accessible turnstiles and expanded platforms.


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.

Sophia Bush to speak at 2014 Chicago HRC Gala 2014-09-19
HBHC ready to dance at Garden of Eve Pride XL 2014-09-18
Activists cry foul on Rauner "no social agenda" ad 2014-09-12
Local news: Gay Indian prince, HBHC raises wages 2014-09-10
AFC policy show; W&CHF street; lesbian mayor; Transformative Law 2014-09-03
LGBT aging: Special issue available on role of social work 2014-09-02
Attendees board 'Soul Train' at ALCC event 2014-08-27
ALMA hosts DACA renewal info session 2014-08-20
ICAH art installation brings beauty, social messages 2014-07-23
Em VanderLinden on social justice, gender expression 2014-07-08
ROGERS PARK SOCIAL 2014-06-25
Social Security defines couples policy 2014-06-20
ROGERS PARK SOCIAL 2014-05-28
Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers talks longevity, social media 2014-05-28
AFC event 'Ignites' group's 30th anniversary 2014-05-17
Wonka Ball plays 'Gaymes' 2014-05-14
African, Arab activists discuss social problems affecting communities 2014-05-13
Sen. Murray looks for couples' Social Security fix 2014-05-08
WACT celebrates two decades with potluck 2014-05-07
Social justice issues discussed at Table to Action workshop 2014-04-28
Group reaches out to South Side LGBTQs 2014-04-23
LGBT health group holds bourbon tasting 2014-04-15
DOWS dance sells out for suburban lesbians 2014-03-20
Socially conscious eatery opens; "25 Days of Gibsons" 2014-03-19
'The Tease' tantalizes 2014-03-04
Chocolate-themed event has a jazzy vibe 2014-03-04
Center on Halsted holds Red Carpet Oscars event 2014-03-04
ASK LAMBDA LEGAL LGBT seniors and Social Security benefits 2014-02-19
i2i takes part in Lunar New Year Parade 2014-02-05
Lambda to Social Security: Give benefits to transgender widow 2014-01-29
Wrapture' attendees enjoy cocktails, sneak preview 2014-01-28
PositiveSingles.com sees membership rise in Chicago 2014-01-15
Award-winning social worker retiring after 35 years 2014-01-01
Miller Lite, Hailo offering $1M in free taxi rides 2013-12-25
Social Security processing same-sex couple claims 2013-12-16
Halsted Vodka donates to LGBT causes, has holiday advice 2013-12-13
World of Chocolate commemorates World AIDS Day 2013-12-11
CMSA social party Jan. 25 2013-12-10
HRC gala draws record crowd 2013-11-17
Social security protest in Springfield 2013-11-04





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
the online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

A tale of two murders: Connected or not?
 
TRAVEL Atlantic City is not to be 'Miss'd'
 
'Flame' on!: Erasure's Andy Bell on new CD, Joan Rivers
 
Illinois Safe Schools, CPS collaborating on trans* policy
 
Provocative art, theater events in Chicago
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now








  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.