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Drinking Up the Chicago Flag: Star 1

Friday, January 30, 2015 12:00 AM by Liz Garibay

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Whether you’re a born and bred Chicagoan or a transplant who has embraced this great city as your home, one thing connects us all: our flag.

This iconic symbol of our city has been displayed in public and private spaces in its current form since 1939; a version of it was first approved in 1917. It’s seen in places you would imagine and in places you might think unimaginable. Journalist Elliott Ramos reported on the symbolic importance of the flag for WBEZ; author Robert Loerzel wrote a piece for Chicago Magazine about how our flag — and our undying love for it — compares (or doesn’t) to other cities.  
 

The Lincoln Park Lion Roars Again

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 AM by Liz Garibay

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As I waited to speak with Colin, a young girl had just walked through the door and inquired about a job.  While she didn’t have an appointment, Colin briefly spoke with her and quietly gave me the “one second” gesture. He managed to throw in a few comical one-liners before telling her to come back at 5 p.m. for a trial run as a hostess.

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