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Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
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The Cool Kids are Chicago. Me being from Michigan is a part of that dynamic.
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My wife is from Chicago, and every time we go, I just love it. I love the restaurant scene, and people here are so into the food. It's one of the most exciting food cities in the country.
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Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it.
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There's no other place that exemplifies a fanatic as much as Chicago. I feel like sports fans have bred out of Chicago.
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I must confess a shameful secret: I love Chicago best in the cold.
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I'll always identify as a Chicagoan; if it wasn't so cold, I'd be there forever.
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I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college.
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I don't have any great love for Chicago. What the hell, a childhood around Douglas Park isn't very memorable. I remember the street fights and how you were afraid to cross the bridge 'cause the Irish kid on the other side would beat your head in. I left Chicago a long time ago.
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Chicago's like Melbourne - there's a city center, there's public transport, and there's more of a cultural scene.
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The country's top chefs, designers, media personalities and businesses are part of this dynamic city. We know that Chicagoans are used to the highest standards.
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Going to Chicago was like going out of the world ...
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You feel like an ant contemplating Chicago.
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It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago
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I have a home in Arizona. I go a couple months a year, but basically Chicago is my home.
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In 1958, I came to Chicago where I have remained.
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As a city, Chicago really affords me an environment that I am really happy creating in. It's an easy place to live in a lot of ways; it's a great community to be making music in.
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The people of Chicago are a proud people - and for good reason.
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Many visitors to Chicago know the Loop, the shops on the Magnificent Mile, and the Museum Campus. Meanwhile, much of the bustle is in the developing neighborhoods around the Loop: North, South and West.
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I'm from Chicago and it's a huge influence on me.
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I love Chicago. It's such a great town, and it's got great culture and great history, and it's not as extreme as LA or New York, and it's just- it's hard for me for work, because I don't live and work in the same place and that's tough. But I'm- I love it.
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I was actually born in Chicago, and then when I was a toddler, my parents moved to Philadelphia.
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I wouldn't live in Chicago cause it's too conservative, aside for the fact that Oprah Winfrey lives there.
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Chicago gave me more music than any other city in America.
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I live in a beautiful vintage building that was built in the heart of downtown Chicago.
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I love Chicago. It was an awesome place to grow up. It's a big city but it doesn't feel like one. I can't imagine that if I had kids I would raise them anywhere else besides Chicago.
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Have you ever been to Chicago? he asked
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I'm a huge fan of Chicago sports and Chicago food, and I love going home and my family is still there. I guess it's pretty easy to have a normal life in Chicago.
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I was born in Evanston, about three blocks away from the Chicago border. My mother, at the time, was finishing her Ph.D. in African History at Northwestern University. Soon after my birth, my parents split, and my father moved to Wicker Park, which is on the north side of the city.
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Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds worse.
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I really don't know the Chicago School. You see, I never walk. I always take taxis back and forth to work. I rarely see the city.
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Let me tell your something. I'm from Chicago. I don't break.
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I grew up in Chicago, but when I was 12, I came to New York because I was doing an episode of 'Law & Order.'
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Chicago's such a great city because it's got so many different brilliantly architecturally looking buildings, and you can really modify that city.
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Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values
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It's very freaky in Chicago.There's something in the water there, I don't know what it is. But the actual word Chicago means, in the Indian language, garlic. It was just garlic and mosquitoes there.And that is the roughest city on the planet, and I been to every place in the world.
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We have not really advertised Chicago internationally.
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When I first started writing, I wrote a book called 'Bruiser,' and it was pretty much set in Chicago.
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There's no greater city between Memorial Day and Labor Day than Chicago. It's the single best summer city in America.
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I think Chicagoans have a great set of values. You know what I mean? Kindness. Morals. Ethics. People in Chicago do the right thing. If somebody falls on the street, someone will actually stop and help them up. That doesn't happen in certain other cities.
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Chicago's one of the rare places where architecture is more visible.
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It's always very special for me to work Chicago. Both of the record companies I was with, early on, were based in Chicago. The music was always huge there.
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Gigantic, willful, young, Chicago sitteth at the northwest gates.
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Chicago always hit me as such a gloomy place - I just remember all the snow getting dirty as soon as it would fall, all the decaying brown brick buildings around where we lived, all this soot all over the place.
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When I got to Chicago I had to find my way.
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You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.
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Chicago is a sort of journalistic Yellowstone Park, offering haven to a last herd of fantastic bravos.
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Chicago still remains a Mecca of the Midwest - people from both coasts are kind of amazed how good life is in Chicago, and what a good culture we've got. You can have a pretty wonderful artistic life and never leave Chicago.
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I went and lived in Chicago for a year , and I studied at the police academy.
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Chicago has very few public spaces where people are encouraged to get together. It's partly to prevent riots, and also to segregate a city with a history of racial segregation.
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I've always slightly regretted not taking up Chicago.
