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Andrew Huff / March 5, 2012 12:47 AM

I'd say the skyscraper is tops on my list. Though Twinkies and the first nuclear reactor are also pretty impressive.

Andrew Huff / March 5, 2012 12:49 AM

Neil Steinberg's story Sunday lists off a ton of options, should you need suggestions.

Tracie / March 5, 2012 2:34 AM

um, the Chicago hot dog, duh!

Mucky Fingers / March 5, 2012 9:33 AM

McKinley Morganfield.

Che / March 5, 2012 11:22 AM

Long form improv.

W / March 6, 2012 12:13 PM

House music. You're welcome, Germany.

Jasmine / March 6, 2012 2:40 PM

The ferris wheel, the Twinkie, and house music (nice one, W!).

beer:30 / March 6, 2012 7:46 PM

So many good suggestions here, but I'll go with Standard Railway Time. The whole brilliant concept of it and the plaque downtown commemorating its implementation are a big geeky fave of mine.

amyc / March 7, 2012 7:45 AM

The word "jagoff." Imagine life without it!

croka / March 7, 2012 12:39 PM

controlled chain reaction

jp / March 7, 2012 2:07 PM

The jibarito!

Ted / March 7, 2012 2:26 PM

Lucky Charms cereal.

Spook / March 7, 2012 7:52 PM

Harold Washington and Ben Joravsky

Tyler Davis / March 7, 2012 10:47 PM


David Tortuga / March 8, 2012 9:36 AM

Harold Washington, Ben Joravsky, and the man who used to sit on the fire hydrant just north of Lawrence on Western, covered in pigeons.

Brubeck / March 8, 2012 11:29 AM

The late, great Wesley Willis.

Spook / March 8, 2012 9:26 PM

revised list......
Harold Washington, Ben Joravsky,

Don Cornelius......

and the man who used to sit on the fire hydrant just north of Lawrence on Western, covered in pigeons

PMan / March 9, 2012 2:36 AM

Electrified blues music

spook / March 11, 2012 2:47 PM

revised list as of 3/11/12
Harold Washington, Ben Joravsky,Don Cornelius,
and the man who used to sit on the fire hydrant just north of Lawrence on Western, covered in pigeons.........

Kevin Antoine Dodson

annie / March 13, 2012 2:53 PM

Roller skates!

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