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Song

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Chef Athlete

Dumb law

Local food Actor

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Iconic store Band

Wilco? Nope.

Concert Album Conductor

Windy city

Daley legacy

Building

madness

DJ Architect

Rapper

Novel

Meet the ultimate champions of Chicago culture, sports and politics

Dancer

Gayborhood Comedian It ain’t Boystown.

Gay moment

Political scandal Dumbest law

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Tournament of

champions Most iconic food

What’s the most iconic Chicago food? Which of our city’s many corruption scandals is the most mortifying? And really, can we finally agree on who was the best athlete to grace a Chicago playing field or court? Narrowing down the contenders via NCAA tourney–style brackets seems like a fair way to pick the ultimate victor, but our choices may surprise you. 1

Italian beef 1

Deep-dish pizza

Deep-dish pizza 2

Chicagostyle hot dog Chicago-style hot dog Chicago-style hot dog

Eli’s cheesecake

1 Honestly, when was the last time you had an Italian beef? [Ed. note: weekly.] 2 The snap of casing, the heat of sport peppers, the crunch of the pickle: Other cities have Uno’s, but the Chicago dog is our true local treasure.

1 Hint: You might not want to bet on Wilco taking the trophy for best Chicago band.

best athlete Michael Jordan, Bulls

Scottie Pippen, Bulls

Dick Butkus, 1 Bears

Brian Urlacher, Bears

Michael Jordan

Bobby Hull, Blackhawks

Stan Mikita, Blackhawks

Scottie Pippen

Billy Williams, Cubs

Stan Mikita

Walter Payton, Bears Hack Wilson, Cubs

Bobby Hull

Sammy Sosa, Cubs

Derrick Rose, Bulls

Walter Payton

Ernie Banks, Cubs

Frank Thomas, White Sox

Sammy Sosa

Gale Sayers, Bears Billy Pierce, White Sox

Bronko 2 Nagurski, Bears

Gale Sayers

Ernie Banks

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Michael Jordan

sStan Mikita

Michael Jordan

Ernie Banks

Walter Payton

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Walter Payton

1 We’re holding that sitcom career against Butkus. Forever. 2 Nagurski is the only player to be an all-pro at three non-kicking positions, but that’s not enough to get by Sayers. 3 Hawks fans could argue this one all day, but Stosh has the stats.

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While March Madness rages, Chicago has its own hotly contested battles.


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Most iconic Chicago film

Medium Cool

The Untouchables Medium Cool

The Untouchables

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Chicago 10

Road to Perdition Medium Cool

The Untouchables

Thief Public Enemies

1

Red Heat The Dark Knight The Dark Knight

Public Enemies

Hoop Dreams

The Untouchables

Child’s Play

Risky Business

Hoop Dreams

Risky Business

Candyman

Adventures in Babysitting

Candyman

Ordinary People 2

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

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Hoop Dreams

Flatliners

The Color of Money Mickey One

Hoop Dreams 8

Chain Reaction Chain Reaction

Mickey One Mad Dog & Glory

The Fugitive

The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers

Above the Law The Fugitive

The Blues Brothers

The Untouchables

Cooley High

The Fugitive The Blues Brothers

The Fugitive

Within Our Gates

High Fidelity

Within Our Gates

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Eight Men Out Call Northside 777

High Fidelity 7

Call Northside 777

High Fidelity

Call Northside 777

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Wicker Park About Last Night… The Breakup

City that Never Sleeps

The Breakup

1 Michael Mann deserves a bracket of his own. 2 Both are iconic suburban movies, but Ferris actually hauls his ass downtown. 3 Two responses to 1919 Chicago scandals: Eight Men Out recounts the Black Sox’s thrown World Series, while Within Our Gates, largely set in the South, was a reaction to the city’s race riots. 4 Chicago 10 remembers the 1968 protests; Medium Cool was actually there. 5 This is the Cabrini-Green commemorative bracket. Candyman uses the projects glibly, but Hoop Dreams beats with the pulse of urban life. 6 You could change High Fidelity’s title to Wicker Park and Wicker Park’s title to High Bullshit. 7 In the battle of Chicago breakup movies, the one with top-five lists comes out on top. 8 Hoop Dreams is not just a movie but life; not just Chicago but America.

