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“City of kickbacks?”
“In Ditka, we trust?”
If you could rewrite Chicago’s motto — City in a Garden — what would you make it?

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"you can't prove it" or "I know nothing" or "Silence is golden"

e-plurbis Taxum

"UNIFIED TO "SAVE THE CHILDREN"

motto for chicago;

a city united

city of cultures

motto for chicago;

a city united

city of cultures

City on the Take
Tim O'Reilly

New Motto for Chicago - "City run by crooks"

Mike Royko said it best "Ubi est mea" (where's mine?). If Latin is not your thing how about "I know a guy"

America's Most Corrupt City
or
Chicago: Stealing from it's citizens on a Daley basis.
or
Our scumbag mayor will try any publicity stunt to take the attention off of the fact that he is a criminal.

Tabernus Urbs (booted city)

I think someone could design a city "shield" in the shape of a young child. Totally appropriate since Daley seems to use kids to hide behind these days.

I think someone could design a city "shield" in the shape of a young child. Totally appropriate since Daley seems to use kids to hide behind these days.

"Pay to play".

tabernus urbs -- the booted city

Chicago's motto, borrowed from the Three Stooges, without a doubt is:

Dewey, Cheatem & Howe

NEW MOTTO...IF YOU PAY---YOU CAN PLAY

NEW MOTTO...IF YOU PAY---YOU CAN PLAY

WHILE THE MAYOR IS LOOKING FOR NEW MOTTOS WHY NOT JUST CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CITY TO DALEYVILLE AND CHANGE COOK COUNTY TO CLOUT COUNTY THEN WE WILL ALL KNOW WHERE WE LIVE

"La ciudad de santuario"
The Sanctuary City

How about:
Chicago, home of "King Ritchies" well greased machine.

A place of great challenging.

A city of great challenging.

From The Simpsons' Springfield: Corruptus in Extremus

URBS DE CORRUPTO

new motto for chicago "DALEY REX DEUSQUE"

City of childrens future

urbs of liberi postremo

City of children

urbs of liberi

city of children and dreams

urbs of liberi quod somnium

city of indigo children

urbs of indigentia liberi

garden city for children and the arts

ortus urbs pro liberi quod arts

city for children forever

urbs pro liberi forever

freedom for children thru the arts

licentia pro liberi ictus arts

City of Lame mottos. Compliments of Mayor Daley and bda

Royko said it best: "Where's Mine"

city honors children

urbs veneratio liberi

City of dead children....or
guns still rule!

Chicago...come on vacation...leave on probation.

city of children

Screw the tower! I want pizza!

M.O.B/GANGSTER CITY

"If you don't like it, get the f*ck out!"

The new Logo for th ecity should be,mOST LIBERAL AND HIGHEST TAXED XUTY IN THE COUNTRY...come here to get screwed

Chicago is my kind of town...Corruption, gangs, prostitution, drugs, tall buildings, night clubs, mercantile, lake michigan, the mob, daley, white sox, cubs, bears, hawks, al capone, and rezko!

I have the best motto!
Chicago, Home of Gov. Blagojevich, He sucks!

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