10. Day drinking
Yes, other cities enjoy day drinking. But when winter finally turns to spring and the outdoor patios start popping up around town just as the shirts turn short-sleeve (or as soon as March 1st rolls around), there’s no place like it in the world.
11. We invented house music
Chicago may be famous for the blues, but we also invented house music (not to mention the skyscraper, the cellphone, and Playboy.) You’re welcome, world.
12. Our architecture
Time to face facts: we have the best skyline in the world. Despite what “others” may think.