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Sunday, February 27, 2011


    "It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes; it's dark and we're wearing sun glasses. Hit it!" ~ The Blues Brothers, 1980

    "Chicago was a town where nobody could forget how the money was made. It was picked up from floors still slippery with blood." ~ Norman Mailer, 1968

    "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." ~ H. L. Mencken, 1920

    On October 7, 1997, the Chicago City Council approved a resolution which absolved Mrs. O'Leary's cow of all blame for the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

    "Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it." ~ Claes Oldenburg

    "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, 1883

    "Let the worthy citizens of Chicago get their liquor the best they can. I'm sick of the job -- it's a thankless one and full of grief. I've been spending the best years of my life as a public benefactor." ~ Al Capone, 1927
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