Years ago famed poet Carl Sandberg wrote of Chicago, "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..." Unfortunately the Chicago of today is more the city of small shoulders with it's severely outdated mayor and politics, endless road construction, constant beach closings, it's perpetually losing sports teams, insane parking fees, a losing city mantra - 'The second city', pseudo intellectuals, and a constant stream of boring suburbanites driving boring SUVs.
Dave: Hey lets vist a city.
Ben: How about Chicago?
Dave: What does Chicago have?
Ben: Ummm.....hmmm, good point.
Dave: How about Seattle, Boston, San Diego, or Tampa.
Ben: Sounds great.
Truly one of the greatest cities in the entire nation. With a total population exceeding 2.9 million inside the city limits alone, multiple cultures and ethnicities, cool-sounding urban, midwestern nasal accents (see ear candy
), a rich history, tons of museums, theaters, arcades, the Brookfield Zoo; the best pizza outside of New York City
, and probably one of the best city skyline
s in the United States
, Chicago has something to offer to everyone. It is a higher standard of a metropolis that all other American cities strive to be like(and many of them have succeeded in that: see Cincinnati
, and Seattle
Chicago is the ultimate economic, cultural, educational, business, entertainment, industrial, and population center of the Midwest
One of the most, if not the most, beautiful cities in the US.
"Chicago is the Verona of America," (spoken with an Italian accent).
Big city with a beautiful skyline. Although geographically placed in the Midwestern state of Illinois, it should be considered it's own state since the rest of the midwest is filled with drunk redneck republicans.
"So your from Illinois?"
"No-I'm from Chicago"
December 10, 2004
one kickass town, home of the sears tower, hancock building, the navy pier, kapone, some kickass rappers like twista. If you can't hang here, don't bother trying. I live in the 'burbs though, but i've been therre plenty of times.
Chicago Kicks Ass