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Old 05-03-2015, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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If you can live within a few blocks or walking distance to Roosevelt Road there is mostly likely a bus going directly to Hines.

You can look for places in South Oak Park, Berwyn, or Forest Park as they all border on Roosevelt Rd.
There is a Roosevelt Rd Pace bus (#301) that goes to Hines, but its eastern terminus is the Forest Park blue line station, so it doesn't go east of Des Plaines Ave. The other Roosevelt Rd bus (#305) goes east from the blue line station, but I wouldn't recommend relying on a commute requiring two bus lines and a transfer especially since the 305 only run on 30 minute headways.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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I would hope that we're moving in to a time where same-sex couples can live wherever the heck they want in our region without fear of being outcast, and I think we're almost there with a few key exceptions... But I will admit, my mind immediately went to Oak Park as well. You may also like La Grange, which friends tell me is increasingly liberal compared to what it was 10-15 years ago.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Acceptance is (or should be) the minimum criteria. There's also the issue of critical mass, which may or may not be of importance to some people.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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I think we're getting to a point where every suburb has at least a smattering of same-sex couples and/or parents. So "critical mass" is difficult to define.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I didn't say it in my first reply, but the issue of a same sex, interracial couple should not be an issue at all. I don't know anyone who would care if the OP moved in next door. I sure wouldn't. I think the biggest problem the OP's going to have is managing a public transit commute to a suburban location. It isn't impossible, but it isn't ideal, either.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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I think the biggest problem the OP's going to have is managing a public transit commute to a suburban location. It isn't impossible, but it isn't ideal, either.
I think this idea should be abandoned. They will need to buy a car if they want to work there.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think this idea should be abandoned. They will need to buy a car if they want to work there.
I agree. I wouldn't be able to handle using PACE for my commute.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Tri-Cities
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Is there a "call and ride" PACE bus program in those near-in suburbs? We have one in Batavia and the Tri-Cities, and it appears to be fairly inexpensive.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I agree. I wouldn't be able to handle using PACE for my commute.
It wouldn't be my first choice, but between the Pace #301 and #308, there are buses leaving every 10-15 minutes from Forest Park to Hines VA. It'd be a relatively short commute even in traffic too.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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To back up what many posters are saying, if I were in your shoes, I'd live wherever is convenient for you and your partner. Don't worry too much about whether the neighborhood is gay-friendly or not. For the most part, the Chicagoland area is gay-friendly.

My boyfriend and I live in the far western 'burbs in Kane County, which is a fair bit more conservative than the area you're looking at. We haven't had any issues as an openly gay couple. Of course, common sense applies... when we're in a situation surrounded by large dudes and alcohol, we tend to dial back the PDA. But again, that applies in the city as well.
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