Chicago-Neighborhood-Filter: Pros and cons of living in Pilsen? [more inside]
Alterations/Tailor in Chicago. Anyone have a personal recommendation? The drycleaner in my building does it, but I want to know if anyone can recommend a tailor personally. It's a dress (made of a recycled polyester with a water repellent finish) which needs some refitting through the bodice. Doesn't have to be a commercial tailor, either. If you know a good seamstress who is willing to do piecework, that's great. I just want someone I trust picking apart & resewing my dress.
HydeParkHousing: I'll be an entering graduate student at UofC this fall. I've never rented an apartment before, nor do I know Hyde Park (or, for that matter, Chicagoland generally). Help me find a place to live! [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for a tennis specialty shop in Chicago? [more inside]
Temping in Chicago [more inside]
For a novice, what is a good bike route from Chicago's North Side to the loop? [more inside]
Does the mob/mafia still operate in Chicago? If so, at what level? Does the Chicago Outfit still exist?
I don't have dental insurance but I have a dental emergency in Chicago. [more inside]
What kind of whistle do Chicago traffic-control officers use? [more inside]
We have connecting flights through Chicago O'Hare this month and would like to visit the Kwik-E-Mart. Is that feasible? [more inside]
Weekend in Chicago, one of us is under 21: where to go, or how to get him in? [more inside]
A good friend is getting married September 1st and I'm interested in buying for her and the Mr. a certificate for an at-home cooking lesson for the two of them--they've taken cooking classes before and dug them so I thought it might be fun for them to do it at home in their new place with their new stuff. We/they live in Chicago--does anybody have any recommendations for places? I've come up with a few on Google but I want to see if anyone's had any personal experience with this since it seems a lot of it would depend on good customer service. thanks!
I am new to Chicago and just signed up for Second City's beginner improv class. Do any of you have any experience with this? What can I expect?
My flight arrives at 6:40 and I need to get to the Hyatt in Schamburg by 8:15-ish. Prefer train but don't know if it's possible. [more inside]
Andersonville, Chicago: Great neighborhood, swell apartment, lovely community, but let's discuss commute time downtown! Did I make a mistake? [more inside]
What are some fast and fun things to do in Chicago? [more inside]
Have any Chicago mefites had experience with Hunter Properties, Acorn Management, Lake Front Management, Lee Street Apartment Rentals, or Water Tower Realty? Praise is as welcome as criticism. [more inside]
Looking for good/bad experiences with specific nursing homes in Chicago area. [more inside]
Need to find a *cheap* Optometrist/Ophthalmologist in Chicago. [more inside]
Improv Comedy Filter: I just moved to Chicago and everyone tells me "To meet people like you, you gotta join an improv troup!" The problem is: there's like 30 of them, and they're all different. So Chicago (or improv) fans: What's the deal with these improv classes, which do you recommend, and what's the best way for a newbie to the city to get situated in the scene?
ChicagoFilter: Seeking lawyer recommendations for landlord/tenant law in Chicago. [more inside]
The Writer's Chicago: Please help me get the most out of my month long stay in the windy city. [more inside]
We're flying into & out of Chicago in mid-July. We want to head north possibly to: Macinaw City/Island, Thunder Bay, Duluth, somewhere neat to see in Wisconsin, and back to Chicago. We'll have 15 days. Will want 3 days in the end in Chicago. Is this doable? What are the "must see" places & how much time at each? Travel clockwise or counter? Thanks for all suggestion of what to see & what to avoid.
Because no one wants to regret that tattoo they got way back when from the narcoleptic tattoo artist...
