The city is commonly percieved as spread out between racial groups, but that's not really true...True, there are some sides of the city more ghetto than others but really its a pretty equal place all around, other than what I just mentioned.
It's better than NYC because people are nicer, food is better and the traffic is lighter, and it's not so much a "designer city" like NYC, if you know what I mean...No other city comes close.
Food suggestions from a Native:
pizza - Lou Malnati's, the original Uno's, *Edwardo's
hot dogs - **U Dawg U, Superdawg, Portillo's
(*in suburb of Skokie
** in suburb of Niles)
I live in Washington DC but Chicago will always be my hometown.
REPRESENT THE 773/312/847
The traffic in Chicago is better than the traffic in LA.
The police in Chicago is better than the police in Washington DC. And also the subway and bus setup.
I have been to that crime ridden shit hole new york, that POS city stanks somethin fierce. i would not even compare chicago to that disgrace.
for the rest of illinois they are lucky to have chicago. Chicago/cook county taxes pay for so much for the rest of the state, that is where all the money is in the entire state. some one from bloomington or springfield, how much do you pay in taxes?
if chicago wasn't the greatest city ever, why would it have the highest return rate out of any city?
the weather is interesting, but it shows that chicagoans are no pussys. we can stand -50 wind chills and heat waves of 104.
you don't like chicago, fuck you and get the fuck out of our city then!!