@csl316: I'm moving to Chicago next year from London for a few months for university work. Got any recommendations about where to live? I think I've built it up in my mind as murder central but I know of course that isn't true.
Born and raised in London, it never crossed my mind until I went to uni how much London is built up as this monolith by lots of people who are from other places. I personally love big cities, they feel like little countries in their own right, all have distinct personalities.