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View Poll Results: How Satisfied are You with Living in Chicago?
100% I love it here. Perfection. 5 16.67%
90% 7 23.33%
80% 7 23.33%
70% 5 16.67%
60% 2 6.67%
50% 2 6.67%
40% 1 3.33%
30% 0 0%
20% 1 3.33%
10% 0 0%
0% I hate living here and want to move asap. 0 0%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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How satisfied are you with living here? Do you love it or hate it?

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Old 09-12-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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You better be 100% satisfied with Chicago or you can get the **** out.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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I've always liked living in Chicago. Liked it as much in the 80's as I do today. Honestly, I've never met anyone who lived here who openly shared that they disliked the place. But there must be plenty somewhere out there.

My biggest personal grip is the new "name" of the Sears Tower.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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I'd rate higher if it wasn't for the brutal cold months! But I'm very satisfied, great art & culture, great food (at any prices), I've made great friends, if only that global warming could be sped up!
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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Been here 10 years. I put down 70%, although really I'm anywhere from 70% to 80%. Only issues are cleaning up the ghettos and stomping out crime, getting the schools up to par, figuring out the budget mess and improving public transit.

Overall though life is life, nowhere is perfect. I'm fine dealing with the good along with the bad, I love this city.
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm around 50% satisfied myself. Sometimes Chicago is ok but other times I simply don't like the place for various reasons. I gues there are worse places to be.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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The number of antisocial jerks who live in this town knocks it down a couple pegs for me, and the fact that every interaction with city government reminds you that the city is in charge of its citizens and not the other way around knocks it down a couple more. I like what the city has to offer but I periodically ask myself if the tradeoff is worth it.
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