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Chicagoist: The Year That Was

By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 31, 2007 7:24PM

It's been a banner year around these parts, with stories big and small, comments bold and beautiful, politicians grand and grandly inept. The last 12 months were filled with sports, food, music and mayhem. What were we all talking about in 2007?

2007_09_cheetah_gym_bucktow.gifEarlier this year, Macy's wasn't doing so hot, and then its food court was cited for health code violations. A Macy's protest in September really got everyone riled up. If only we could organize such festive protests for things that actually matter.

News that Illinoisians are obese set off a discussion about body image, health and fat rights.

Mayor Daley's efforts to curb graffiti by raising fines had us talking about property rights, vandalism, and the methods behind the Daley administration's madness.

A riot nearly broke out in August when police shot and killed 18-year-old Aaron Harriosn. Neighbors took to the streets protesting police violence.

Ah, we never got tired of talking about Helen Shiller and the 46th Ward, and you never got of commenting about it.

Finally, in our most-commented-on post of all time, Cheetah Gym closed its doors, claiming it was a victim of fraud.

On a personal note, I want to thank everyone for welcoming me back into the fold. So to everyone at your home, from everyone here at my home, Happy New Year.