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12 More Symptoms of Illinoisan Syndrome

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This week we present Part 2 in our list of questions for diagnosing Illinoisan Syndrome. It's also useful in exposing Wisconsinites and Iowans trying to pass themselves off as one of us.

Lynn, We'll Miss You: Empire Carpet Man Dead At 89

Posted 06.27.2011 | Chicago

If you've lived in Chicago long enough, it's a jingle you know well: "588-2300...Empire!" The man behind the jingle was ad copywriter Elmer Lynn Hauld...

WATCH: From Eagleman To Empire, The Best Classic Chicago Commericals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you grew up in or around Chicago, you may think nothing of the strange local commercials that dominated the 80s and early 90s. Perhaps every city h...