You're guilty. You and everyone you know.
Okay, at least five people in your immediate circle (yes, including family) have taken photos of Chicago like these unabashedly, without shame or regard, and at least a moderate amount of hubris. Why? Because the hallmarks that make Chicago great are actually kind of cool.
Chicago makes a pretty good case for being a tourist in one's own city.
Admit it, you want this seat in the John Hancock tower.
Or maybe this one. No big deal.
It's not like anyone's watching you or anything...
It's natural to be attracted by shiny objects.
While you're at the Bean, you might as well just own it.
All it takes is a healthy dose of honesty.
Face it, you celebrate spring like it's nobody's business.
You visit the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo.
You've done the CTA glamor-gram
You participate in local events swarmed by tourists.
And have a love-hate relationship with Wrigley.
You both dread and crave the deep dish pizza your friends ask for when they visit.
Just relax, have yourself a beer and a shot.
And a Chicago dog off the beaten path.
Or maybe you like this Chicago dog better.
Or maybe a CHEEZBORGER is more of your thing.
Make no mistake.
You can always try to get away.
But distance only makes the heart grow fonder.