Most embarrassing corruption scandal 4 Ogden Gas Company Scheme

Blagogate

Blagogate

Haunted Hall Blagogate

Gambat 1

5 Haunted Hall

gate Blago photo: bottom, Jeff Roberson/ap

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License for Bribes

2

6 Hired Truck

License for Bribes

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Hired Truck

Hired Truck

7 Silver Shovel

1 The 1980s federal corruption investigation proved connections between organized crime in the old 1st Ward, City Hall and the courts. 2 Widespread corruption in the Secretary of State’s office during the ’90s involved DMV employees issuing commercial driver’s licenses for bribes; charges led to some 70 convictions, including former Gov. George Ryan, who’s served about half of a six-and-a-half-year sentence on racketeering, tax fraud, conspiracy and lying to the FBI. 3 In the early ’80s, 50 lawyers and 15 Cook County court judges were convicted after FBI moles bribed judges to fix fake cases and planted wire-taps in judges’ chambers. 4 In 1895, the Gray Wolves, a corrupt clique in the City Council (imagine!), awarded the city’s lucrative gas utility contract to Ogden Gas Company, a fake firm invented by the aldermen. They enticed the previous contract holder to buy up the rights to Ogden. 5 This 1990s federal probe into ghost payrolling centered on 39th Ward Ald. Anthony Laurino, who hired as many as 35 family members and friends. Among the 35 convicted were three aldermen and a state senator. 6 Clout-heavy (and some mob-connected) trucking firms were paid to do little or no city work. An investigation sparked by a 2004 Sun-Times piece yielded more than 40 convictions, including Mayor Daley’s former patronage chief Robert Sorich and former City Clerk Jim Laski. 7 Working as a mole for the FBI in the early ’90s, a Chicago construction-business insider bribed city officials to put his phantom company to work. Convictions included six aldermen, a Chicago water commissioner and the president of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. 8 A bleepin’ golden orgy of shame

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Most important band

Shoes Smashing Pumpkins

Fingers Inc. Crucial Conflict

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Smashing Pumpkins

Cheap Trick

Crucial Conflict

Chicago Cheap Trick

Ministry

Molemen

Cheap Trick Ministry

The Impressions

Ministry The Impressions

Sun Ra’s Arkestra Art Ensemble of Chicago

Wilco

The s Impression

The Impressions

Tortoise

3

2 Wilco

Jesus Lizard

Wilco Naked Raygun

The Impressions

Naked Raygun

Staple Singers

1 Rockford’s a suburb, right? 2 Jeff Tweedy helped shape the altcountry scene, before turning his band into an art-rock ensemble, and later a jam act. 3 Curtis Mayfield’s Impressions rocketed doo-wop out of its teenage phase, experimenting with harmony, rhythm and social commentary to define American soul music.

