Cecil spent an inordinate amount of time last week defending Chicago against the "charge" that Houston will soon be the larger city. He seems very insecure and defensive about Chicago's size, and poo-pooh's the idea that Houston will ever be larger than Chicago because of gas prices and trains, as if the majority of Windy City residents commute by public transit. (Hint: They don't. The vast majority of Chicagoland residents commute by car.)
I bet there were Cecil's in Chicago circa 1955 who said the same thing about LA. Can't happen. Chicago will always be the Second City.
Hey, Houston is hot and flat. Chicago is also flat. But you know what? Winter weather sucks ass, and while you're shivering in January I'm out riding my bike. And I pay a lot less for a comparable lifestyle.