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Old 04-01-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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Default Downtown Chicago

I need to go to Chicago in 2 days somewhere around LaSalle and Madison (I'm not sure yet.

What time of the day is there the least amount of traffic in the city (between 8am and 4pm).

I'd like to get there and back to Naperville as quickly as possible (I hate the city).
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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I assume you have already ruled out taking the Metra train from the Naperville area to the City.

The best time driving on I-290/"The Eisenhower" would be between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Traffic within the Loop itself can be backed up throughout the day. However, if you arrive the Loop around 11am and leave around 2pm that should be about as good as it gets.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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First, telling people you hate their city is not the best way to endear them and get them to help you. Second, if you live in Naperville you should know when ideal daytime travel hours are around here. What do you need our help for?

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Old 04-01-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have nothing to add.:-0
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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have fun paying $30 to park your car.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You definately want to try and leave Naperville around 7:30 am to beat the worst of rush hour traffic. If you can leave Chicago by about 4:00 pm you should be fine as well.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:38 AM
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I'd like to get there and back to Naperville as quickly as possible (I hate the city).
This is not the best way to get Chicagoans to give you accurate advice/directions. If I waltzed into a town and said 'you know, I hate this place, now where is the best place to eat', imagine what kind of meal I'd be sitting down to.

Seriously hon, you'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. The sooner you learn that the sooner you won't find your self driving up to Sox park when you asked for directions to Wrigley Field.

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Also, don't worry about filling the meter (they don't check it until the summer) and make sure to wait at least 5 seconds before moving when any light switches from red to green. (its important to be sure all traffic has cleared the intersection).
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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are we expecting more from a person that lives in naperville? i went to a little place called lisle to play volleyball once and it was the twilight zone there. each and every person i met laughed at me because i live in the city and acted like i was the biggest spazz on the planet. then i got drug into a bar that resembled a hunting lodge or barn or something, where the dudes all pretty much looked like vanilla ice. i couldn't wait to get back to the city.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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Take the train (I hate the suburbs).
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