Historical Map: Chicago Plan Commission - Rapid Transit Facilities, 1945 Here’s a gorgeous pre-CTA planning map from Chicago in 1945, outlining all sorts of grandiose ideas for expansion of the subway system, almost none of which have actually come to pass. There appears to be a proposed second Loop, which would have run more east-west than the existing one. There’s also a planned subway line heading out to the northwest, but this doesn’t follow the same alignment as the Blue L
Opium for headaches and women's discomforts. Also a favourite recreational habit of the romantic poets Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Art and literature abound with tales of the pleasures and dangers of burning the midnight oil.