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What is good about Chicago?

1. Music
2. Sports
3. Entertainment
4. Buildings
5. Parks
6. Art
7. Famous people
8. Relatives
9. Sites
10. Etc.

Posted - January 11


  • The rich cultural heritage. 
      January 11, 2017 9:28 PM MST

  • 6399
    Mrs. Cleaver; that's about it. 
      January 12, 2017 1:40 AM MST

  • Lake Michigan is pretty good and Chicago was home to Fr Andrew Greeley whose books have given me much pleasure.
      January 12, 2017 1:52 AM MST

  • 14161
    people seem to like it there, ive never lived there
      January 13, 2017 3:58 PM MST

  • Al Capone.
      January 13, 2017 4:43 PM MST

  • 21150
    I remember that guy growing up.
      August 17, 2017 5:18 PM MDT
  • ALF

    "If you're a baseball fan, Chicago is home to two baseball teams."
      August 17, 2017 4:24 PM MDT

  • 7165
      August 17, 2017 4:32 PM MDT

  • 21150
    I ate there.  It is as good as it looks.  Pizza on Rush or something like that.  It's been 40 years. 
      August 17, 2017 5:19 PM MDT

  • 7165
    I WANT NOW!!
      August 17, 2017 5:22 PM MDT

  • 21150
    I think I can do that. But I have not in a few years now. I am out of practice. 
      August 17, 2017 5:27 PM MDT

  • 4378

    Chicago by Robert Frost

    Hog Butcher for the World,
    Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
    Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
    Stormy, husky, brawling,
    City of the Big Shoulders;

    They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your
    painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.
    And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have
    seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.
    And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women
    and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.
    And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my
    city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them:
    Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be
    alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
    Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall
    bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;
    Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted
    against the wilderness,
    Bulding, breaking, rebuilding,
    Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth,
    Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,
    Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle,
    Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his
    ribs the heart of the people,
    Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked,
    sweating, pround to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
    Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.
      August 17, 2017 4:43 PM MDT

  • 4574
    ........ and Chicago Style hot dogs!!  YUM!!
      August 17, 2017 4:45 PM MDT

  • 4378
    I don't think I ever had one of those.
      August 17, 2017 4:47 PM MDT

  • 4574
    They are almost an adventure!  (ketchup forbidden)

      August 17, 2017 4:53 PM MDT

  • 21150

    I thought I knew all things Robert Frost.  That was excellent.  I grew up in Chicago.  That made it even better still.   This may be my new favorite Robert Frost poem.  Just beautiful, Welb.
    This post was edited by Sharonna full of Bolognia at August 17, 2017 5:21 PM MDT
      August 17, 2017 5:17 PM MDT

  • 21150

    Well, I am from there for the first forty years of my life.  It made me well-rounded, street-smart without being in the streets, meaning I was protected mostly. I got a great education.  I met all kinds of different races and ethnic backgrounds, I learned so much from just eating different foods.   It has great architecture, music, art, industry.  It is the Second largest City in the USA.  I was very proud to be from there.   And the people are very friendly as a whole.  They come in all sizes and shapes and likes and dislikes but mostly friendly folk who are used to being around people.

    I felt secure in getting a job.  There were dozens to choose from.  I wanted to be a legal secretary, there were literally 300 jobs to choose from in a 10 mile radius.  So it was great for growing up and learning what you wanted out of life.  I was in my 20's dating and experiencing the social atmosphere from that lens.  It was very Studio 54 in my 20's.  It was very Hippie in the 60's right before that.  So, I had a lot of history right in my face with the Chicago riots in the 60's.  Reminds me of now.  Reminds me of Nixon.  But this guy Nixon would loathe.

    Nixon liked rules and following structure.

    This is like Austin City Lights for music when I was growing up in the 60's.  I saw everyone there.  EVERYONE.  And in the first row.  My boyfriend's roommate was the bouncer.  This post was edited by Sharonna full of Bolognia at August 17, 2017 5:29 PM MDT
      August 17, 2017 5:16 PM MDT

  • 6477

    Its known for its famous Wind.
      August 17, 2017 6:04 PM MDT