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Age Before Beauty

I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful people in your 50 most beautiful Chicagoans article [“Model Citizens,” March]. I liked the stories and loved the outfits, and I especially appreciate and applaud you for picturing a very diverse group. You succeeded in focusing on diversity on every level, except the age level.

Certainly beauty doesn’t end at age 40! You did include one 60-year-old woman, but I bet you could have found a few more.

BEVERLY LEVIN COPELAND Morton Grove

 

Presidential Express

I enjoyed the piece on visiting Springfield [“Land of Lincoln,” The Escape Artist, March]. The Abraham Lincoln Library is fantastic—a unique combination of museum and Disneyland.

But in this era of environmental concern, I was disappointed that you didn’t mention that Amtrak offers five trains each day from Chicago to Springfield and back. The library and other sites are within an easy walk from the station. It’s about three and a half hours from Chicago by rail, and those trains sure take a lot of polluting cars off the road. (And when the track upgrades are completed, it’ll take even less time.)

CHARLES NEKVASIL Chicago

 

CHICAGO ASKS, FACEBOOK RESPONDS

“Why do you think Rahm won?”

It’s the Chicago way. The powers that be wanted him in, so he is in. No one I talked to voted for him.
—CARA COSTELLO KUPRIANCZYK

For every reason why the others lost: He has very powerful friends in high places; Chicagoans have a knack for putting “boss” types in power; he had the money; [he was] endorsed by a popular ex-president; the Illinois Supreme Court decided he was above the residency law; he was the media front-runner. I could go on, but why? It was HIS to lose, and he is a smart guy.
—JEFFREY MELTON

It’s obvious! [He was] the smartest and the best candidate! Even though I live in the burbs, [I’m] so glad he won! Very good for the great city of Chicago!
—PAM SHINNER MAZUR

Because a bunch of dead people voted. Vote early, vote often. . . .
—BRIAN GLIM

 

ON THE FOUL-MOUTHED, SATIRICAL @MAYOREMANUEL

I found nothing funny, witty, or enlightening in @MayorEmanuel’s Twitter posts. It’s cheap and easy to do comedy/satire with strings of expletives, scatological references, and abusive language. @MayorEmanuel added nothing useful or positive to the mayoral contest. Just sayin’.
—JON KAVANAUGH, AT FACEBOOK.COM/CHICAGOMAGAZINE

For Bryan Smith’s take on the man behind @MayorEmanuel, go to chicagomag.com/dansinker.

 

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