There are times when Chicago can feel like an independent small nation (hey, if Liechtenstein can pull it off). And should Chicago ever secede from the Union to create the United Federation of Ditkaland, the first thing it would need is its own currency. Surely the most important dilemma would be deciding which local iconic faces go on which denominations. We went ahead and created some dollar bill and coinage mock-ups, feel free to spend these at the next cash-only bar you’re in.
$100: Bill Murray
Chicago’s eccentric genius is the Ben Franklin of our time, famous for innovations such as playing 36 holes stoned to the bejeezus on Northern California Sensemilia and crashing bachelor parties to give astute life advice. But while Franklin was developing his “13 Virtues” (which he often failed to live up to) at age 20, Murray was being busted at O’Hare with 10lbs of weed. Neither man is perfect, which is part of the reason we love them.