CoreLogic Report: ‘Windy City’ Not the Windiest City

By | October 26, 2015

  • October 26, 2015 at 1:56 pm
    Jon says:
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    Chicago has several possible origin points for being dubbed “the windy city.” Wind is just one of them.

  • October 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm
    comptown says:
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    Chicago is named the Windy city for its politics.

  • October 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm
    Crain says:
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    Jon, That is priceless!

    • October 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm
      Agent says:
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      For everyday normal wind conditions, I would put Oklahoma City right up there at the top. I grew up there and know. The normal wind of 20MPH is considered a mere gentle zephyr to the people living there. It often exceeds 30 MPH in the Spring.

  • October 26, 2015 at 3:03 pm
    Agent Jim says:
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    Comptown is right, way back someone coined the term because Chicago Aldermen and other politicians were said to blah, blah, blah too much.

  • October 27, 2015 at 8:39 am
    Golfluvr says:
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    Anyone who is from Chicago knows the Windy City was dubbed for its blow hard politicians as opposed to its – albeit brutal in the winter – blustery weather. CoreLogic, you need to bone up on your history.

  • October 27, 2015 at 8:49 am
    Steve says:
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    Suisun City, California should be on the list. Named for indigenous Suisunes “People of the West Wind” tribe. Trees grow sideways there from the effect of the wind.

  • October 27, 2015 at 12:38 pm
    Never Enough says:
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    I read these 7 comments and think: “This is what you all take from this article?” Maybe a reread is in order. The article is showing the manner in which data is collected and able to be used. They could have used “The Big Apple” or the “Sunshine State”!
    It’s the ability to use data strategically. Carriers are doing to underwrite profitably. I would wonder what a buyer of Insurance might think because it seems there is zero focus on risk and what the data shows and more on getting the nickname of a city correct!

    • October 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm
      Agent says:
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      Never, you have a sense of humor like a wet mop. You sound a lot like an actuary who likes to use Price Optimization to do a rate increase on unsuspecting customers.

      • October 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm
        Rosenblatt says:
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        Huh?

      • October 28, 2015 at 9:13 am
        Ron says:
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        What a shock, Agent is insulting someone for no reason.

        Never enough is trying to bring the discussion back to the article, then gets insulted for it.

        • October 28, 2015 at 9:44 am
          Never Enough says:
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          That’s okay Ron. There are many out there in the internet world that because of the anonymity let their pent up hate and rage come out. Thank you for noticing my overall intent. It’s professionals like you that make this industry great.

          • October 28, 2015 at 11:33 am
            Ron says:
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            Thank you Never Enough.

      • October 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm
        Michael says:
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        Wow, Agent…really? I am totally baffled at how you cannot see what a grumpy old man you are. Your comment, which is ironic coming from ‘ye of no humor’, is a prime example of the way you go on the attack with insults just for the sake of insulting someone. And once again, drag up something completely unrelated to use in your insult. No one here needs to try to make you look bad – you’re doing a fine job on your own. Now, time for you to go on your rant about how often you are picked on by the liberals, progressives, socialists, etc.

        Try to be civil sometime. You might enjoy it.

        • October 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm
          Agent says:
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          Sorry Michael, I have very little patience with number cruncher actuaries who criticize others for having a sense of humor like Jon. I know it is against the agenda for anyone to criticize Chicago politicians, particularly people like the President, Rahm Emanuel and others of his ilk. That is why Chicago has a big migration problem to other areas in the south. Some people are sick of their liberal big spending politics and the State of Illinois is basically bankrupt. They can’t even pay a lotto winner if the prize is more than $600.

          • October 29, 2015 at 8:03 am
            I am Jon says:
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            I have never said one word to you Agent, but now you’re attacking me as a number cruncher and someone who gets on your case? Can you not just say I’m sorry without dragging someone else’s name through the mud when you make your apology?

          • October 29, 2015 at 9:08 am
            Jon says:
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            Agent, where did you get off that I was against criticizing Chicago politicians?

            Holy straw man, batman!

            Rahm is the worst thing to happen to Chicago in a looong time.

            Likewise Madigan for the rest of Illinois. Actually, make that all Illinois state politicians need to go. We need to start over fresh. And hold our elected officials accountable for screwing up.

            And, for the record, while Chicago windbag politicians are *one* origin point for calling Chicago the windy city, other dating back to the mid 19th century are their rivalry win Cincinnati, and also for the cold wind coming off the lake. Take your pick.

          • October 29, 2015 at 9:51 am
            I am Jon says:
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            Clearly I am not the Jon you were looking for, I’m sorry for my earlier post.

  • October 29, 2015 at 9:49 am
    Agent says:
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    Jon, I actually thought you were criticizing Chicago politicians with your first comment and others like Comptown, Crain, Agent Jim, Golfluvr and I agreed with you. Then, the Progressive side weighed in with Never. His comment, taken out of the Actuarial playbook was very typical of what I have seen over the years.

    You are very right about Chicago politicians and Illinois in general. It hasn’t been the land of Lincoln in a long time.

    • November 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm
      Never Enough says:
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      In this business it is clearly patience, being a true professional and having a great sense of understanding that allows people like us to even tolerate a person like yourself!

      Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.



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