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

Lies We Tell Ourselves To Make Chicago More Livable

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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