‘That’s the Chicago way’

I’ve been to Chicago twice in my life, but I’ve always had a fascination with the Second City. Eight Men Out is one of my favorite non-fiction books, The Man With the Golden Arm was one of my faves from college (that and Paradise Lost — how’s that for a literary double feature?), and Hemingway came from its suburbs. Did I mention Studs Terkel? Plus I was a huge fan of The Untouchables as a kid (the 1987 Kevin Costner-Sean Connery flick, not the Robert Stack TV series), to say nothing of The Sportswriters on TV. Oh, yeah — I heard about some community organizer from there who’s moving to Pennsylvania Avenue next month, or am I mistaken?

In fact, despite the Bulls and their pizza, Chicago seems, to copy a phrase, like my kind of town.

That said, I can’t even come close to topping this perfectly succinct post about the current state of Chi-town politics from Whiskey Fire. Happy new year.

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One Comment on “‘That’s the Chicago way’”

  1. Laurie says:

    They bring a knife, we bring a gun.


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