While Chicagoans abide by their well-known rivalries — between the city’s baseball teams; the North and South Sides — they’re also willing to talk up neighborhoods outside their own.
They may point a visitor to unpretentious Uptown, where a favorite local jazz club sits among ornate, old-school concert venues. Or maybe to up-and-coming Bridgeport, where an influx of innovative new businesses is updating its persona as a manufacturing hub. The neighborhood of Hermosa may even get a call-out, being the birthplace of a now-world-famous animator who launched an empire with a certain animated mouse. Really just because they’re happy they know.