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Poll results: City vs. City #6

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  • One Chicagoland

    22 88.00%
  • Four St. Louises, including four of each suburb

    3 12.00%
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Thread: City vs. City #6: Chicago versus *four* St. Louii

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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    City vs. City #6: Chicago versus *four* St. Louii

    In this corner ... the City of Big Shoulders, the Windy City, the Second City, a real All-American town ... Chicago! Let's not forget the 'burbs, from hioty-toity Winnetka to blue-collar Hammond.

    In the other corner ... not one, not two, not three, but FOUR St. Louises. Also, four Claytons, four Ladues, four East St. Louises and eight O'Fallons.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    lest you forget, Chicagoland is host to about a dozen 'Barrington' s

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    Chi town...hands down.

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    Chicago is (reluctantly) the winner here. I grew up in Glenview (next to Winnetka) and enjoyed it back then. It has sprawled too much. I lived back there for a year in the early 1990's (Deerfield) but could not stand it. Chicago still has some things going for it - Lake Michigan, the Loop, culture, and some good planning and architecture from the past (Burnham, Olmstead, Wright, Sullivan, et. al.).

    Saint Louis could vie as a great place if it could only get something started. It is a jewel in the rough, but could be very charming. I'd love the opportunity to try to make it happen. (hint)

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    This is a weird comparison, but I still choose ONE St. Louis over Chicago!
    ST. LOUIS: The City is Back. Back the City.

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    Howard Roark and his super ego once again grace Mound City. I would aswer the pole but 4 Archs just makes me think of 2 big Mickey D's
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    Definitely Chicago!
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    Definately St. Louis.

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    Four St. Louii?

    I'm not sure how that makes a difference, but my opinion is the same: St. Louis is indeed America's crossroads, but Chicago the quintessential American town: the streetlife, turbulent history, shopping, stock exchange, Sears tower, the fine arts and performing arts, diversity, architecture, stockyards, crime, famous figures, pizza and Wrigley Field. All Americana, all Chicago.

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    Originally posted by Michael Stumpf
    Chicago is (reluctantly) the winner here. I grew up in Glenview (next to Winnetka) and enjoyed it back then. It has sprawled too much. I lived back there for a year in the early 1990's (Deerfield) but could not stand it. Chicago still has some things going for it - Lake Michigan, the Loop, culture, and some good planning and architecture from the past (Burnham, Olmstead, Wright, Sullivan, et. al.).

    Saint Louis could vie as a great place if it could only get something started. It is a jewel in the rough, but could be very charming. I'd love the opportunity to try to make it happen. (hint)
    I'm curious about this "hint hint." What are your plans?

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    Originally posted by Xing500


    I'm curious about this "hint hint." What are your plans?
    Just doing a little job-hunting.

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