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Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....  
User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6300 times:

Chicago is Americas greatest city in the world. For the size of the city it is extreamly clean. Michigan Ave is the greatest street in the world in my oppinion. The people there are some of the nicest I have ever met. They always strike up conversation with me when I'm taking the "L" somewhere, epecially on the Blue line to ORD or Orange Line to MDW. Chicago sports fans are great. Go Cubs! All Chicago sports venues are amazing. Wrigley Feilds friendly confines are the best ever. The shopping is great there, as well as the food (Gibsons steak house is my personal favorite). Cab drivers always seem to know the city as well. But what really, in the end, makes this city is the people. They are the nicest, most friendley people i have ever met in my life. Any of you feel the same way?

Hey Chicagotown...... I love ya!

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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6787 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6294 times:

Chicago is a great town. Always love visiting there and have spent more time there as a non-resident than any other city in the US.

It would damn near be perfect if not for the Bears, Richard M. Daley, and the FIBs driving habits.  Wink


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6278 times:

Southside Chicago is a DUMP (Where MDW is)... TERRIBLE. I will never go there again. EVER!!!

User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6273 times:

Gotta agree with you as well. Chicago is a Wonderfulcity.
Nothing beats walking down the Magnificent mile during evening.
And its so damn clean as well compared other american cities.


User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6256 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 1):
and the FIBs driving habits

FIBs??

Where are you from? What does the B stand for?

Back in Madison, WI we call them FID's for F*cking Illinois Drivers!



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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6252 times:

You might want to edit the typo in your title:

It should read "ZURICH is the best city ever"  

  

BTW: Zurich has actually repeatedly been named as one of the top cities in the world with regard to quality of living: low crime rate, low taxes, short commuting distances, great scenery, great museums and theaters, low unemployment rate, etc.....

[Edited 2005-09-26 23:57:55]

User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6225 times:

Chicago is a really nice city (my birthplace  Smile)

...I just wish the weather was better...



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6787 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6217 times:

Quoting NUair (Reply 4):
FIBs??

Where are you from? What does the B stand for?

Back in Madison, WI we call them FID's for F*cking Illinois Drivers!

Milwaukee--and I've always heard it called FIBs: Fucking Illinois Bastards.  Smile

But they have a hell of a nice town.


User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6210 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 7):
Milwaukee--and I've always heard it called FIBs: Fucking Illinois Bastards

Hmmm must be a regional thing. I wonder what they call em in Indiana and Iowa?

Quoting Slider (Reply 7):
But they have a hell of a nice town.

I usually never made it any further south than Six Flags  Smile



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6787 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6202 times:

Quoting NUair (Reply 8):
Hmmm must be a regional thing. I wonder what they call em in Indiana and Iowa?

"The big city", LOL!

I've never heard it called that, including people in Madison- I thought the whole state called them FIBs. Hell, up north at our lake place they did too. Even in the U.P.!

Quoting NUair (Reply 8):
I usually never made it any further south than Six Flags

Copy that! Lovely Gurnee. Still, keep going south and spend a weekend downtown. Chicago rocks.


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4508 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Chicago is Americas greatest city in the world

Are you implying that America has other cities in the world that are not in the United States? If so, you need to get off whatever you're on!

If you're implying that Chicago is the greatest city in the world, I have the same commentary to make!

If you're saying its the best city in the US then that might be up for debate.



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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6159 times:

No city that would elect TWO mayor Daley's can be that great. But then again, I doubt either was really elected.


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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6147 times:

Hell yeah!!After three years there, still go to visit once a year.  Smile

Mike



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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3033 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6146 times:

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):

Boohooo, whaaa!! whaaaa!!!! Ok buddy you should take another look.  sarcastic  The southside is not bad as you make it look, especially around the area MDW is at. You should take a look at the worst parts of the city. Maybe you should come along with me for a ride, but we are taking public transportation and walking around the neighborhoods, lets see where you want to spend the most time looking.


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6136 times:

I LOVE Chicago! I definitely agree... Chicago is by far the nicest major American city. Much cleaner and more livable than New York. Beautiful too, especially in the summer.


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
The people there are some of the nicest I have ever met

Yeap

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Chicago sports fans are great.

ALMOST as INSANE as Packer Fans...

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
well as the food

I got at LEAST 30 of my 'extra' pounds from the ORD area

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Cab drivers always seem to know the city as well.

 rotfl  yeah, right whatever. I have seen a cabbie loose his badge, and I was in a cab with a guy who SHOULD have lost his for pulling over while the meter was running and trying DESPERATELY to look up the address WE knew how to direct him too. We made him go back to ORD, and the guy working the cab stand realized the dumbassed cabbie was going to try and charge us for bringing us back he reached in and SLAMMED the meter off to reset it.

Yeah, the people, and the money and the food are great. But damn those terminally long days of overcast that seem to never end. Not good for those used to waking up to the sun 360 days/year.


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9304 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6091 times:

Yes, Chicago is the best city ever. I agree with you on that.

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Michigan Ave is the greatest street in the world in my oppinion

You should go there for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival & Parade

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Wrigley Feilds friendly confines are the best ever.

Agreed. I've been to almost every major baseball stadium in the country and have to say Wrigley Field is the best one of them all. There is nothing like seeing a game there. You could put 1,000 grandma's out on the field having a knit off and it would still be awesome, just because it's Wrigley Field.

Soldier Field is an incredible place in and of itself, too.

