April in Quotes

Tue. April 30, 2013 12:00 AM
by Terrence Chappell

April was a busy month for big new items. From the movement of the same-sex marriage bill on Capitol Hill to the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX and to Reeese Witherspoon's arrest, the public was not at a lost of headlines. However, by far the biggest and most tragic news item was the Boston bombing. I surfed through the stylist crowd at Vertigo Sky Lounge's day party to celebrate its new look to hear guest's thoughts and opinions on this month's biggest headlines. There was an outcry of support for the victims and those affected by the Boston bombing.

On the Bangladesh Factory Fire

"First and foremost by God's prays and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected or impacted by the Bangladesh factory fire. However, this will push me to shop and buy more expensive items to support those affected. "

Chauncie Burton, 31, Midwest Account Director for ESSENCE Magazine, Kenwood

On Gay Marriage.

"Gay marriage. I'm about that life!"

Diamond Ingram, 28, Insurance Project Manager, South Loop

On Boston Bombing

"With the young boy that was killed in the explosion, I would quote him by just saying stop hurting each other."

Carolyn, 40-something, Gold Coast

On Reese Witherspoon's Arrest

"If I were her, I would've done the same thing."

Jackie Potoczek, 27, Fairmount Hotel, Logan Square

On Boston Bombing

"I'm just glad they dodged a terrible attack in Times Square in New York."

Teresa Canna, 40-something, Interior Designer at Luminaire, North side

On Vertigo Sky Lounge's New Look and Day Party

"This place lucked out. They pretty much brought spring to Chicago. This is great."

Marilyn Canna, 40-something, Marketing & Communication, Lincoln Park

On Boston Bombing

"It just tore this whole country a part this past month. I just pray that families that have been affected just find some kind of comfort in knowing that the people have been apprehended and the justice system is doing their part."

Brooke Henton, 20-something, Owner of Atelier Bea, South Loop

On Vertigo Sky Lounge's New Look and Day Party

"Shari is not impressed."

Shari O'Brien, 28, Streeterville