May 5, 2006 in Chicago

Missing Chicago

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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 that the nickname for the city had a political reference. I really thought that Chicago was referred to as the Windy City because of the “lake effect” of Lake Michigan.


  1. May 10, 2006 at 12:38 am


    Nope, not a native. Just lived there for 10 years so I felt like a native.

  2. May 9, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    Carlos D Butler

    For some reason, I thought you were a Chicago native. All of us, born and raised here knew that. 🙂

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