One of the things I shouted loudest when I first began Chicago Carless four-and-a-half years ago no longer applies. Back in mid-2005, I still carried around my New-York-native anti-surburban bias. On recent reflection, it’s time to let the suburbs have their due. At least in Chicago.
Portugal’s Domingos Portela de Andrade wasn’t the only interesting person I met at last month’s German Marshall Fund reception, hosted by my pal Val’s friend, Julia. I also met Julia’s squeeze, Adam, who lives in DeKalb, 20 miles west of the Fox River. Julia lives in Greektown, 40 miles east of the Fox. Now that’s what I call a bi-coastal relationship.