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Chicago's Top Ten Global-ites

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The latest issue of Foreign Policy makes official what many Chicagoans already suspected, we’re one of the top ten of global cities around the world. Apparently Chicago’s not the second city -- it’s the eighth city!! That got us here at Chicago Matters thinking. We know the top ten global cities but who are the top ten people plotting out Chicago’s future, and making us known around the world? So we’re holding a contest to find out and that’s where you come in! We want your ideas about the people in your community who are putting Chicago on the global map. Sure, there’s Oprah and Mayor Daley and our famous president-elect Barack Obama. But who don’t we know about? Send us your nomination, we might just profile your choice during next year’s Chicago Matters series. Hurry up and help us present Chicago’s Top Ten Global Visionaries - the contest ends January 14.

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