It’s one of the most progressive cities in the world. Shooting is only a sideline. – – – Will Rogers, June 22, 1930

We struck the home trail now, and in a few hours were in that astonishing Chicago–a city where they are always rubbing a lamp, and fetching up the genii, and contriving and achieving new impossibilities. It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago–she outgrows her prophecies faster than she 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 “Life on the Mississippi,” 1883

Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It’s the most theatrically corrupt. – – – Studs Terkel, 1978

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring. – – – Nelson Algren, Newsweek, August 13, 1984

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