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Old 06-08-2019, 12:46 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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Chicago is a better destination than NYC in every way.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:18 PM
 
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https://www.theonion.com/city-of-chi...hes-1819579485


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CHICAGO—Promising that every effort would be made to limit the impact on residents’ day-to-day lives, Chicago officials announced Wednesday that a fleet of plows was working around the clock to clear more than 18 inches of fresh bullet casings that had blanketed the metropolitan area overnight.


Sources at the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation confirmed that over 250 ammunition-removal vehicles had been deployed to deal with the knee-deep layer of spent cartridges, which have been steadily accumulating on Chicago’s streets, alleys, and pedestrian walkways since the previous evening.


“Our crews have been out there all night trying to make our roadways passable, but given how quickly the handgun and semi-automatic shells have piled up, it’s going to take some time,” DSS commissioner Charles L. Williams told reporters, thanking the public for its patience while crews made their way across the stricken municipality. “We’re making good headway, but as you can imagine, it’s not an easy job, especially with casings continuing to fall throughout the city.”
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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Sounds like FROM THE -- ONION....
That scene isn't Chicago style housing. It is a East-Coast row-housing block. Chicago has few rows and not solid blocks as this was. Chicago neighborhoods off main streets has its standard green-frontage too.

Facetious it must be or Sarcasm -Onion style .....
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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Sounds like FROM THE -- ONION....
That scene isn't Chicago style housing. It is a East-Coast row-housing block. Chicago has few rows and not solid blocks as this was. Chicago neighborhoods off main streets has its standard green-frontage too.

Facetious it must be or Sarcasm -Onion style .....
The style of housing is beside the point and not necessary to enjoy the humor of the article. Sorry that you missed it Dave.

Being a Baltimore metro area native I recognize the houses as being most likely located in the northeastern part of Baltimore, although other parts of the city or even being located in Philly or Camden are also reasonable possibilities.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Scrapple country
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Completely agree. Mid-Atlantic coast person here. I've loved Chicago any time I've visited.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:25 PM
 
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The style of housing is beside the point and not necessary to enjoy the humor of the article. Sorry that you missed it Dave.

Being a Baltimore metro area native I recognize the houses as being most likely located in the northeastern part of Baltimore, although other parts of the city or even being located in Philly or Camden are also reasonable possibilities.
But for someone who lived in Chicago in my past. That picture instantly I knew and no ..... I don't like the joke. Too many of our cites struggle to fight negative raps. So to me it was not funny. Nor if it was claimed to be Baltimore, or Philly especially.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I love Chicago -- it's my favorite place in this entire country. I try to get up there at least once a year, usually in cool weather months as I detest hot weather, and Chicago can get pretty hot in the summer.

Last time I was there (in March), I discovered this little gem: the American Writers Museum. https://americanwritersmuseum.org/ They had a special exhibit about Bob Dylan, of whom I've been a fan since 1964. I hadn't heard of that museum before, and it was wonderful.

I find something new and interesting in Chicago every time I visit. And the restaurants are amazing!
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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I think Chicago is a great destination as a tourist. I've been several times. I have found the people to be generally friendly and there is so much to do. I do prefer using the L over driving around the city.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:38 AM
 
Location: SF, CA
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The lake shoreline is one of the country's great urban spaces, IMO.
And don't miss the boat tours... and of course the wonderful
collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings out in Oak Park.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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Two airports, both reachable by rapid transit, same with the ballparks. Plenty of restaurants and museums. Most of the crime occurs outside the tourists areas.
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