4 reasons ya gotta love Chicago

4 reasons ya gotta love Chicago

There are 19 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 15, 2008, titled 4 reasons ya gotta love Chicago. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Go ahead. Admit it. You love Chicago in the summer. In the winter, well, Chicago has a great personality, as we might say of attractiveness-challenged dates.

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chicagoan

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 15, 2008
lame reasons man!
Del

Wheaton, IL

#3 Aug 15, 2008
I can think of 150 reasons to NOT love Chicago.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#4 Aug 15, 2008
Wow...these were majorly lame reasons. How about these 4:
1) Top Knotch
2) Ed Debevic's
3) Mr. Beef
4) Pizzeria Uno and Due

Yes, I'm hungry.
Ewok

United States

#5 Aug 15, 2008
Del wrote:
I can think of 150 reasons to NOT love Chicago.
you should stay in your suburb.
Irene

Chicago, IL

#6 Aug 15, 2008
Saluki Rod wrote:
Wow...these were majorly lame reasons. How about these 4:
1) Top Knotch
2) Ed Debevic's
3) Mr. Beef
4) Pizzeria Uno and Due
Yes, I'm hungry.
How about:

Navy Pier
The Lake Front
State Street at Christmas (or anytime)
Taste of chicago
4th of July celebrations
Dave

Springfield, IL

#8 Aug 15, 2008
Del wrote:
I can think of 150 reasons to NOT love Chicago.
Lets also added:

1.You don't live in Chicago
2. You can't shop for food and medicine unless you drive (even when you buy stuff on the internet, if you need to return it, you must drive to the post office to mail it)
3. You can't go out to dinner unless you drive
4. You can't come see the Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, and the Bears unless you drive to the Metra station and use Chicago mass transit to get there
5. When your car breaks down and/or your bike is stolen, you are stuck; where in Chicago you have a choice; public transportation, cab, or friend/relative with a car
Spanish-speaking gringo

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Aug 15, 2008
"you should stay in your suburb." Believe me, I do! Two reasons are more than enough for me to despise Da City:(1) The most extreme racism anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line; and (2) The most Gestapo-like fascist thugs for a police department this side of Colombia (for most of you who were educated in the united States, that's a country in South America, which -- being educated in the United States -- you will almost certainly be unable to locate on a map!)
Spanish-speaking gringo

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Aug 15, 2008
...seeing as we haven't invaded Colombia yet, that is! As America's most trusted newsman has well put it, "Invading foreign countries is just God's way of teaching Americans geography."
Sam

Springfield, IL

#11 Aug 15, 2008
Del wrote:
I can think of 150 reasons to NOT love Chicago.
You don't love Chicago, but people from out of state do. I bet you have friends/relatives visiting Chicago right now and you don't even know it.
George

Springfield, IL

#12 Aug 15, 2008
Del wrote:
I can think of 150 reasons to NOT love Chicago.
Let me guess. You are angry because you couldn't get a City of Chicago job hookup. There are lot of people who didn't get a hook up either, but it didn't upset them to a point run to the suburbs.
stan

Evanston, IL

#13 Aug 15, 2008
hey ss gringo...go back to columbia!!
acarponzo

Bolingbrook, IL

#14 Aug 15, 2008
How about:

#1 Crazy high sales tax
#2 Great music festivals
#3 Goofy sounding Mayor
#4 Cool Place to hold a Convention
#5 Bare knuckle politics
Oh!
#6 Home of one of the coolest online instant political polls.
http://www.bop-o-rama.com
"Bop early and Bop often."
Moist

United States

#15 Aug 15, 2008
One more reason. Hot men wearing flip-flops and sandals, exposing their meaty, tender, delicious lickable toes, smooth soles, and tasty heels.

I'M IN HEAVEN!
joey

Skokie, IL

#16 Aug 15, 2008
You read my mind, article writer! I've forwarded this to a bunch of folks outside of Chicago who always have a great time when they visit (usually doing these things) and also to those who have yet to visit. Go Chicago!
Wardell

Chicago, IL

#17 Aug 15, 2008
You don't "gotta love" anything. Decide for yourself.

“WHAT HUMP? ”

Since: Mar 08

Chicago

#18 Aug 15, 2008
I can think of way more reasons not to...

Drive by's
Police shooting unarmed people
Police beating female bartender
Police beating patrons of bar
Police torturing suspects
Polution
Coruption
Highest taxes in the universe
HP Guy

Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 16, 2008
#2 "Free Stuff" - HA! That ain't free.
Welt

Lake Zurich, IL

#21 Aug 16, 2008
Chicago is a rathole. What a bunch of overweight ignorant cretins.

Oh, and your not going to get the Olympics, you'd just embarrass yourselves anyway.
Frenchy

United States

#22 Aug 16, 2008
Irene wrote:
<quoted text>
How about:
Navy Pier
The Lake Front
State Street at Christmas (or anytime)
Taste of chicago
4th of July celebrations
The Lake Front in general for walking, biking, par course, beaches, harbors, golf, driving range, ball games, tennis YES. anything else plus the rest of the list - including xmas time on State Street after your children have grown is TOURIST.

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