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Keeping warm in Chicago: Fun tips from the experts

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

What do Al Capone, Mr. T and Vin Diesel have in common? They were all doormen at one point in their lives!

This profession takes a lot of patience with folks who are not always the nicest in the world. We should try to thank the people who do this, especially during the holiday season.

One doorman has been with the Ritz Carlton in Chicago for 25 years. The hotel has hosted many famous individuals over the years, but those who man the doors try to help everyone coming through their thresholds.

They stand outside, ready to help, no matter the conditions – rain or shine, blistering heat of frigid cold. Mark Farrell shed some light on the art of dealing with the elements in Chicago.

"We have to wear layers of clothes," Farrell said. "I also have waterproof boots. I have seven different layers of clothing."

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