Looking to get a tattoo in Chicago. Suggestions for where to go? [more inside]
Where can I buy dry ice in Chicago? [more inside]
I'm looking for a gift for some new Chicagoans and think they would enjoy one of the river architecture tours. Is there any appreciable difference between the competing operators? Bonus points for any inexpensive (~$10 per person) and little known/unusual Chicago experiences I can bundle in to the gift. [more inside]
Please help me figure out if I need a buyer's agent. [more inside]
Our family wants to see the 7/20 Diamondbacks-Cubs game but we don't have tickets yet. [more inside]
I'm going to Chicago in June for a weekend. Where should I go to find the following:
- Cool neighborhood with coffee shops where I can get a copy of Illinois Entertainer and Chicago Reader
- Best music equipment store in Chicago or northern suburbs (I'm staying in exciting Itasca)
- Something unique and fun to do on a Sunday afternoon
Where can I get the best Chicago-style hot dog in San Francisco? [more inside]
Great graphic design studios in Chicago? [more inside]
I'm from Chicagoland. Me and my Canadian gal are soon moving from Toronto to the City of Big Shoulders so she can go to grad school there, and she's been asking me all kinds of questions about the character of the city. Though I consider myself a Chicagoan, I am embarrassingly tongue-tied. Please give me your insights on the character and atmosphere of the jewel of the Midwest! [more inside]
I need to wrap a bicycle frame with a specifically colored tape. [more inside]
I'm probably going to need to leave my air conditioner in the window during the '07-'08 winter, and I have a few questions about air conditioners and winter. [more inside]
ChicagoActivismFilter: I need a book that details the history of political activism in Chicago. [more inside]
In Chicago, can I obtain a porch repair permit to fix my porch but not bring it entirely up to code? [more inside]
Going on an impromptu road trip to Des Moines. What do we do once we get there? [more inside]
How can I get in touch with television and movie fandom in Chicago? [more inside]
[ChicagoFilter] I am going to attempt to bike to work, which means biking along the lake from Andersonville to the Navy Pier area. Any tips? I haven't biked in 10 years, and don't want to be killed by racing pros. [more inside]
Chicago mefites: What interesting things are you aware of that can be delivered in Chicago? When I say "delivered" i mean foodstuffs and/or toys or even something like singing telegrams or something like that. [more inside]
I want to do the 2007 Chicago Bike the Drive on this coming memorial day weekend as I'll be in Chicago and it looks fun. After grappling with miles vs kms conversion and the thought of renting a bike I think the short route looks good - but I havent been able to work out if its a hilly road? I'm hoping for dead flat - so, is the road very flat or should I rethink my ability to complete it? [more inside]
[Chicago Filter] Moving to Chicago in June. Start work 2 days later. No time to go to Chicago before the move. What's the best way to find an apt? (Everyone on CL wants to meet me first, which isn't possible.) [more inside]
Where to find a really good Sazerac in Chicago? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I want to escape Chicago for a weekend sometime soon. The caveats: we're in college and on a tight budget, and we don't want to drive more than 2-3 hours. Help us find the perfect weekend getaway! [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good psychiatrist in the north suburbs of Chicago? Someone near my job in Libertyville with a good understanding of bipolar disorder would be ideal. I'm just not getting along with my current doctor. Email's in my profile if you'd rather respond privately. Thanks.
Calling all Chicagoans: I will be working on Fulton Market, just west of I90/94. My roommate will be attending Loyola (Lake Shore campus). We both want easy commutes. Suggestions for fun, safe areas to live in that will be convenient for both of us? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an allergist in Chicago? I live in Andersonville; someone nearby would be nice. Also, since my insurance is evil, does anyone know how much allergy immunotherapy (shots or sublingual) runs out of pocket?
I would like to compile a list of videogames (all platforms, all ages) that are set in Chicago, or have levels or scenes set in Chicago (like Tony Hawk 3 or Rampage: World Tour). I found this list on Wikipedia, but I'm guessing there are more. What are some of the others? [more inside]
ChicagoFilter: I like beer. I like to explore local brews. What should I try out while I'm in Chicago in two weeks? [more inside]
I'm moving to Chicago with my fiancé in August. We're looking for a two bedroom that we won't regret. Oh, and we're poor as hell. Is it even possible to find a two bedroom for less than $1,000? Inside is a list of more particular criteria. [more inside]