I couldn't help but agree with a letter to the editor written by Scott Harrington of Valparaiso. I hate it when people living in Chicago think that's some sort of status symbol or something. It's a city that an FBI agent -- investigating disgraced ex-governor Rod Blagojevich -- referred to as "the most corrupt city in America." So besides your corrupt politicians like Blagojevich, Ryan and Jesse Jackson Jr., what's there to be so proud of about living in Chicago?
Is it the poor condition of your roads and bridges? Is it the traffic congestion or the pollution? Is it the enormously high murder rate or the second highest tax rates of any major city in the country? Then again, it could be that quality baseball team on the north side that hasn't won a world series in 104 years that you're so proud of.
I'll end this by saying, Chicagoans you can have your Land of Lincoln. I'll take my Hoosier state any day of the week.
- Alan Buchko, Lake Station