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Why You Take The CTA To The Taste

By Scott Smith in News on Jul 4, 2005 9:36PM

Chicagoist might pretend to come off jaded and too cool for school but even we like a good fireworks display. We were part of the over one million people expected to view the city's pre-Independence Day celebration. Of course, we snuck down there about 9:15, ooh'ed and ahh'ed, and were back on our barstools before 10. So we had it a lot better than all the suburbanites and other folks who just can't resist paying $2.56 a gallon. You can see most of them in the picture above overlooking the corner of 9th and State St. Next time take CTA and Metra, folks. Just watch out for the dead birds.

As Chicagoist takes it easy today, we're rejoicing over the end of this year's Taste of Chicago and celebrating the 4th in our usual way: cold gin and re-reading a copy of the Declaration of Independence.