Dec 27, 2010
I don't know if you live in Chicago (the city proper) or if you live in (your address is in) one of the suburbs. But I guess either way ... the rest of the nation does not 'work' the way Chicago works. I was born & raised in Chicago and spent my first 37 years in Chicago and the suburbs and then moved to California. When I got here, I never even thought about becoming politically active, about getting involved in local politics, because my mindset was still Chicago (if you weren't born and raised here, made all your friends here and know the right people, why waste your time?). That stuff HELPS elsewhere, but it ain't mandatory, like in Chicago.