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marky / February 13, 2005 6:59 PM

Cardinal Francis George

brian / February 13, 2005 7:13 PM

Michael Sneed and John Kass

Ron Slattery / February 13, 2005 8:08 PM

Joe 40,000 Murphy

chris / February 13, 2005 10:32 PM

I dislike all celebrity's (they are all making too much money).

Joe / February 14, 2005 6:48 AM

Burt Natarus in da houz, peeps

or maybe Milt Rosenberg.

Pete / February 14, 2005 8:49 AM

Mine, but not until after the six-figure free renovation job that some designer will gladly give us just for the publicity. I'm clearing space for the outdoor kitchen/spa/lap pool already.

Either that, or those of some of Daley's closest friend/non-friend city contractors. I'll bet Jim Duff has a fly pad.

Mike / February 14, 2005 9:10 AM

The LUNA carpet guy's. I bet it's covered wall to wall (on the ceiling too) in the most luxurious shag these weary eyes have ever seen.

Thurston / February 14, 2005 9:23 AM

Cribs should cover that homeless guy who was living in the bridge where LSD crosses the Chicago River. No shit, it would be the most interesting cribs ever.

e_five / February 14, 2005 9:25 AM

Studs Turkel or R. Kelly. Studs for his hot tub room and pre-teen porn collection, and R. Kelly for his extensive collection of organized labor literature.


Audrey / February 14, 2005 9:33 AM

The Mayor! Now that he's "moved-up" from Bridgeport to the Loop, I'd love to know what that looks like.

MC High Life / February 14, 2005 9:43 AM

Bill Brasky

Overwrought / February 14, 2005 10:17 AM

Joan Cusack.

I hear she lives up in the Andersonville area.

paul / February 14, 2005 10:25 AM

We've all been in Oprah's flat, it's not very exciting, except for the stained glass, Sammy Sosa's floor in Lake Pointe Tower would've been cool to see, but it's all packing boxes now, and pretty soon Trump will probably have a little love shack here, but if you've seen one italian marble clad bathroom, you've seen them all.

I'd love to see if beanie baby billionaire Ty Warner has a tacky bookcase displaying those damn things and I hear commercial real estate billionaire Sam Zell has a kickass motorcycle collection.

And Mike don't you mean the Empire Carpet guy? I bet he's got some nice window treatments too.

Jaxxxon Chrysler / February 14, 2005 10:41 AM

Brian Stanger's pad where he knifed that guy.

waleeta / February 14, 2005 10:55 AM

Jerry Springer. I know he's rich but I just imagine a white trash apartment with WWF posters everywhere, and cans of budweiser on the floor. That CAN'T be right!

Mancow, because his WOULD definitely fit above description and I would feel appeased.

Steve / February 14, 2005 10:57 AM

I wanna see where Shingo Takatsu lives.

Jen / February 14, 2005 11:12 AM

I heard Billy Corigan bought the multi-million dollar Adler mansion awhile ago. I'd like to see what he's done with that.

Wendy / February 14, 2005 11:23 AM

Ron Slattery.

Andrew / February 14, 2005 11:39 AM

I'm not sure if she's been able to hold onto it while in jail, but I wouldn't mind a peak inside Betty Loren-Maltese's place.

Benj / February 14, 2005 11:53 AM

I'd kind of like to see the homes of some of the Bulls' young 'uns. What's a home look like when you're 20 with a $2 million salary?

Mike / February 14, 2005 11:58 AM


Yes, the Empire carpet guy. Damn, I've been doing that a lot lately, gotta stop hitting the rootbeer schnapps so hard at work.

Peter / February 14, 2005 12:05 PM

Tom Skilling.

I bet he is hoarding some of his brother's Enron loot.

Ronny Woo Woo.

Becca / February 14, 2005 12:18 PM

Bill Rancic! Hubba, hubba!

Perch / February 14, 2005 12:57 PM

Peter Francis Geraci

Homeboy's Bankruptcy "info tapes" have probably provided him with a very expensive, but incredibly low-class (i.e. tacky) home.

Andrew / February 14, 2005 1:37 PM

I know where Tom Skilling lives: a couple floors above friends of mine in one of the towers along Sheridan. I'd guess his place is a bit nicer than my friends', but it's an older building, not the poshest, and I don't think he's got the penthouse. I bet he has a view of the lake, though.

joe / February 14, 2005 2:02 PM

the editor of gapers block

Cinnamon / February 14, 2005 2:23 PM

Joe, I can tell y'all about Andrew's crib. In fact, you can see some photos of the kitchen here: and there are pictures from before he moved in here:

I'd love to see Audrey Niffenegger's house. I hear she's got some crazy fixation on taxidermied animals.

Benjy / February 14, 2005 2:59 PM

Homeboy's Bankruptcy "info tapes" have probably provided him with a very expensive, but incredibly low-class (i.e. tacky) home.

isn't it ((Bankruptcy))(Info))((Tapes)) ?

Kris / February 14, 2005 6:55 PM

Benjy: L. O. friggin' L.

I would like to see Springer's pad. He lives in the Hancock, or at least did a couple of years ago. I used to wait on him all the time. Always reading smartypants nonfiction books. Nothing like his TV persona.

annfrankenstein / February 14, 2005 10:16 PM

What? No one wants a look at Janet Davies' tchotchkes?

Channel 7 food critic James Ward's wacky tie collection?


Okay fine. John Cusak. Zzzzz.

pat / February 15, 2005 10:06 AM

Neko Case.
Guv'nor Blagojovich
Ted Allen

Carlos / February 15, 2005 12:28 PM

Will Clinger from Wild Chicago.

Jenny / February 24, 2005 1:08 PM

Billy Corgan's house....why not? 6.8 million dollar house has got to be nice.

Jerry Bryant of JBTV.......he's met a lot of people...I'd like to see the fruits of that.

Empire Carpet Guy....he's a legacy.

yettie / January 25, 2007 9:37 AM

I would like to see R kelly, Michelle Williams of destiny's child, syleena Johnson, Twista and Kanye West's cribs.

Chris / January 4, 2008 12:43 AM

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