Staple Singers

John Mahoney John Mahoney Danny Pudi John Mahoney

Bill Murray

Wilco

All-time greatest actor

Francis Guinan Francis Guinan Aidan Quinn

Francis Guinan

Bill Murray 1

Chi McBride Mike Nussbaum Mike Nussbaum

Joseph Jefferson

Vince Vaughn

John C. Reilly Vince Vaughn John C. Reilly

Dennis Franz Jennifer Beals

William H. Macy

John C. Reilly

Francis Guinan

4 Charlie Chaplin

Jeff Garlin Jeff Garlin

K. Todd Freeman K. Todd Freeman

Jeff Garlin

Amy Morton

Bonnie Hunt Laurie Metcalf Laurie Metcalf

Jim Belushi

Jacqueline Williams

Virginia Madsen Jacqueline Williams

John Malkovich 2

Gary Sinise Gary Sinise

Dennis Farina

Amy Morton

John Malkovich

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Gary Sinise Bernie Mac

John Malkovich

Joe Mantegna

Harrison Ford Amy Morton

Amy Morton

William H. Macy

Joe Mantegna Mary Beth Fisher

Amy Morton Amy Morton Joan Allen Joan Cusack Joan Cusack

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William H. Macy

1 Bill, we love you, but two Garfield movies? 2 Our brackets come at a bad time for being John Malkovich—Secretariat’s still fresh in our minds. 3 Morton’s most recent credit: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Reilly’s: Cedar Rapids. 4 Chaplin made a dozen or so silent shorts for Chicago’s Essanay studio in 1915, but only one was filmed here.

Mandy Patinkin William H. Macy William H. Macy

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most important chef Edna Stewart (Edna’s)

Charlie Trotter (Trotter’s)

Grant Achatz (Alinea, Next, Aviary)

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Jason Hammel (Nightwood, Lula Cafe)

Mindy Segal (HotChocolate)

Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi)

Arun Sampanthavivat (Arun’s)

Graham Elliot (graham elliot, Grahamwich)

Jean Banchet (Le Francais) Doug Sohn (Hot Doug’s)

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Bill Kim (Urbanbelly, Belly Shack)

Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat)

Shawn McClain (Green Zebra; formerly of Spring, Custom House)

Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Avec, Big Star)

Rick Tramonto/Gale Gand (Tru)

Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, XOCO, Topolobampo)

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Edna Stewart

Charlie Trotter

Grant Achatz

Doug Sohn

Jean Banchet

Doug Sohn

Grant Achatz

Rick Tramonto/ Gale Gand

Paul Kahan

Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless 5

Jean Banchet

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Grant Achatz

Rick Bayless

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Grant Achatz 1 Soul-food royalty, Stewart served her famous fried chicken and biscuits on Chicago’s West Side for more than four decades (she passed away last June). 2 As chef and proprietor of the legendary Le Francais in Wheeling, Banchet changed how Americans understood French food. 3 Peas/carrots, beets/goat cheese, Tramonto/Gand—until last year, when Tramonto split from Tru for New Orleans. Gand is still a partner at Tru. 4 Trotter’s legend has faded, while Sohn’s has only grown. 5 Bayless trained Paul Kahan. Student has not yet become the teacher. 6 Achatz is known around the world, whereas Bayless is famous in the U.S., Canada…and every village in Oaxaca.

best public art

Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain 1985 Bears

1985 Bears

“The Picasso” 1

Best team 1985 Bears

crown fountain

1995–96 Bulls

1995–96 Bulls

1985 Bears 1959 White Sox

1906 Cubs 1

1985 Bears 2

Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate

Flamingo

2005 White Sox

2010 Blackhawks 1995–96 Bulls

1991–92 Bulls

Alexander Calder’s Flamingo 1 After “The Picasso” was unveiled in 1967, Ald. John J. Hoellen begged the city to replace it with a statue of Cubs great Ernie Banks.

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1991–92 Bulls

2005 White Sox

1963 Bears

1 The year the Cubs set a modern-era record with 116 wins, they still lost the Series to the White Sox. 2 While the ’85 Bears and Jordan’s Bulls set up residency in the hearts and minds of Chicagoans, only the Bears made it permanent. Players from the ’85 Bears are all over this town, but no one writes “where are they now?” pieces about Craig Hodges.

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greatest second city chicago alum

Jack McBrayer Jack McBrayer

Eugene Levy John Candy John Candy

Stephnie Weir Bill Murray

Tina Fey

Tina Fey Tina Fey

Betty Thomas Bill Murray Bill Murray

Rachel Dratch

Dan Aykroyd

Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert Amy Sedaris Bob Odenkirk

