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Unread 04-10-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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don't forget that famous Chicago hotdog!!!
Is there a reason you smack yourself in the head at the end of every post? Either you think it helps affirm your retarded opinions as fact, or you have some type of mental disorder.

Be careful out there!

 
Unread 04-10-2009, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Oahu
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and the pizza - that is more like a quiche
Is that supposed to be an insult? I miss Chicago pizza more than anything else about the town- holy **** is that pizza good.
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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No, Chicago is not the new Detroit and will not be the new Detroit.

Chicagos economy is entirely too diverse to go through something like Detroit is going through (and has gone through for the past 40 years).
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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No, Chicago is not the new Detroit and will not be the new Detroit.

Chicagos economy is entirely too diverse to go through something like Detroit is going through (and has gone through for the past 40 years).

Yet Chicago's population has been shrinking for the past seven years. This city is dying.
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 07:10 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Yet Chicago's population has been shrinking for the past seven years. This city is dying.
I'd like for you to show me evidence that Chicago is "dying" Dementor.

Nobody who's been to Chicago would truly say something like that.

Typical Dementor attitude. Posting erroneous facts without any evidence to back it up. Quite parochial if you ask me.

Now smack yourself on the head again and keep doing it until you feel wheezy.
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I'd like for you to show me evidence that Chicago is "dying" Dementor.

Nobody who's been to Chicago would truly say something like that.

Typical Dementor attitude. Posting erroneous facts without any evidence to back it up. Quite parochial if you ask me.

Now smack yourself on the head again and keep doing it until you feel wheezy.
Anecdotal evidence doesn't match up to the actual population data... or the high crime rates, while other big cities are going down, etc.
Improving a city for the current residents has nothing to do with population.
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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Yet Chicago's population has been shrinking for the past seven years. This city is dying.

I highly doubt that a "dying city" would be among the 4 finalists for the 2016 Olympics. The IOC doesn't normally consider "dying" as a positive quality for a host city.
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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I'd like for you to show me evidence that Chicago is "dying" Dementor.

Nobody who's been to Chicago would truly say something like that.

Typical Dementor attitude. Posting erroneous facts without any evidence to back it up. Quite parochial if you ask me.

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It's population has been shrinking. What other proof do you need?

1960 3,550,4042 -1.9%
1970 3,366,9572 -5.2%
1980 3,005,0722 -10.7%
1990 2,783,7263 -7.4%
2000 2,896,0163 4.0%
2007 2,836,6583 -2.0%

Surely you do not see that in the Loop, this is where most of the city's spend goes but if you venture to Bucktowns, Wicker Parks and other still relatively affluent urban areas you see stores with 30 years old signs that hasn't been repaired since and store fronts that simply look abandoned. This city is slowly dying.
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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It's population has been shrinking. What other proof do you need?

1960 3,550,4042 -1.9%
1970 3,366,9572 -5.2%
1980 3,005,0722 -10.7%
1990 2,783,7263 -7.4%
2000 2,896,0163 4.0%
2007 2,836,6583 -2.0%

Surely you do not see that in the Loop, this is where most of the city's spend goes but if you venture to Bucktowns, Wicker Parks and other still relatively affluent urban areas you see stores with 30 years old signs that hasn't been repaired since and store fronts that simply look abandoned. This city is slowly dying.
If population loss (no matter how large or small) is an indication of a dying city, then many cities are "dying":

Washington D.C.
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Cleveland
San Francisco
Boston
St. Louis
Baltimore
etc...
 
Unread 04-10-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: ITP
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I didn't even bother to read through this whole thread because the OP's question is loaded, full of crap, and meant to incite conflict. I swear to god that most people who create Detroit vs threads are completely clueless about Detroit in general. They are also completely dim when it comes to analyzing local economies and development patterns.

One can clearly see that Chicago is not like Detroit except for the fact that they're both located in the Upper Midwest. Chicago is a thriving metropolis with one of the most vibrant urban cores in the country and an extrememly diverse economy. Chicago is also experiencing a mass influx of people moving back into the city. Seriously there is no comparison between the two--which leads me to my next point.

It seems that whenever people create Detroit vs threads, they're tiptoeing around the big elephant in the room--race! On numerous occasions I've seen silly threads alluding to Detroit when talking about a city having a large urban, black population.
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