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    Matchup Chicago - Indianapolis

    Article from USA TODAY: The city matchup
    http://www.usatoday.com/printedition...tot_02.art.htm

    HIGHLIGHTS: Selected from the list -
    Chicago - Indianapolis
    Union stockyards Signature yard Brickyard

    Stretch of Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to the Chicago River Magnificent miles The 2-mile lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Lake Michigan, Chicago River Waterway White River

    Buckingham Fountain at entrance of Grant Park Famous fountains Obelisk Fountain at downtown WWII Memorial
    Nice List.
    Hard to say who is a winner.

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    Well, Indy wins in the "Yard" categaory because the Union Stock Yards in Chicago were dismantled about 30 years ago. It's jsut a large industrial park now.

    But the Mag Mile being compared to a racetrack...please...that's a stretch.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.

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    Chicago has a "Brickyard" too--it's a former unpleasant enclosed mall converted into an unpleasant strip mall.

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    Both midwestern cities (if you include the metro) have done relatively well from an economic growth standpoint. Chicago (core city) has somewhat stagnant industrial growth, but home values in many areas are doing well, new skyscrapers continue to pop up, and it is still viewed as a "cool place to go". Metro Chicago is quite a story.....it just keeps growing and expanding.

    Indianapolis is small in comparison.....but has become a hot spot for service industries, warehousing and distribution (location, location, location).

    I have been to both cities.....Chicago more often than Indy.....and I liked both places.

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