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Chicago was a town where nobody could forget how the money was made. It was picked up from floors still slippery with blood.
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I'm from Chicago. My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen.
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Brooklyn, New York, and
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Chicago is not the most corrupt of cities. The state of New Jersey has a couple. Need we mention Nevada? Chicago, though, is the Big Daddy. Not more corrupt, just more theatrical, more colorful in its shadiness.
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I have a place in Chicago and I get there as much as I can ... The city is so unbelievably beautiful. It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease.
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I think the state has some serious problems. Just look at the layoffs going on across the state, not just in Chicago. It affects the middle class. It pushes people down.
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For over 20 years, I have been saying that Chicago is by far one of the greatest food cities in the world.
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Place has always been important to me, and one thing today's Chicago exudes, as it did in 1893, is a sense of place. I fell in love with the city, the people I encountered, and above all the lake and its moods, which shift so readily from season to season, day to day, even hour to hour.
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Chicago is the Great American City, and it was really great to live there during a time of economic expansion and opportunity and growth. I felt like I was living at the center of the world. Unlike New York, no one expects you to be a professional writer.
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I give you Chicago. It is not London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from snout to tail.
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There a great ethnic cuisine available to you in Chicago.
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There's nothing like doing a show at home. When you do a show in Chicago, there's just a certain love that you don't feel anywhere else; it's like home base.
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My roots really instilled Chicago values in me.
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I was perfectly satisfied with the West Side of Chicago when I was in knickerbockers. I hope it was with me.
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I grew up in Dolton, just south of Chicago, about a 20-minute drive from old Comiskey Park.
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I lived in Chicago, but the music I was inspired by was from D. C.
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I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago. The other places don't count. Having seen it, I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages
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I'm from Chicago, my family started a chain of movie theaters in Chicago that were around for 70 years and then one of them became the head of Paramount and the other was the head of production at MGM and we all came out of Chicago.
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I left Chicago many years ago to move to California. You can't help but live a healthy lifestyle here if you want to fit in. I find myself eating chicken and salad and chicken and salad and salad and chicken, like a monk.
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(Chicago is) the only major city in the country where you can easily buy your way out of a murder rap.
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Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
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It wasn't my intention ever to leave Chicago, that's for sure.
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If you stand still in any city long enough, you see everyone pass you by. So you're in Chicago. If you stand on the corner of Belmont and Clark, and you do that for three years, you'll pretty much have seen everybody in Chicago pass that junction.
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I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February.
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I think that what comes through in Chicago humor is the affection. Even though you're poking fun at someone or something, there's still an affection for it.
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What an incredibly beautiful city at night Chicago is. Absolutely beautiful.
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Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.
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Chicago is an exciting place which renews itself. The workshop system encourages close reading and frank discussions of papers and ideas.
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Chicago is an extremely rough place to grow up in. Especially if you're the only brother on the block that's into bumpin' Alanis Morrisette ... So 'You Oughta Know,' I moved to Oregon.
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I was born in Chicago, then I spent most of my youth in Joliet, Illinois which is about thirty minutes south, and I went to a military academy for high school in Wisconsin. Then I went to college, on a basketball scholarship to a small school in Iowa, so I'm like Mr. Midwest.
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So, We're really L.A. based with a secondary base in Chicago.
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What makes my work my own is where I'm writing from. And I feel like I have a million stories to write about Chicago.
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Was there ever a name more full of purpose than Chicago's? ... spoken as Chicagoans themselves speak it, with a bit of a spit to give heft to its slither, it is gloriously onomatopoetic.
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What do you think of Chicago?
Well, the telephone operator woke me up today and said, 'Good morning, Miss Lee. It's eight o'clock, and three below zero.
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I always found the Chicago audience to be a smart, fast-moving, violent and cheerful lot, and it's always good to be back.
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While I've lived in L.A. since 1985, I'll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I'm able.
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The West coast money and the East coast money, in an ever-increasing manner, is finding its way to Chicago.
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[Chicago] is the greatest and most typically American of all cities. New York is bigger and more spectacular and can outmatch it in other superlatives, but it is a "world" city, more European in some respects than American.
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No city embraced privatization more eagerly than Chicago, where I live.
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Welcome to Chicago. This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide.
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It's not a question that people have a very negative image of Chicago. They just don't think about it.
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I'm from Chicago. I think can handle the Valley.
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I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years.
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She knows she is in Chicago. But she does not yet realize that she is in Illinois.
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Milwaukee one of my favorite cites; I think Milwaukee is #1.
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I grew up in Chicago, IL. I've got three siblings.
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Winter came and the city [Chicago] turned monochrome
black trees against gray sky above white earth. Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds
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Chicago," Bright answered sardonically, "is not just a place. It's a state of mind.
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Chicago, with its big newspapers and major broadcasting stations, couldn't have been a better city to start a journalism career.