...and polls tell me Paul Vallas is likely to be our next mayor.
RE: most beloved Chicagoan - my first thought was also Studs. But it’s probably some athlete, maybe even one I’ve never heard of.
I am voting in the tweet poll mainly to vote against the Dumb Dog tweet. Like the kid seeing the nude Emperor, I protest. The other dog is looking at the Yogurt people!
1. Not everyone is a sports fan, or a football fan... but Walter Payton was the beloved. 2. Hey don't call out politicians like that - leave them in their cold, dark caves - out of sight of human beings.
Studs was 'beloved' by a small group of Literati. Not (unfortunately) by the majority of Chicagoans. Most couldn't differentiate Studs from Royko's Slats Grobnik. As simply "Most Beloved" (not My Fav or Most Important), my vote would go to Tom Skilling.
As a Rockfordian, I may not have the credentials for this questions, but if you're talking beloved, it would HAVE to be Tom Skilling, hands down.
How could we not consider Ernie Banks as the most beloved Chicagoan? The mans was a shoe-in Hall of Famer, and his joy for the game was obvious and unending. RIP, Mr. Cub.
Found a 2006 list of "100 Most famous Chicagoans" and tried to make a subset of those also "beloved". A few you didn't mention: Bill Murray (9) a good option, Ernie Banks (50) even liked by White Sox fans, Gale Sayers (67) class act on and off the field and Bill Kurtis (85) a sleeper in the category. Guess who was number 48? PS's very own, Eric Zorn...
Most beloved Chicagoan is simple: Bozo the Clown. Yes, he’s fictional, but we laughed with him every day at the same time, he wasn’t partisan to North or South Sides, and he appealed to kids and grown-ups alike. How many Chicagoans can you name who didn’t know and love him?
I'm thinking Harry Caray as the most beloved Chicagoan. Reading through your list of possibilities he is the one candidate that caused me to smile, reminisce, and recall some fun moments. He was able to bring laughs to both the South and North Siders during years of frustration. I don't think the others are missed as much as Harry.
I vote for Mike Royko.
Walking in downtown Chicago almost every day, I have to thank Louis Henry Sullivan.
Mavis Staples deserves a nomination at a minimum. I don’t agree with the sports stars—except Walter Payton—since they leave at the first scent of a better deal. If that entity is included Candace Parker should get a seat, but way too many people wouldn’t even know who she is. To be “most beloved of all times” someone would have to be famous. Royko should also get a nomination despite the likelihood that would piss him off.
i predict vallas over johnson by 10+ percentage points. crime, fear of crime, and the propensity of older voters to vote and younger voters not to vote will lead to a lopsided vallas victory.
that said, i predicted clinton over trump in 2016.
Re: R's against human composting. Is there a reason they voted no or did they just vote no as the bill was submitted by a D? Confused here.
We have cats who have their claws. We also have a nail clipper. Clipping does not appear to diminish their ability to dispatch and present us with the occasional mouse. Keeping claws painlessly blunt (admittedly a two-person job) seems to me to obviate most of the arguments for declawing.
Not Studs. You listen to his interviews and they were all about Studs, not the interviewee. I vote for Ernie Banks.