What are the best and worst things about living in Chicago?

Asked by Trulia Chicago, Chicago, IL Wed Mar 13, 2013

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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Our culture is great here. We are defined by our many neighborhoods, sports, food, etc.

There is no down side!! we get all four seasons!
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Philip Sencer, Agent, Chicago, IL
Thu Mar 14, 2013
The city, County, State are BROKE. They are incapable of fixing it because it has gotten out of control and the A hole politicians do not rally care since they have plenty of money(bribes-lobby influenced perks) themselves.
The quality of life.....schools/transportation/taxes are all having a slow, persistant never ending financial and pychological deterioration.
To change this will take more than we have the power/will to do. Since I am older, it will not affect me as much,but if I was younger, and know what I know today, I would NEVER make a decision to stay and get locked in to this mess.
There is nothing good that can counterbalance this crap!
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Mark Malave, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Mar 13, 2013
The pros are too many to list, but the best for me is the incredible people that live here. The worst is the political non-sense that exist to waste money and never fix any problems. It should not cost so much for people to live in this city.
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Bill J Delig…, Agent, Naperville, IL
Wed Mar 13, 2013
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Thomas Kossn…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Best things: Great food, White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, overall culture, the lake, architecture, the women of course.
Worst things: Cubs, Cub fans, suburbanites, traffic and 5 or 6 months of winter.
Write it down.
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Edith Karoli…, Agent, Winnetka, IL
Wed Mar 13, 2013
oh my there is not enough space to tell you all the great things about Chicago..... the people, the museums, the lake front, the parks, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the sky line, and all the thing that are there to do within city limits and the surrounding larger metro area, there is no end to it......

The worst, well I am sure there is a list as well, but like with every large city to me it is rush hour traffic.
But all in all it is a super great Metropolitan Area to live, and the people are great.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Wed Mar 13, 2013
The best thing about Chicago living is the Cubs......the worst thing about living in Chicago is the Cubs!

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