Well I don't post on here much but I figured people here would give me the straight scoop on Chicago. My wife is in the running for a job at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Right now we live in London OH which is just outside of Columbus, we both grew up in Ohio me in Columbus and her up in Lima. I love Ohio and all it has to offer. Even though I was born in Chicago my parents moved away before I was 2 so I know nothing of the area other than I have no interest at all of living near Chicago. I am highly introverted and I'm happy that way, I don't need to live in the middle of nowhere but I would like some space between me and my neighbors. Is there anything like that within commuting distance of Chicago? She has told me that since I'm not thrilled about moving to Chicago that she would be willing to go as far north as Kenosha WI since she could take the train down to Evanston. I know Chicago and the surrounding area has a lot to offer and I guess I just need someone to help ease my fears of moving to the area, even though it's not a sure thing yet. Thank you for any advice you can give me.