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Old 05-05-2021, 09:48 PM
 
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It's treating me well and I'm nobody special.

Everyone's mileage varies.
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:36 PM
 
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It's like getting constantly being raped in the @ss. Thanks Democrats "party of the working people" for taxing grannies and working families into foreclosure and driving an exodus that led to Illinois losing another US House seat.
Oh my you flamer. Still if you only rent in suburban Chicago and a Chemist which is a desired degree to take anywhere in the Nation.

Tell us what keeps you in Chicagoland, IL then. Got to be something you like living around Chicago for? I have been wondering for months..... If someone ask me why I stay in my small city far from a metro .... I can right up front give them reasons, with no lame excuses and my final choice I have made of giving up a dream in retirement to Florida and staying put with more travel.... hopefully later this year. I can walk to most things like nice restaurants and bars and clubs so all is fine. Hate winters but I survived this long with them. Add my taxes are cheap enough... any rural city for the most part...certainly not in fast booming area so that is why too.

I want to get to Chicago again for sure my second hometown. Been a few years actually since.... . This winter oh for sure do coastal Florida again.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:16 AM
 
Location: broke leftist craphole Illizuela
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Chemist which is a desired degree to take anywhere in the Nation.

Tell us what keeps you in Chicagoland, IL
The above is not true well maybe it is if you consider companies desire Chemists to work for $20/hr often contract no benefits. I have a decent job, it took me 3 years of working an excrement job to obtain it, that is the only thing that keeps me in Illinois and after they jacked up my property taxes another 15% this year I am looking at jobs in other states with fewer "Democrats helping the working people." though I am not hopeful.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:52 AM
 
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I have lived in a suburb for 16 years and in the city 7 before that. I also lived in Los Angeles.

My suburb is in a fantastic location, close to the airport, and a 30 minute drive to the city with no traffic (which admittedly before Covid was rare). Closer to 40 minutes. Sometimes more.

It was fun living in the city as a single person. I worked in the Hancock Bldg. near great restaurants and shopping, museums and shows.

Moved to the suburbs after having kids. We really liked most things about it although we are conservative and we live in a sea of liberals. My husband saw the crash and burn coming with the fiscal situation but we had planned to stay until at least our kids graduated from high school and maybe college so it about 7 years from now. I wanted to buy a house in our town that was more money than our current home. I love the house, the neighborhood, etc. He fought me over it tooth and nail. Did not want to spend more in Illinois. The house was way overpriced so by the time they got reality (2 years in), my husband thought he was going to get a buyout offer at work so we decided to wait. Then the riots happened in the city and people went nuts over houses here. They would go under contract in days. Sometimes 1 day so the house sold.

So now we are at the point where my husband can work remote so we are moving out of state. We are sick of the rules, the masks, the spit tests at school, the high taxes and them teaching our kids that if they are white, they are racist. So if you don't mind all of that, go for it. Also, the taxes can only go up because the fiscal crisis is 1000 times worse after Covid than it was before.

Also, one of the biggest attractions in Chicago (the Mag Mile) where people love to shop, it not great anymore. Macy's, which replaced Marshall Fields, closed and they are talking about a Target there. The crime has gone up a lot there. Someone was stabbed there recently.
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Old 05-06-2021, 07:09 AM
 
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I have lived in a suburb for 16 years and in the city 7 before that. I also lived in Los Angeles.

My suburb is in a fantastic location, close to the airport, and a 30 minute drive to the city with no traffic (which admittedly before Covid was rare). Closer to 40 minutes. Sometimes more.

It was fun living in the city as a single person. I worked in the Hancock Bldg. near great restaurants and shopping, museums and shows.

Moved to the suburbs after having kids. We really liked most things about it although we are conservative and we live in a sea of liberals. My husband saw the crash and burn coming with the fiscal situation but we had planned to stay until at least our kids graduated from high school and maybe college so it about 7 years from now. I wanted to buy a house in our town that was more money than our current home. I love the house, the neighborhood, etc. He fought me over it tooth and nail. Did not want to spend more in Illinois. The house was way overpriced so by the time they got reality (2 years in), my husband thought he was going to get a buyout offer at work so we decided to wait. Then the riots happened in the city and people went nuts over houses here. They would go under contract in days. Sometimes 1 day so the house sold.

So now we are at the point where my husband can work remote so we are moving out of state. We are sick of the rules, the masks, the spit tests at school, the high taxes and them teaching our kids that if they are white, they are racist. So if you don't mind all of that, go for it. Also, the taxes can only go up because the fiscal crisis is 1000 times worse after Covid than it was before.

Also, one of the biggest attractions in Chicago (the Mag Mile) where people love to shop, it not great anymore. Macy's, which replaced Marshall Fields, closed and they are talking about a Target there. The crime has gone up a lot there. Someone was stabbed there recently.
Why would they open a Target where Macy's was when there's a Target one block to the south?
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:35 AM
 
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There are definitely rumors of a Target moving into a few floors of the Macy's. Ironically, the rumors were that the other Macy's/Marshall Fields would be closing instead. Good luck filling that space afterwards.

The city really remotely recovered from last year's riots and years of thug attacks/menacing. Lori has no clue what the f she's doing, and business owners feel abandoned.

It's kind of sad, but what can you do.
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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There are definitely rumors of a Target moving into a few floors of the Macy's. Ironically, the rumors were that the other Macy's/Marshall Fields would be closing instead. Good luck filling that space afterwards..
They own the building on State, or at least the floors they still occupy. Between the two, it's hard to imagine they'd abandon floor space that's been paid off for decades in favor of leased space in one of the most expensive retail districts in the country.
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Old 05-06-2021, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The Allegheny
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I'm seriously considering moving to Chicago from the Pittsburgh area by the summer, despite its obvious faults. Bottom line is there are more jobs there in my working class logistics field with better wages than here. CTA/Pace isn't that much costly than Port Authority. More apt options within the city with utilities(I'm single, frugal homebody and will rent).

I hate the Demwits like others on here but at least there are more opportunities for a better QOL for blacks than certain cities.
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Old 05-06-2021, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I am a southern California native (born and raised in Orange County) and lived there for the first 23 years of my life. After university I moved to San Francisco and worked there for 3.5 years. Now I live in Chicago and it is wonderful!!

The city certainly has it's faults (like anywhere else) but the positives of living here outweigh the negatives for me.
I am strongly committed to urban living, dense neighborhoods, and fantastic public transit. I intentionally moved here for a car-free lifestyle + lower cost of living. I was able to purchase a 1 bedroom condo in east Lakeview in 2019, something I never could have done in San Francisco.

So if dense urbanism and a lower cost of living are important to you then you will love it here!

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Old 05-07-2021, 07:44 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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LOL @ the list of top-tier-schools in the north attracting mostly northern kids, as if Missouri and the rest of the south don't have their own high quality institutions like Washington University, Vanderbilt, Duke, Emory, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest Rice, etc.

It seems provincialism isn't just a southern thing.

There are a lot of northern kids in the top tier southern schools as well, though top-tier northern schools do seem to dominate the very top of the rankings and generally have a lot of top liberal arts colleges that do well in student outcome but sometimes aren't ranked in the same lists as those with graduate programs though that's more with the Northeast than the Midwest. The Midwest, especially the Great Lakes part of the Midwest, differs from the Northeast in that they also field at least one top tier public university. The Southeast is like that, too, with several of the states, namely Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia, also fielding really well-regarded public universities.


I do think it'd be great if UIC keeps continuing to go up those rankings. A really solid, top-tier public university that close to a major employment center is fantastic. I wonder how John Marshall will be doing over the next several years now that it's part of UIC.
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