Life in the city: April 2008 Archives

“Adventures in Baby Sitting,” or “The Blues Brothers?” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” or “The Untouchables?” Which movie filmed in Chicago is your favorite?

Elwood and Jake

And if you have a story about a movie being filmed on your block, tell us more:


Chicago's city seal says, “Urbs in Horto.” It means “City in a Garden.”

It might not say that for long if Mayor Daley has his way. How do the latin words, “Urbs of Liberi” sound?

“I'm passionate about children. We put too many other things above our children. Children, to me, should be what we stand for here in the city of Chicago,” the mayor said.

“We’re the city of flowers. We’re the city of trees and gardens and all that. I’d like to maybe change that motto to, ‘City of Children.’ I really believe that.”

If you could rewrite Chicago’s motto — City in a Garden — what would you make it?

“City of kickbacks?”
“In Ditka, we trust?”

Give us your suggestions.

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

I think Cubs fans could use some reminding,
That this cloud has a silvery lining,
You might lose the name,
And most of your games,
But you'll have an excuse to keep whining!
-- Sara Gadola

(Konkol note: Sara Gadola is a former Daily Southtown reporter who smartly sold out to become a lawyer years before journalists started getting axed like firewood.)

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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