Uninspired in Chicago: Why Do Natives Fall Out of Love With the City?

Published On 10/08/2015 Published On 10/08/2015
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“At the time, Chicago was what made me happy. A trip home to visit my parents in the suburbs was like trying to cage a wild gazelle.”

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Most functional-minded adults would turn to me and simply tell me to move out of the city, experience new places and people. I’m just too in love with Chicago to make an escape route.