If it always seems like Chicago is fighting for the respect of the title 2nd City, well, it's because it is. Here's a good sign though: the people at The Gothamist have spun out a sister site, The Chicagoist. The Gothamist is one of the better weblogs that covers all of the things to come out of New York – seeing the format adapted to Chicago is a bit surreal. Mostly because Chicago has none of the fashion/celebrity-fucking culture that seems to dominate the NY weblogs. Are they going to give Lisa Madigan's wardrobe a smackdown?
Anyway, go support them. Chicago needs more things like this.