It’s said that that Chicago got started when a bunch of New Yorkers said “I’m really enjoying the crime and poverty, but it isn’t cold enough” and moved West,
Le Meridien Essex Chicago warned guests not to stand in the windows of their room or open the windows, because they’d be treated as an active shooter by Chicago Police. During Lollapalooze this weekend guests might get taken out for gazing out at all the beauty Chicago has to offer.
The hotel advertises its views (“Take in views of Chicago, Illinois, from your hotel room’s sleek floor-to-ceiling windows”) but also tells guests they’d best not use them.
A Facebook friend just posted this photo from a Chicago hotel. Good lord. pic.twitter.com/jrwFAsL350
— Miniature Hogweed 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@shawnmicallef) July 30, 2022
A decade after the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War and the defeat of the Tamil Tigers, there were still stickers on the windows of the Colombo Hilton warning against standing too close. You risked being identified as a shooter and taken down, at least you did during the height of conflict. You see, standing in a hotel window makes you either a potential terrorist or the average Chicagoan.
(HT: @crucker and the photo was originally posted here)