06/05/2014 02:00 pm ET Updated Aug 05, 2014

You Know It's True: 15 Reasons Why Chicagoans Are Tougher Than New Yorkers

Yea they call us the Second City -- but make no mistake, we're number one.

15 Reasons Why Chicagoans Are Tougher than New Yorkers

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