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City vs. City #6: Chicago versus *four* St. Louii

City vs. City #6

  • One Chicagoland

    Votes: 22 88.0%
  • Four St. Louises, including four of each suburb

    Votes: 3 12.0%

  • Total voters
    25

Dan

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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.
 

Chet

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lest you forget, Chicagoland is host to about a dozen 'Barrington' s
 

Cardinal

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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)
 

Howard Roark

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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
 

oulevin

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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.
 

Xing500

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Michael Stumpf said:
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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