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Christmas Eve in 2016: The streets of the West Loop/Fulton Market are largely barren. The only thing that could make it more enjoyable are some snowflakes. BILL JONES/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Bill Jones, Managing Editor
5:00 am CST December 11, 2018
It seems counterintuitive to enjoy a city more when its winters make travel a nightmare, when its windchills provide an extreme endurance challenge as good as any and when, at its worst, most of its outdoor attractions are off limits. But those are the types of things that discourage normal folks, and for me that means an opportunity to explore a usually bustling cityscape without as much of the bustle.