Only in Chicago would you have enormous bulletin boards advertising pierogis…..
Why runners run along major roads with car fumes, dust, gravel, and who knows what else in the air fills their lungs I have no idea. Lakeshore path, anyone?…
Kids find it awesome that you live somewhere you can see stars.
Kids can skip school but there are so many people out and about during the day no one looks at a young person twice.
Breakfast sandwiches can cost up to $10. Gas, at least 10c higher than the suburbs. Parking though can be free if you are good at parallel parking and in the right neighborhood.
You don’t debate how to get places, you debate the amount of traffic the limited number of routes will have.
You see lots of guys with flowers on the train at Valentines day. But it must be true love when they are carrying flowers on a random Tuesday in March!
Speaking of March, it might take until then to have a clear enough day where you can see the skyline. And you might have 60 degrees, a thunderstorm, and a snowstorm in the same week— in different parts of the city.
The Metra is very good at transporting commuters. The Metra is very good at moving smoothly. However, the Metra does not have convenient times from Clybourn to Wilmette, and their conductors tend to mumble into the microphone so you’re not entirely sure if they said ‘All tickets on display’ or ‘we are skipping the next station today,’ the latter of which causes severe panic.
When you buy a breakfast sandwich, make sure you know what toppings add expense before you end up with a $7 sandwich after you planned on spending $4.50.
When driving, the posted speed limit of 55 seems to only apply if you want to pretend you’re in a chase scene from a movie where cars are weaving in and out of you at breakneck speeds without using their turn signals.