Just wanted to say 'Hi!" to another Illinoisan - I live in South Elgin, and work in St. Charles. I always say that none of my friends are surprised to learn that I am 40 miles out of the loop, er, Loop!
Welcome to Live Ireland. I actually just joined today, but I feel like I have been around longer, as I have been listening for several weeks now.
Hello Emily, You will find that everyone here is very kind. I hope your staying warm in Chicago. I'm in Tenn. and it's been a cool Sat., but in the mid 70's the rest of the week. Chicago is nice, but so cold... burr... I've seen a few big snows there that would keep you in doors a while.