Life in the city: January 2008 Archives

It appears the days of my trolling the neighborhoods for weekly dispatches are about over.

Will you miss me like I'll miss you?

Where's Mine?

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t's been 40 years since Mike Royko suggested Chicago take on a new motto, Ubi Est Mea -- "Where's mine?"

Still, loads of city politicians continue to live up to Royko's maxim by making sure any good they do for the city also benefits a buddy, crony, lackey, lover or blood relative.

Take the fancy new brick homes springing from the old iron plant on the wrong side of the tracks at 105th and Vincennes in Ald. Howard Brookins Jr.'s 21st Ward.

Stolen from the internet,\ here's: Ten Things You Can Do While Smoking Outside Besides 'Smirting'

Are you a SMIRTER?

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Are you a smoker and a — a Smirter — who's found that the smoking circles outside bars since the state smoking ban went into effect Jan. 1?

Tell us your smirting success story and share your best smirting pick-up line, here.

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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