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Bleak winter days fade amid signs of spring

There are 16 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 21, 2009, titled Bleak winter days fade amid signs of spring. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Chicago people spend a lot of time waiting for spring. Grousing about waiting for spring.

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r u kidding

Naperville, IL

#1 Mar 21, 2009
this is journalism at its best. yaaaaaaaaaawn.
dat

United States

#2 Mar 21, 2009
I think the hi guy is a real jerk. I once overheard him telling a blind homeless man, "Maybe if you pray hard enough God will give you your sight back." Not only a nutjob, but completely insensitive.
bill

Glen Ellyn, IL

#3 Mar 21, 2009
Leave it to Schmich to measure spring by the appearance of a gay guy.
byeguy

La Grange, IL

#4 Mar 21, 2009
The Hi Guy sucks...ditto dat. He's just an eccentric that found a gimmick. Now, talk about Vince (Pimp Suit) or Yanni (Walking Dude) and there you'll have real local Chicago "celebrities". I'd rather hear about them.
Jan

United States

#5 Mar 21, 2009
Glad to read that I'm not the only one who found this article boring. Really one of the headlines on the front page. Really.
Justin

Mishawaka, IN

#6 Mar 22, 2009
The Hi Guy was out sweeping up the lakefront trail last week where sand drifts had blown across the trail. They had been there for weeks and the park district had not touched them. I guess Hi Guy was doing the walkers, runners and bikers a favor so they could enjoy spring on the trail without wading through Sahara-like sand drifts.
Southporter

Park Ridge, IL

#7 Mar 22, 2009
It's interesting that the critics all hail from the suburbs. You think this column was boring? How about the places where you all live your lives? Total snooze.
Sucker State

Homer Glen, IL

#8 Mar 22, 2009
Southporter wrote:
It's interesting that the critics all hail from the suburbs. You think this column was boring? How about the places where you all live your lives? Total snooze.
How come Chicagoans feel so threatened? Always saying they are better than the suburbs, always comparing Chicago to New York, complaining that LA is now the number 2 city, etc. Why so insecure?
Chris

United States

#9 Mar 22, 2009
He's not about others, he's about bringing attention to himself. I say hello to everybody I pass on my walks; where's MY news story?:D
Chris

North Chicago, IL

#10 Mar 22, 2009
This is why nobody buys newspapers anymore.
Jennifer

Arlington Heights, IL

#11 Mar 22, 2009
Southporter wrote:
It's interesting that the critics all hail from the suburbs. You think this column was boring? How about the places where you all live your lives? Total snooze.
Hi Guy lives in Arlington Heights.
krebs

Michigan City, IN

#12 Mar 22, 2009
I love the Hi Guy.
fact check

Chicago, IL

#13 Mar 22, 2009
The Hi Guy is on the lakefront path all year long. I saw him out there in January when the temperature was in the single digits.
GMR

Chicago, IL

#14 Mar 23, 2009
Article is lame and should have ended after the 4 "paragraph". But the Hi-Guy rocks!
Keep it up Hi Guy!
Arlington Heights Rules

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 24, 2009
Jennifer wrote:
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Hi Guy lives in Arlington Heights.
Blame where he lives on his poor articles? That's great analysis. You're probably one of those who would say he's a bad writer unless he's at least 6'2".
Bob J

Wilmette, IL

#16 Mar 25, 2009
If only more folks were as civic-minded as Hi Guy. As Justin notes, above, Hi Guy swept the dunes off the bike path. I saw him this morning while I was riding my bike to work and I thanked him. He was finishing up putting a patch into a big hole in the path at the Oak Street curve.

To those who put him down, we should all do as many nice things for others as Hi Guy does. The city and the world would be a much better place.

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