Gilda Radner

Bill Murray

Tina Fey

Bill Murray

Steve Carell

Gilda Radner Harold Ramis

John Belushi John Belushi

Steve Carell

John Belushi

Bill Murray

Steve Carell Chris Farley

Robert Klein Robert Klein

Chris Farley Tim Meadows

Fred Willard

Chris Farley

Del Close

Bonnie Hunt

Del Close

Tina Fey

Mike Myers

Del Close Joan Rivers

Mike Myers

Paul Sand

James Belushi James Belushi

Alan Arkin

Del Close

Chris Farley

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Alan Arkin

Tim Kazurinsky George Wendt

Alan Arkin

George Wendt

Severn Darden

George Wendt

Barbara Harris

Shelley Long

1 Kazurinsky barely made this list. He actually barely made SNL: He was cast at the last minute (bumping Paul Reubens). 2 Long earned five Emmy nods (and one win) for her role as Diane on Cheers and Frasier.

best rapper Juice

Malik Yusef Serengeti

Juice

Cap D of 2 All Natural

Twista Vakill

Malik Yusef

Que Billah

Twista

3 No I.D.

Qwel

Common

Cap D of All Natural

Rhymefest

GLC

Lupe Fiasco

Rhymefest

Da Brat

Lupe Fiasco

Common

Twista

Juice 1

Coldhard of Crucial Conflict

Common

Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye West

Common

Twista

Common 1 Famously crushed Eminem in a battle. 2 Practices corporate law. Under his real name, David Kelly, obviously. 3 Long before producing hits for Jay-Z and Kanye, he released the lost gem Accept Your Own and Be Yourself. 4 The bald MC captured life on the West and South Sides like no other, bringing speed, grace, humor and charm, thus setting the standard for Chicago hip-hop.

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Severn Darden


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Best Chicago-set novel The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow The Adventures of Augie March

The Coast of Chicago,

Most legendary concert Björk at Civic Opera House, Oct 14, 2001 Radiohead at Hutchinson Field

Radiohead at Hutchinson Field, Aug 1, 2001

1 Stuart Dybek

The Adventures of Augie March

Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser 2 Native Son

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Radiohead at Hutchinson Field

Nirvana at Aragon, Oct 23, 1993

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Native Son, Richard Wright

The Adventures of Augie March

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair The Jungle

The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros

The Studs Lonigan Trilogy, James T. Farrell

The Jungle The Studs Lonigan Trilogy

The Man with the Golden Arm, Nelson Algren

1 Point taken, it’s not a novel. But it’s still one of the best Chicago fictions of all time. 2 Check out the upset! Wright’s novel may not be as epic, but it’s more enduring. 3 Sinclair’s galvanizing social novel changed the city at the time, but writing like Bellow’s is timeless.

Most infamous sports moment

Shellac + David Yow as the Shellac Pistols at Lounge Ax, 1 Oct 31, 1998

Nirvana at Aragon

6

Radiohead

Rolling Stones at Double 2 Door, Sept 18, 1997

at Hutchinson Field

Rolling Stones at Double Door

Jackson Five at the Sunday Night Amateur Talent show at the Regal Theater, 1967

Grateful Dead at 3 Soldier Field, Jul 9, 1995 Prince at Rosemont 4 Horizon, Dec 12, 1984

Prince at 5 Rosemont Horizon

1 The Jesus Lizard maniac plays Johnny Rotten for Halloween. 2 A venue the size of Mick’s typical dressing room 3 Jerry Garcia’s last gig 4 a.k.a. Allstate Arena, kids 5 The Purple One was at his erotic (and songwriting) pinnacle, stroking a modified guitar until it squirted water on those fortunate ones up close. 6 As Thom Yorke belted “Street Spirit” while the skyline twinkled at dusk, one could sense a wave of mass spine-tingling. No concert has better used the city as a prop.

