Something I don’t ever think I’ll get over is seeing celebrities. One time I saw John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in Tails in the City (a fancy pet store downtown) and almost passed out. We live in a city that you wouldn’t immediately associate with celebrities, but many famous faces call Chicago home – either now or when they grew up… no, Kanye West isn’t the only one.
John C. Reilly
Born (1942) and raised in Chicago. He was quoted as saying “I love Chicago. I love the energy of the place, the architecture, the people, the rigor of the place. Bitter cold in the winter, fierce winds, hot summers. During college I’d come back for summer jobs. I worked on a boat in Burnham Park Harbor, in a nightclub on the near north side. I was a manager at the first Crate & Barrel on Wells Street. I am always happy to go back to Chicago.”
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
Of the smashing pumpkins was born (1967) and raised in the Chicago area. The smashing pumpkins originally gained notoriety in the Chicago music scene in the 1990s. Billy still lives in the area and owns a tea shop in Highland Park, IL.