Chicagoans are so proud to be from the city of broad shoulders, it sometimes borders on belligerent, but can you blame them? They say if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere, but we think the same can be said for Chicago – only for a different reason. This is the city that has always made it work. I mean they reversed the flow of a damn river. Not to mention, it’s a place that took a devastating fire and turned it into an opportunity to build a city even more poised for greatness.
It throws everything it can at people during the winter and makes them tough enough to live through anything (I mean come on, people here voluntary take shots of Malort).
And when summertime finally rolls around, you know it was all worth it. Summertime Chi just might be sweeter than anywhere else. Not in spite of everything you have to live through, but exactly because of it. Whether it’s the street festivals or going to the beach, the outdoor concerts or a great restaurant or rooftop party at your friend’s, the people here take advantage of the good times, because they know what is waiting for them around the corner.
These are some of the many reasons we love this city and chose it as our headquarters. We want to hear what makes Chicago so special to you.