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Lies We Tell Ourselves To Make Chicago More Livable

04/25/2011 04:20 pm ET | Updated Jun 25, 2011

We rely on these classic Chicago fibs to make the city more livable.

"This is our year."
Repeat a lie often enough and you start to believe it. But sorry, Cubs fans, the fact remains: Our lovable losers have the longest championship drought on the continent. Self-delusion has gotten us nowhere--let's kick off the season with a truer prediction: We're gonna choke!

"Spring starts in March."
If by spring you mean the revelation of litter and dog shit that were formerly cloaked under piles of snow, then yes.

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