We started our rail journey at Homewood, where our son lives, so he could drop us off at our car when we got back later this evening. The Homewood station has service for Amtrack and the Metra line. We were taking the Metra to the end of the line at Michigan Ave. The underground hallway of the train station would be unnerving late at night.
They've been filming the movie "Transformers 3" downtown on Wacker Street, which is the street right below our son's office. They have set off explosions, dropped skydivers from helicopters, and lots of action off and on for weeks. Here's a few views of the movie set.
The street is supposed to look like a huge battle scene, so it basically looked like a mess. This was shot from our son's office.
These covered vehicles are some of the "transformers."
We left downtown and went to pick up grandson Jack for the evening. He lives with his mother about an hour west in Aurora, but sometimes traffic is so bad it takes two hours to get there. We lucked out tonight with light traffic, so we did it in good time. First we went to dinner. Each week he chooses between McDonalds and Burger King. Tonight it was Burger King. They have a play area, but it was hot and he decided he was too tired to play much.