Signature building 1 Chicago Cultural Center

The Ligues attack Royals first-base coach, 2002

Chicago Cultural Center

Aqua

Steve Bartman Steve Bartman intercepts a catch in the 2003 NLCS Steve Bartman Cubs manager Lee Elia calls fans unemployed motherfuckers, 1983 Lee Elia

The White Sox throw the World Series, earning the nickname Black Sox, 1919

Black Sox

2

Disco Demolition leads to a riot at Comiskey, 1979

Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz introduces Hawkvision, charging $29.95 a month to watch Hawks home games, 1992

1 And you thought it was just steroids. 2 Disco Demolition was actually kind of cool, from a distance.

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Robie House Marina City

Marina City 2

revealing cork, 2003

Bill Sianis and his goat kicked out of World Series game at Wrigley, 1945

Hawkvision

Chicago Cultural Center

1 Sammy Sosa’s bat cracks open,

Steve Bartman

Black Sox

Prince at Rosemont Horizon

Chicago Cultural Center

Willis Tower Willis Tower The Rookery

Willis Tower

Louis Sullivan’s Carson Pirie Scott Crown Hall

Carson Pirie Scott

1 Boston-based architecture firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge won the competition for the Chicago Cultural Center after designing the Art Institute of Chicago. 2 Serving Chicagoans is more important than dominating the skyline: The Chicago Cultural Center, beautiful inside and out, attracts locals to its exhibitions, concerts, lectures and café.

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Most memorable chicago-set TV character

J.J. Evans (Good Times)

Dr. Robert Hartley (The Bob Newhart Show)

Balki Bartokomous (Perfect Strangers)

J.J. Evans

Punky Brewster (Punky Brewster)

Steve Urkel (Family Matters) 1

Dr. Mark Greene (ER)

Al Bundy (Married…With Children)

Steve Urkel

Punky Brewster

J.J. Evans

Charles “Corky” Thatcher (Life Goes On)

Al Bundy

Steve Urkel

Steve Urkel 2

Defining Daley

Autocratic approach to City Council Autocratic approach to City Council

“Butt”

2

“I’m pro death! I’m a deathpenalty opponent!” “Butt” Autocratic approach to City Council

“They have cut state mentalhealth facilities all over the state. That is state money. Underline that. S-A-T-E money.”

Tax-increment financing misuse

Autocratic approach to City Council

3

O’Hare expansion O’Hare expansion

“Scrootened” “Scrutiny? What else do you want? Do you want to take my shorts? Give me a break…. Go scrutinize yourself! I get scrootened every day.”

Meigs Field destruction

5

Millennium Park

Parkingmeter lease

Millennium Park Green 1 initiatives

Millennium Park Millennium Park

Downtown theater district

Parkingmeter lease

misstep

accomplishment

Autocratic approach to City Council

2016 Olympics bid 4 Bad budgeting

Cronyism Downtown theater district

Streetscaping

Bad budgeting

Bad budgeting

1 The green roof movement; promotion of LEED certification for buildings 2 Using tax-increment financing—taxes set aside to improve “blighted” areas—to fund development in prosperous ’hoods 3 The acquisition and destruction of properties in Bensenville by using eminent domain 4 The city faces a $654 million budget gap as Daley leaves office. 5 Mayor Daley’s iron-fist rule over the City Council begets everything else in his tenure—his greatest accomplishments and his most scarring failures.

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“It’s been very effective. [Picks up gun from press conference table.] If I put this up your butt, you’ll find out how effective it is.”

abuse of power

Quote

1 Family Matters was a spin-off of Perfect Strangers. 2 Consider how often the painfully awkward nerd’s namechecked in raps, including Common’s “Two Scoops of Raisins,” Kid Cudi’s “Cudi Spazzin’” and Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy.”


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Most significant milestone in chicago lgbt history Henry Gerber

Chicago civil-rights attorney Pearl Hart (1890–1975) spends her lifetime defending gay civil rights and cofounds the Chicago Mattachine Society in the 1950s. German-born immigrant Henry Gerber establishes the first gayrights group in 1924.

Henry Gerber

drag ball

The Near North Side becomes a center of gay activity during the Roaring Twenties. Variety reports 35 “pansy parlors” by 1930. African-American Alfred Finnie launches the first drag ball on the South Side in 1935.

