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Sports – The Babuk Report

Category: Sports

  • A Vacant Building in Chicago

    In writing about vacant buildings and storefronts in Oak Park, one would think that I’ve neglected to mention vacancies in Chicago.  Whenever I show friends the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park, they always ask about a darkened Venetian Gothic building across Michigan Avenue.  It’s the former Chicago Athletic Association; opened in 1894, architect Henry Ives […]

  • Old hockey rinks can never die…

    A recent story in the Calgary Herald spoke of plans to build a new venue for the Calgary Flames, quoting Calgary Flames President and CEO, Ken King, as saying that the Saddledome was the sixth oldest venue in the National Hockey League. Time flies.  It’s not that long ago – 1983 to be exact – […]

  • The Calgary Flames in Chicago

    Friday, May 1, 2009   The Canadian Club of Chicago planned a Calgary Flames Pep Rally during the Calgary Flames / Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoff Series.  With nary a day’s notice, the Canadian Club sent out hundreds of e-mail invitations and contacted media.  We fielded calls from the Chicago Tribune and local TV news […]