I'm late in adding Alderman Frink's blog to my link bar, but its there now. He recently added his reactions to day one of the neighborhood conference that he's currently attending. Hopefully he continues to update his blog this regularly.
Also, while driving past the former McDonalds on Brady Street, which I believe was the site of the first McDs in the QC (a bit before my time) I noticed some construction activity. Now today's QCTimes explains what's going on. Here's the article, and its good news for Brady Street, and Davenport. A local couple is opening a bar and grill, and plans to have an outdoor dining area overlooking Duck Creek. When I saw that the old deck had been torn down, I was disappointed, but it appears there will once again be a place to stop along the bike path and get a burger.