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Old 09-10-2010, 09:30 AM
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Chicago is unique - which makes it one of the great cities of the world. You are moving into an area of 10 lane highways and what feels like 10 million people all wanting to use them at the same time.
The economy is lousy. Unless you are employed before you move, do not have great expectations of finding a job in the very near future. The Illinois economy as a whole is not very good at the present. It is very expensive to own a car in the city and even harder to find a place to park it - which is why many residents choose to use the El, trains and buses for work and play. Winter is on the way, and with it comes the bitter cold artic air from Canada. Winter temperatures can drop well below zero, and produce paralyzing snow storms. I've seen snow storms bad enough to shut down the busiest airport in the world, and the temperature so cold canned food froze in a commercial pantry. Driving and walking on snow covered icy streets is challenging even for experienced residents. Coming from the south, winter will typically be difficult the first year simply because your body is not accustomed to brutal winters. Lay in*a 7-day food supply and buy extra blankets. A power failure can last for what seems like an eternity.

Spring always follows winter and seems even more glorious after 3-4 months of bone chilling cold and hearvy wet snow. NYC has its Atlantic storms,; LA has its quakes, but Chicago has the "Lake Effect".
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:46 AM
Location: Southwest Suburbs
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Technically Bucktown is the neighborhood part of the Logan Square community. If you're going to live in Logan Square, check out Bucktown. From what I gather on this site, try to live in the areas east by Milwaukee. The further west you go, the sketchier it gets.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:11 PM
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ya thats what i was thinking im thinking bucktown..def! and thanks linicx ive visted there before back in 2002..and it was quite different from this hot mess we have lol!
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:13 PM
Location: Chicago
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^ I hope you are going to be making good money because Bucktown ain't cheap. ^
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