11 Things Longtime Chicagoans Wish They Could Tell Newcomers
By Elizabeth Crozier|Published March 20, 2020
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
If you’ve lived in the city your whole life, you’ve likely gone through the painful experience of watching newcomers struggle. Don’t you wish you could help them out? Here’s a handy guide of 11 things we all wish we could tell new Chicago residents to help them transition into city life.