Chicago’s Biggest TikTok Sensation Is a Dad Who Works for the Electric Company

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By Claire Young A 40-year-old father of seven, ComEd area operator and union chairman: It’s not the typical CV for a TikTok sensation, yet that’s a fairly precise — if not exhaustive — description of Sherman “Dilla” Thomas. In one- to two-minute videos, 6figga_dilla drops history lessons about Chicagoland, from how each neighborhood got its name to the history of dibs (the famed Chicago winter parking system) to current events like this summer when the Chicago Sky won Chicago’s first WNBA title. He only started posting 14 months ago, but since then, Thomas’s videos have amassed over eight mill…

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