About

Guy Cicero

1975

If you can’t use the global soap box provided by the World Wide Web to exercise your First Amendment right to free speech, then what good is it?

Guy Cicero is Mike McCandless, originally from Cicero, Illinois. Cicero in the 50s and 60s was a great place to grow up—but by the time I was 16 or so, I knew I wanted to leave.

After college, I left for 42 years, living for 15 years in Virginia and 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area. I returned to Chicagoland for a job, experienced a profound Rip Van Winkle effect, and am settling in to a Chicago very different and yet much the same.