Originally Posted By: Celandine

I've spent time in the Chicago area,
...same as I had in the Dallas area.

..hot-footed it right back to 'Jersey.

The chang-ey weather & diverse population suit me just fine. smile

We, in the ‘bottom’ half of Illinois, don’t consider Chicago a part of our ‘neighborhood’. grin
Our temps are generally ten degrees ‘better’! grin
They get snow storms, we get ice storms. And pretty nasty ones!