11. Guests in town? Hancock over Sears all day.
If you’re playing tour guide and someone wants the obligatory tall building experience, skip the Sears (terrifying transparent overhang notwithstanding) and hit the Signature Room at the Hancock, because if you have to do touristy things, you deserve alcohol.
12. Know when -- and where -- to avoid the particularly soul-crushing traffic
Cubs game days. Bears game days. Air & Water Show days. There’s nothing worse then getting stuck in an unmoving mass of humanity for some big event when you were just trying to go grocery shopping.
13. There’s almost always a faster shortcut
Weirdly, it almost always involves Elston.