11 Things Longtime Chicagoans Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

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.

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Whether you’re a life-long resident or brand new, there are 11 struggles all Chicagoans have experienced at least once.

What else do you wish you could tell newcomers? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!