Archive for the Chicago Category

Things Chicagoans Say

I’m guilty of uttering a few of these clich√© phrases back in my Chicago days. Heck, I still say a few of them now.

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Eastbourne Airshow 2011

Being at the Eastbourne International Airshow yesterday reminded me of being at the Chicago Air and Water Show along the lakefront! It also made me realise that while I am content with where I am now, I miss Chicago and perhaps shouldn’t have run away. Because really, that’s what I did — run away from the problems and challenges I was facing then. So here now, when things are getting hot and heavy, vowing not to run away from London. I need to make every effort to sort things out here and now. Moving to another location, while very attractive, […]

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Missing Chicago

When I read statements like the one below by actor James Ellis, I get really homesick for Chicago. Take Manhattan, glam it up, give it better shops and friendlier people, and you’ve got chit-town. Btw, for those of you still in Chicago, did you know the following? Chicago is not known as the windy city thanks to a daily hurricane blowing through its streets. The phrase was actually coined to describe the city’s notoriously corrupt politicians and the amount of bull they spouted. Though it has to be said, it does get bloody cold in winter. I had no idea […]

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Chicago Schools Failing

The Chicago Public Schools spends hundreds of millions of dollars trying to educate children in the city, yet the schools continue to fail. How sad. OF 100 CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL FRESHMEN, SIX WILL GET A COLLEGE DEGREE By Jodi S. Cohen and Darnell Little, Tribune staff reporters. Tribune staff reporter Tracy Dell’Angela contributed to this report Published April 21, 2006 Of every 100 freshmen entering a Chicago public high school, only about six will earn a bachelor’s degree by the time they’re in their mid-20s, according to a first-of-its-kind study released Thursday by the Consortium on Chicago School Research. The […]

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Keep It Fields

I think it would be a real shame if Macy’s who recently purchased Marshall Fields were to go through with plan to phase out this strong regional brand name. For goodness sake, the original store on Chicago’s State Street has been serving customers since 1852. As such, I have signed the online petition emailed to my by a friend asking Macy’s to keep the Marshall Field’s name. Hopefully, a few of you out there who also have fond memories of shopping at this landmark store will also do the same.

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