Pride Parade

Pride Parade 2

Pride Parade

Howard Brown

1 Illinois strikes down its antisodomy laws in 1961 (repeal effective January 1, 1962).

The Gay Liberation Front organizes the first Pride Parade in 1970. Howard Brown, the Midwest’s largest LGBT health organization, opens in 1974. Chuck Renslow establishes International Mr. Leather in 1979.

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Official gay ’hood

Reeling, the secondoldest LGBT film festival, debuts in 1982. Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Official gay ’hood

Human Rights Ordinance in 1988.

Chicago begins the first municipally funded Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1991. Larry McKeon becomes Illinois’s first openly gay state legislator in 1996.

Official gay ’hood

Official gay ’hood

Chicago becomes the first U.S. city to designate a gay neighborhood when Mayor Daley sanctions North Halsted Street’s pylons in 1998. Tom Tunney is elected as the city’s first openly gay alderman in 2003.

Tom Tunney

Gov. Pat Quinn signs the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act in 2011.

1 As groundbreaking as it sounds, the striking down of Illinois’s antisodomy laws was more about revising criminal codes than gay rights. 2 The first Pride Parade happened in Bughouse Square in the Gold Coast. It moved to Clark and Diversey the following year. 3 Chicago was the last major U.S. city to enact a human-rights ordinance protecting gays and lesbians. 4 We were the first city to officially tell the world, “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it.”

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Wilco Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica

1

Wilco Stevie Wonder Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius

Liz Phair

Bo Diddley

Liz Phair Exile in Guyville

Slint Spiderland

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones 12x5

Bo Diddley

Sunny Day Real Estate Diary

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley Bo Diddley

3

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Is on Top

Chuck Berry

Rodan Rusty Mayor Harold Washington establishes the Advisory Council on Gay and Lesbian Issues in 1987. 3 Chicago passes the

Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

Most legendary album recorded in chicago

Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Chuck Berry

Big Brother & the Holding Company Big Brother & the Holding Company Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Smashing Pumpkins 2

Chuck Berry

Stereolab

Sun Ra Super-Sonic Jazz Curtis Mayfield Ahmad Jamal At the Pershing: But Not For Me Curtis Mayfield Curtis

Curtis Mayfield

1 Isaac Brock was jumped and had his jaw broken outside the studio. The band spent the healing time adding layers and layers. 2 Sorry, Siamese Dream was recorded outside Atlanta. 3 On Top wins by a Pomade-slicked hair. Bo brought the killer shuffle, but Chuck swaggered with menace, innuendo, humor and more than enough riffs for the Brits to rip off.

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Cajmere (Green Velvet)

Felix Da Housecat

Cajmere (Green Velvet)

Ron Hardy DJ Pierre Ron Hardy

Ron Hardy

Ron Hardy 1

Frankie Knuckles Frankie Knuckles Marshall Jefferson

Frankie Knuckles

Mark Farina Derrick Carter 1 The term house may have come from Frankie Knuckles, but when he left for New York in the ’80s, it was Hardy’s kinetic energy and reputation that solidified the genre. His sets at the Music Box are the stuff of legend.

Derrick Carter

Most influential kids’ musicians Justin Roberts Justin Roberts

Jeanie B! and the Jelly Beans

Justin Roberts

Ralph Covert

Ralph Covert Human Tim + Robot Tim

Ella Jenkins

Most influential dance figure Joseph Holmes, dancerchoreographer, company founder

Ruth Page

Ruth Page, ballet and opera dancerchoreographer Shirley Mordine, founder of the Dance Center of Columbia College

Ruth Page

Shirley Mordine

Sybil Shearer, modern dancerchoreographer Katherine Dunham, author, activist, teacher and choreographer

Ruth Page

Katherine Dunham

Ann Barzel, critic and historian Katherine Dunham Lou Conte, founder of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Gus Giordano, jazz-dance choreographer, company founder

