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Old 01-05-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Chicago would much better meet my needs.
You have needs for higher crime, worse schools, bad economy, pollution, population loss and racism?
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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This isn't surprising as TC is the larger metro area compared to Indianapolis.

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I think even the TC have an edge over Indianapolis when it comes to cosmopolitan, urban culture.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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You have needs for higher crime, worse schools, bad economy, pollution, population loss and racism?
Despite the many well-known and long-standing problems that Chicago has, there is still a tremendous amount of opportunity and amenities available here.

These kinds of decision are always highly individualized and to make blanket statements in the absence of omniscience is fool-hardy.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: USA
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You have needs for higher crime, worse schools, bad economy, pollution, population loss and racism?
Weren't you the same guy that was bashing Chicago's skyline in the Atlanta vs. Chicago skyline thread?
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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^ actually it's been almost every one of his posts in multiple threads. Ergo the 15 screen names within a week that bum rushed the site last month.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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^ actually it's been almost every one of his posts in multiple threads. Ergo the 15 screen names within a week that bum rushed the site last month.
Do other cities get this kind of persistent hatred? There must be at least 5 different individuals who repeatedly register, get banned, and re-register and exclusively post anti-Chicago threads without any hint of nuance or perspective. This can't be unique to Chicago, can it?
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Do other cities get this kind of persistent hatred? There must be at least 5 different individuals who repeatedly register, get banned, and re-register and exclusively post anti-Chicago threads without any hint of nuance or perspective. This can't be unique to Chicago, can it?
Unfortunately, it seems that way. People on C-D seem to have a hard time accepting Chicago's dominance. They write the city off simply because it's located in the Midwest.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: A Cultural Backwater
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OakParkDude, what is the city of Oak Park like? I've heard some good stuff about it. It sounds like it might be decent to live in, and not quite as expensive as the lakeshore suburbs or the Gold Coast.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Oak Park is MUCH better than the City of Chicago.

But keep in mind that Austin, a horrible Chicago neighborhood, is across the street from Oak Park. Sometimes crime from Austin seeps into Oak Park.

I know an Oak Park homeowner who was attacked and badly beaten in his front yard by thugs from Austin. This is not an uncommon situation. I will say, however, that the Oak Park police are much more responsive than Chicago police, who are basically useless.

If you move to Oak Park, it's best to stay as far away as possible from Chicago City Limits.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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^ actually it's been almost every one of his posts in multiple threads. Ergo the 15 screen names within a week that bum rushed the site last month.
There's three of them on City-Data right now.
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