"Mad, Mean, Stylish, and Proud...CHICAGO!!" Chicago by gilescorey

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Finally, a REAL city...

One free ticket within the continental U.S., and no more than three days to skip out on my job in Los Angeles...well where else could I go?

Chicago is a revelation. A big, marauding bully of a town standing sentinel over the center of America, the Windy City is all you've been told. Gritty, urbane, progressive, and waaaaay stylin'!

For real, these cats know how to dress. New York could take tips. I'm serious.

Chi Town had been on my list for years, and she didn't disappoint. Well, the El was a bit of a downer...rapid transit?! My ass...

Short of the rickety old trolleys, Chicago represents the best of what an American city can be. She's proud, innovative, hard working(hard drinking), and oblivious to what YOU think of HER.

I think I'm in love.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Urbane, Stylish, Just plain cool
  • Cons:Cold Winters, Aging mass transit
  • In a nutshell:Hi. My name's Giles. You available?
  • Last visit to Chicago: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 20, 2008
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  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    It's too bad that there aren't more hotels in the neighborhoods, but most visitors like to stay on the Mag Mile. You might be interested in this website for some of Chicago's early architecture ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/Tours...


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