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Old 04-08-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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I will be in Chicago next weekend to take the teacher certification exams and to look for sublets. I'm staying at a hotel in the loop. My exam is in the SW side, at Bogan High School. Here's the address:
3939 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60652-2397

It begins at 1:30pm and will ends around 5pm. It will take me about an hour (-/+ a few minutes) by public transportation with one transfer along the way. I know taxi will probably cost me A LOT of money but I honestly don't want to take the CTA for 1 hour, especially in an area I am not familiar with during the evening time. But if the area is not dangerous, I'm willing to do it. What do you all think? CTA or Taxi?
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Unless you call the taxi before hand and even then you may have taxi trouble(and even then they do not like picking people up in thoose areas(which is against city ordenence--so if you call one and he does not show report him).

The CTA is working class people at theese times and it should not be too dark then. Take the CTA, a week is not bad.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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I think a "hybrid approach" is a nice compromise for cost and time.

Take the Orange line to Midway, that is $2 and just a little slower than a taxi, probably 35 minutes vs 25. Then catch a cab at the airport and ask them to take you to 79th and Pulaski. That is about 4 miles and ought to cost about $15 for the 10-15 minutes ride.

The alternative is take several buses and that will take 3x longer...
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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I used to live 1 mile from Bogan. There is no easy way to get there on public transportation. It can be done but from the loop it is going to be more than an hour. My suggestion if you are willing to pay high taxi rates is take the el to Midway and then catch a cab from Midway to Bogan. A cab from the loop will put you back more than $25; from Midway it should be a lot less. Current residents can help you more with where to catch the el downtown, etc.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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What's the problem with taking the Orange Line to Pulaski and the Pulaski bus to Bogan?
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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What's the problem with taking the Orange Line to Pulaski and the Pulaski bus to Bogan?
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It will take me about an hour (-/+ a few minutes) by public transportation with one transfer along the way. I know taxi will probably cost me A LOT of money but I honestly don't want to take the CTA for 1 hour, especially in an area I am not familiar with during the evening time.
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:31 AM
 
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I am seriously thinking about taking the orange line to Midway and taxi it from Bogan.

I guess my main concern is the safety around the school and in between transferring buses. I am not from Chicago and it will only be my second time there....so bare with me! I may sound like way too apprehensive.
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:30 AM
 
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Aren't you attending the workshop because you want to teach in the Chicago Public Schools? If so, doesn't it seem a little silly that you are worried about a 20-minute bus ride through some average Chicago neighborhoods?
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:51 AM
 
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I will be in Chicago next weekend to take the teacher certification exams and to look for sublets. I'm staying at a hotel in the loop. My exam is in the SW side, at Bogan High School. Here's the address:
3939 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60652-2397

It begins at 1:30pm and will ends around 5pm. It will take me about an hour (-/+ a few minutes) by public transportation with one transfer along the way. I know taxi will probably cost me A LOT of money but I honestly don't want to take the CTA for 1 hour, especially in an area I am not familiar with during the evening time. But if the area is not dangerous, I'm willing to do it. What do you all think? CTA or Taxi?
You may have a hell of a time finding a taxi to take you all the way down there, and that isn't even necessarily because it's a bad neighborhood (it's not, though it's not the best area either) but rather because it's a really long trip with almost no opportunity to pick up a fare on the way back. If you can find one to take you there, I would suggest it simply because it will get you there in about 1/3rd of the time that the CTA will. Otherwise, the CTA can get you there -- eventually.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You may have a hell of a time finding a taxi to take you all the way down there, and that isn't even necessarily because it's a bad neighborhood (it's not, though it's not the best area either) but rather because it's a really long trip with almost no opportunity to pick up a fare on the way back. If you can find one to take you there, I would suggest it simply because it will get you there in about 1/3rd of the time that the CTA will. Otherwise, the CTA can get you there -- eventually.
A taxi will take him down there no problem from the Loop. Just gonna have a heck of a time getting a taxi to come get him. May just be better with CTA to the airport on the the way back. A little bit rough, but not a dangerous area by any means.
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