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Bill Jones, Managing Editor
2:58 pm CDT September 5, 2018
Some people (not me, surely) like to joke that Milwaukee is just another suburb of Chicago. After all, it’s roughly an hour-and-a-half drive from the southwest suburbs, and — in terms of geography and population — a fraction of the size. Its Midwest makeup isn’t all that different, either. But part of what I like about Milwaukee is that it is distinctly not Chicago. Don’t get me wrong: I love our big city, and its amenities are tough competition for any pin in the map. But there’s a particular charm about a small city like Milwaukee. And I think it starts at the bars.