- Posted March 13, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What do you love about Chicago?
The accompanying photo, filtered with the VSCO and Whitagram apps, shows graffiti that reads, “The city is yours,” in Lincoln Park this March.
Chicagoans: What do you love about the city? Share your own video or essay.
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
The world has many cities, but only one Chicago. I've traveled to Europe and the Middle East, as well as to other American cities and still none of these places have given me the same butterfly feeling I get in my stomach as I walk down State Street or take a jog in Lincoln Park.
Chicago is invincible. We are a city that got virtually wiped out in the 19th century but rebuilt it into what is now a thriving global city.
We are a city that welcome's the world's poor and embraces diversity.
Chicago is fierce and strong. No matter how cold or how hot it might get during the most unusual times, we don’t complain, this city has taught us how to deal with the worst Mother Nature has to offer.
Chicago is one. Not two or three or five. No matter where you are in Chicago, the South side, the north side, or the west side, we all come together as Chicagoans, unlike other cities where people are "brooklyn" or "queens".
Chicago is kind, Chicago is alive. Whether it’s in Boystown or Wicker Park , you can feel the city’s energy running through your veins.
Chicago is an endless adventure. No matter how long you’ve lived here, there’s always hidden treasures you stumble upon in the randomest of times and most unusual places.
Chicago is the world in one place. It’s being able to get tacos in the little village one day for lunch and Tzatziki in Greek town the next.
Every day I wake up and see that powerful, breathtaking skyline, I feel inspired to work hard to make my city even greater. I proudly tell people “I’m from Chicago” no matter what misconceptions they might have.
Chicago is ours, Chicago is Mine