JMOChicago6 months ago
Jenny, I'm familiar with your businesses and I love Ork/Foursided. But Lakeview IS one of the wealthiest zip codes in the City. The median family income in that immediate area in Lakeview is $108K. I'm talking about mom & pop businesses and neighborhood schools in areas with more rental units than houses, etc. You also have the great benefit of having an upstart, progressive alderperson in Pawar...but he is an outlier, not the norm. I've lived in Chicago since 1988 and for most of my years here, I've loved it. I've experienced the many layers of it through my own experiences or those of close neighbors/friends. Chicago for a white, middle-class, college educated professional with no children living in a handful of zip codes is pretty awesome. But for the majority of Chicagoan's, the city provides an experience of waiting for someone to throw scraps your way. Good cities are those who are good for MOST of its citizens, not just for the childless/those who can afford private school/can afford a specific zip code/etc. Under this Mayor, Chicago has been sliding backwards, not moving forwards. I respect your right to disagree.