‘The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History’ is an essential new read.
Happy birthday! It’s no secret that we adore you so much that we named ourselves after one of your mildly insulting knick names.
So, what are you wishing for today when you blow out your 178 candles?
In case you’re stuck, we’ve got a few suggestions.
The Second City
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For a pothole to be filled. Not all of them— let’s be realistic. Just one. —Tim Ryder
That the wet spot on the CTA is actually just snow. —April Cowgur
Global warming (or at least ‘Chicago warming”) —Neal Dandade
Can you wish for season four of GoT to premier right now? You’re powerful enough to get that done. —Erin Lann
That you can sell the “dibs” parking program to Morgan Stanley for another billion dollars. —Tanner Tananbaum
More craft beer for the hard asses who live here year-round. —Casey Whitaker
Less McDonald’s; more Wendy’s… and I guess something about the weather and politics. —Casey Pilkenton
A Whataburger. One of the few things this Texan is having a hard time living without. Would also accept Taco Cabana. —Amy Anderson
A solution to help resolve gang violence and more SONICS! —Ellen Williams
More of those “no guns allowed” stickers —Catharine Savage
No guns at all —Rebecca Sohn
A big wish to silence violence, bring our communities closer and a little more sunshine on your horizon is all that we request. —Dionna Griffin-Irons
That its buddies don’t take it out, get it drunk and leave it at the black site in Homan Square. —Lisa Linke
For Wrigleyville to be taken in the rapture that was supposed to happen four years ago —Becca Taubel
For a storm to take down the Trump building sign with no injuries —Andrew Thorp
Obvi, we should wish for the same thing we wish for very year: a fast-approaching spring and for the Cubs to win the World Series. —Jocelyn Geboy
Endless summers, racial equality and honest politicians… lol j/k MORE DIVVYS! —Peter Kim
A new mayor. —Julie Marchiano