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    I was born here
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    All of my family is here
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    It's so big, yet so small
    Everyone knows everyone.
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    Chicagoans are just different
    We're busy, but we know how to chill. We're creative but we have drive. We're graceful, but rugged. We take pride in being Chicagoans.
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    The Cold Winters
    I can layer. I can wear furs. I have to dig out my car when it snows.
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    Summertime Chi
    There's nothing like it. We know how cold it gets, so when the sun shines we act a damn fool. The energy is crazy.
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    CPS
    For all of its problems, it's the reason I am who I am. Lack of geography studies, poor funding, the eclectic pool of students I traveled an hour to attend highschool with, etc...
  8. β€’
    The History
    Bronzeville, juke joints, Chicago blues, Wall of Respect, Chicago Fire, the huge population from Mississippi, and it was founded by a black man. It goes on and on...
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    Our music
    I don't even know where to begin. Curtis Mayfield, Twista, Chaka Khan, Kanye, Muddy Waters and sooooo many more.
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    The L
    I've seen a grown man pee and then fall in it on the train. I've seen a couple fall asleep in each other's arms on their morning commute. I've made such intense eye contact with someone as they exited, i thought I'd fallen in love with them.
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    The Dances
    We have footworking, stepping, the juke slide, etc.
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    The Expressways
    I've found so much solace, speeding down Lake Shore Dr. blasting music late at night. I get so excited when I see the "West Suburbs" sign on I294.
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    The Chicago Bulls
    Jordan is still god here. And I'll never give up on Derrick Rose.
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    The Blues Brothers
    WAS MADE HERE!
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    The Segregation
    It's incredibly segregated. And this creates a lot of issues. However, it does create extremely unique neighborhoods that seem to exist in their own universes.