Chicagoland Archive

What Is Your Oath of Chicagoanship?

Maybe it would help native and newcomer Chicagoans get along better if we had a civic creed to help us tell real Chicagoans from mere Midwestern posers. If you had to raise your right hand and swear your loyalty to Chicago in order to be considered a Chicagoan, what would your oath be? Read More

You Can’t Get There from Here

It doesn't take a grad school education to figure out where you want to go before you get there. And to pick up a map, or a phone, or a laptop and figure out, where you're going. Yes, young St. Louis couple who asked me how to get to Union Station so you could take a train to Wrigley Field, this means you. Read More