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Old 01-14-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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We all know Chicago is so cold 6-months out of a year...

Why can't Mayor get his act together (and instead of spending millions on attracting Olympics), the money could be spent to build a world-class indoor sports facility where the public can go and enjoy during winter time.

Why is that?
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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What exactly are you looking for? Have you checked out the park district website? There are a lot of of indoors pools, fieldhouses, etc. in the city. My daughter has been playing indoor soccer at a park district facility since early November.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I would suppose since you live in Chicago you already know the answer.

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We all know Chicago is so cold 6-months out of a year...

Why can't Mayor get his act together (and instead of spending millions on attracting Olympics), the money could be spent to build a world-class indoor sports facility where the public can go and enjoy during winter time.

Why is that?
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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I love the whole "Chicago is so cold 6 months of the year!!!".

Mid October is 65 degrees on average, and mid April is 60 degrees. How cold is cold?
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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We all know Chicago is so cold 6-months out of a year...
Automatic post fail.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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What exactly are you looking for? Have you checked out the park district website? There are a lot of of indoors pools, fieldhouses, etc. in the city. My daughter has been playing indoor soccer at a park district facility since early November.
I'm a big fan of the neighborhood rec centers run by the Park District. Mine is two blocks away and 50 bucks for every three months to use the weight room. It's adequate and I'm the only one ever in there. The folks who work there are friendly and sensible. Everything is a la carte. If I want use the weight room, I pay for the weight room. If I want to play basketball, I pay for basketball. There is no ridiculous "joiner fee" or anything like that. Different centers have different stuff. Mine has a basketball gym, but no pool. The second-closest one to me has a pool, but no basketball gym.

If you wanted to join a gym in my hometown -- and my hometown wasn't exactly Hicksville -- in order to hit the treadmill and throw up some weights every once in a while in the winter months, your only option was the YMCA, and for those three cold months, you would probably pay 8x as much as I'm paying.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:19 AM
 
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We all know Chicago is so cold 6-months out of a year...
Next time come up with a better opening salvo. This is probably your 40th account. You give yourself away every time.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Next time come up with a better opening salvo. This is probably your 40th account. You give yourself away every time.
And you're on, what, your 5th or 6th screen name now?
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:10 AM
 
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And you're on, what, your 5th or 6th screen name now?
What are you talking about?
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You're not a very good faker.
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