Chicago: Still The City That Works

As a native Chicagoan, I don't mind that Chicago has missed out becoming the New Economy center of the U.S. ("Chicago Blues," Cover Story, Oct. 16). I can live without the urban sprawl, congestion, and skyrocketing costs of living in San Francisco and San Jose, which result from the technology boom in the Silicon Valley. In the meantime, Chicago benefits from being one of the most livable cities in America--with a strong infrastructure, an improving school system, and affordable housing. While my counterparts in Silicon Valley fight traffic each night on the way home, I will be barbecuing dinner on my roof deck or taking a jog along the lakefront.

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