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What does it mean to be a “Chicago” “Genius”? If you think it means to be someone of high intelligence who lives in the greater Chicagoland area, you are wrong.

To be a Chicago Genius is to stink so bad you smell good. It’s to feel pride in our city’s unbreakable record rat population. To know that, really, the best baseball team in the city is Dave, a guy who stands at the edge of Navy Pier and hits dingers into Michigan. It’s mild-mannered Jekyll Park transforming into terrifying Hyde Park, it’s planning a dolphin heist at Shedd, it’s a thousand out-of-town friends asking with one voice “but what about winter?”

The Chicago Genius Herald is all those things and more — your only source for Chicago Style satire. The Genius Herald is a project of The Chicago Genius, a democratically-run comedy and artist collective founded in 2018 by a group of Chicago Geniuses (see below) with a mission to plant some stinky, homegrown wild comedy back into the Chicago media landscape.

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