Chicago

It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago — she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time. ~ Mark Twain
See also, Chicago (2002 film).

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is a North American city located in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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They have the time. The time or their life; I saw a man. He danced with his wife. In Chicago, my home town. ~ Fred Fisher
I came to discover that Chicago is that most American of American cities. ~ Barack H. Obama II
Chicago has a long history of police violence and torture, with the full support of the ruling Democratic Party. ~ George Marlowe

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  • Once you've come to be a part of this particular patch, you'll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.
    • Nelson Algren: Chicago: City on the Make

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  • They have the time
    The time or their life
    I saw a man
    He danced with his wife
    In Chicago, my home town.

KEdit

  • Once there were old bosses. Now there are new bosses. And shopkeepers still keep their mouths shut. Tavern owners still keep their mouths shut. Even billionaires keep their mouths shut.
  • I have struck a city — a real city — and they call it Chicago… Having seen it, I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

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  • I came to discover that Chicago is that most American of American cities, but one where citizens from more than 130 nations inhabit a rich tapestry of distinctive neighborhoods. Each one of those neighborhoods -- from Greektown to the Ukrainian Village; from Devon to Pilsen to Washington Park -- has its own unique character, its own unique history, its songs, its language. But each is also part of our city -- one city -- a city where I finally found a home.

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  • In Chicago, the republicans needed the Negro vote to elect their whole ticket, so a nigger was nominated for judge and elected.

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  • I tried not to make judgments. These people were doing something important, all of them. They were testing ways whereby people didn’t have to live in Chicago. That was a wonder to me. I had thought Chicago was inevitable, like diarrhea.
    • John Varley, The Persistence of Vision in Nebula Winners Fourteen, p. 4.

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