Gus Giordano

BEST ICONIC ATTRACTION Wrigley Field

World’s Columbian Exposition’s White City Art Institute of Chicago’s lions

World’s Columbian Exposition’s White City

Elevated Loop tracks Elevated Loop tracks

Elevated Loop tracks

Elevated Loop tracks

Navy Pier Ella Jenkins

Ella Jenkins Little Miss Ann

Ella Jenkins

House of Tomorrow Fort Dearborn

Laura Doherty

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Navy Pier

Laura Doherty Mr. Singer and the Sharp Cookies

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most influential DJ


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Best nonfiction book about cHICAGO The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

biggest contribution to the food world Kraft American Singles

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Molecular gastronomy

Division Street: America by Studs Terkel

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Molecular gastronomy

Boss by Mike Royko

Twinkie The salad bar (popularized by R.J. Grunts)

Boss by Mike Royko

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

most commanding conductor Sir Georg Solti

The Twinkie The Twinkie

Best chicago-born store Marshall Field’s

Marshall Field’s

Sir Georg Solti Carson Pirie Scott

photo: left, Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim

Sir Georg Solti

Daniel Hege

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Crate & Barrel

Sir Andrew Davis Sir Andrew Davis

Sears Sears 1 Both the CSO and its audience revered the Hungarian baton wielder as a gentleman and a peerless artist whose poise in performance during his 23-year tenure was unequaled. The skeptical might investigate Solti’s complete Mahler recordings or his Ring Cycle with the Symphony.

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Wilco, “Via Chicago”

Spoon, “Chicago at Night” Wilco, “Via Chicago”

Wilco, “Via Chicago”

Rhymefest, “ChicagoRillas” Rhymefest, “ChicagoRillas”

1

Merle Haggard, “Sidewalks of Chicago”

Bee Gees, “Living in Chicago”

Soul Coughing, “Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago” Bee Gees, “Living in Chicago” Graham Nash, “Chicago”

Merle Haggard, “Sidewalks of Chicago” Merle Haggard, “Sidewalks of Chicago”

1 There’s something inescapably inauthentic about a Californian singing of “Harland High School” and the “West Side Mission Home” at “109 West Charlotte.” Hell, that latter address doesn’t even exist. But Haggard didn’t have Google Maps, only crocodile tears of whiskey and a convict’s heart.

Merle Haggard, “Sidewalks of Chicago” Freddy Cole, “On the South Side of Chicago”

Most iconic playwright

Lorraine Hansberry

David Mamet

The El (The Blues Brothers, Risky Business, Running Scared, The Fugitive) Lake Shore Drive (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Risky Business, When Harry Met Sally [in the wrong direction]) Daley Plaza (The Blues Brothers, The Fugitive)

Wrigley Building (Call Northside 777, Road to Perdition, virtually any movie with a skyline shot)

LaSalle Street canyon (The Untouchables, The Dark Knight)

Tower Town (late 1920s– mid-1930s)

LaSalle Street canyon LaSalle Street canyon

Tower Town

East Lakeview

Rebecca Gilman (Spinning into Butter)

Old Town (1970s–’80s)

Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun)

East Lakeview (early 1980s– present) Wicker Park/ Bucktown (late 1980s– present)

East Lakeview

Wicker Park/ Bucktown

Andersonville (late 1980s– present)

South Shore (1970s– present) Andersonville

Tracy Letts (August: Osage County)

Andersonville (late 1980s– present)

Brett Neveu (Do the Hustle)

Rogers Park (late 1970s– present)

Andersonville

Tracy Letts

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LaSalle Street canyon

Wrigley Building

best gayborhood

David Mamet

David Mamet

Daley Plaza

The Green Mill (Thief, The Dilemma)

Tanya Saracho (El Nogalar)

Ben Hecht (The Front Page)

The El

Wrigley Field (The Blues Brothers, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

South Loop (late 1920s– mid-1930s)

David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross)

The El

University of Chicago (Flatliners, Chain Reaction, The Fugitive [briefly])

Jackie Taylor (The Other Cinderella) Jackie Taylor

Lorraine Hansberry

Most iconic film locations

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Photo: bottom left, Brigitte Lacombe

Best songs with “Chicago” in the title (that Frank Sinatra did not sing)