SUN-TIMES: Giant Radio Flyer wagon is grounded on Michigan Avenue

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The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, “It’s giant and it’s functional.

And to keep the 15,000-pound Radio Flyer wagon parked in the gently-sloped courtyard across the street from the Wrigley Building from rolling toward Michigan Avenue and down the Magnificent Mile, wedges like those used to keep aircraft from moving were tucked beneath its wheels.

The safety mechanisms were in place to prevent a promotional event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chicago-based company that put the little red wagon on the map from taking a twist that might be appropriate in the sequel of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids,” but is not cool when the mayor is expected to arrive momentarily to bestow his blessings — as was the case Thursday morning…”

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