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Friday, March 24
"For generations of kids who grew up in the suburbs, the Magikist lips were the sign that you'd reached Chicago." The last pair of huge neon lips (did you know there were originally three?), part of an ad campaign for a carpet cleaning company, came down from their perch above the Kennedy at Montrose this weekend. Eric Zorn laments the loss. [Trib login: gapers/gapers]