Cartoons on Channel 32. WLS with Larry Lujack. The Museum of Science and Industry. Deep dish pizza. Cubs games. Marshall Fields. Marriott's Great America. As a kid growing up just across the border in Wisconsin, Chicago loomed larger than life, like a cooler, older brother who'd gone off to college.
40 years later, I still love the city's mix of cosmopolitan gleam with Midwestern approachability. This series of classic Windy City storefronts is my tribute to the working-class, no-BS, get-it-done mentality that runs through this town. There’s a little bit of everything, from donuts to cameras to bowling to movie shows to beer. That sounds like a pretty good day here actually.