yep! he grew up here, a lot of people don't know that. for five years we had statues of the different characters around town like the chicago cows project to raise the money for them. the first year was snoopy. there were 101 snoopy statues made from fiberglass and painted by local artists. in the fall the statues were auctioned off and the proceeds went to fund the permanent memorial. same thing for the next four years using different characters - year two: charlie brown, year three: lucy, year four: linus and year five was snoopy again. (this time though he was laying on top of the doghouse with woodstock). they still have photos of the linus statues and the snoopy and woodstock ones here:[link] click on photos at the top of the page.