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):
Southside Chicago is a DUMP (Where MDW is)... TERRIBLE.

I'd rather be om the south side of Chicago than in Kenosha.



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6069 times:

Chicago's skyscrapers are nice to look at - that is the reason I like Chicago very much.


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User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2042 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

Chicago is cool.

I have an Aunt who lives in Glen Ellyn. My wife and myself were up there this HOT DRY summer for "Taste"...

Taste was great... City was clean, road the train from the west to downtown, but I must admit, we left Saturday morning, and that night, 24 people where shot in 12 hours, one being one block from the "taste" site.

This, after how much we were talking about how safe we felt downtown..

Still, nothing like the view from the Sears Tower...



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6056 times:

I just wanna visit O'Hare for some spotting.

I watched a program on it once on Discovery Channel.

Just amazing. The shear size and traffic numbers!

Martin


User currently offlineDaddiesSecret From Niue, joined Sep 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6037 times:

Definately the best city I've visited in the USA. Here's why:

1. Wonderful people.
2. The Lakeshore beach during a nice day.
3. The view from the John Hancock centre.
4. The underground walkway with the funky lights in the United terminal at O'hare.
5. A trip on the el through the loop.
6. Meigs Field (R.I.P.)

However, I wasn't impressed at being lost in Cabrini Green.


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

Ooooh! I LOVE Chicago!!!
We always try to go in the winter time to see snow! I love the Ralph Lauren Polo Bar. We have great memories of that coffee bar place called Cozie. Adore the lake side, Michigan Ave, Navy Pier, Sears Tower, The Hancock Building, etc, etc, etc. I could go on forever! The only other city that even came close to me liking so much was San Francisco. To bad SFO is so darn far away for us!


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User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5987 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 21):
We have great memories of that coffee bar place called Cozie.

"We own and operate over 80 fast casual restaurants under the master-brand Cosí and our sub-brand Cosí Downtown in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Cosí restaurants are all-day cafés that feature signature bread and coffee products in an environment that changes throughout the day. Cosí restaurants offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner, and dessert menus full of creative, cravable foods and beverages."

Are you sure its not Cosi's, which is a chain of places throughout the US that was founded in New York City?

"The doors of the first Cosi Sandwich Bar opened February 1996 on NYC's 52nd Street off Third Avenue. Its mission? Offer fresh, delicious sandwiches and great, fast service to busy New Yorkers. The result? Ever longer lines of delighted customers, a Zagat's #1 Rated Sandwich in NYC award, and the clear message that New York - and beyond - needed more Cosi's. "

http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir...site.zhtml?ticker=COSI&script=1500



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5978 times:

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):
Southside Chicago is a DUMP (Where MDW is)... TERRIBLE. I will never go there again. EVER!!!

MDW is nowhere near the southside.

Quoting NUair (Reply 4):
FIBs??

Where are you from? What does the B stand for?

Back in Madison, WI we call them FID's for F*cking Illinois Drivers!

I hate Wisconsin hehehe, I lived in Marshfield for 3 years and Madison for 1. You guys cant drive for shit, your cops suck my polish ass and give speeding tickets like they were candy bars and they pray on Illinois drivers. Sorry, but Wisconsin people are the WORST drivers in the Union.  Silly


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 23):
Sorry, but Wisconsin people are the WORST drivers in the Union

Hey, aren't you in DAB now? Try driving down to South Florida and you'll see that Wisconsin drivers probably aren't so bad after all.
Why is everyone praising Soldier Field and Wrigley conveniently omitting the shithole U.S. I Don't Know What My Name Will Be Tomorrow Field and the outdated United Center?
Chicago is pretty decent in many aspects, though I wouldn't call it America's best city. That distinction goes to Milwaukee.  duck 
Nobody I met while I was in Chicago can actually be considered friendly, but obviously it wouldn't be fair to say they are not friendly at all. I'd be willing to give Chicago another shot, maybe with someone who's from there and knows where to go and what to do.


25 Post contains images Slider : Maybe if the FIBs would slow down from supersonic and learn to drive themselves, they wouldn't get so many tickets. Gotta keep that revenue flowing,
26 QuestAir : Chicago is a great city, and its architecture is, in my mind, outstanding. The skyscrapers look great at night! I remember the last time I was there i
27 Post contains images NUair : Except for the fact that they screw us Wisconsin drivers and our free highways over with these... Welcome to Illinois!
28 Post contains images Senorcarnival : Images hosted by Tripod???
29 Post contains images CactusA319 : Yup, the Chi definitely ranks up there with the top cities in the US. I love it and can't see myself living somewhere else (altough I could do without
30 Senorcarnival : But getting to MDW by driving down Cicero is far from a scenic drive.
31 CactusA319 : I'll give you that one. Try driving from the Northside to MDW on Cicero, it's extremely ghetto. However once you get past 47th St. the scenery improv
32 FlyboyOz : well...I agree with you. I went to Chicago last month and stayed with suburbs where local americans live. You should see them and how they live. When
33 NWOrientDC10 : "Chicago Chicago that toddlin' town, Chicago Chicago, I will show you around. I love it, bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago, Chic
34 Post contains images StevenUhl777 : I was there in June for a long weekend, and had incredible weather. Saw Michigan City, Indiana and Gary from the top of the Hancock Bldg. Hancock is b
35 BA380 : Chicago is one of my favourite US cities. It is so much more chilled and less hectic than NYC and yet has loads of great things to do. Always enjoy dr
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