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Living in Chicago has its good and bad sides like any other place in the world. It’s known for a lot of violence but it’s not as bad as the media makes it seem.  It’s noisy, but you get used to it. It has great food and the best pizza and fun activities to do downtown. The public transportation makes it easy to go from one place to another even though our traffic is horrible. We have the lake next to us, and it makes our skyline look amazing. Our winter hits us hard, but if if you like the cold, Chicago is the place for you.

The city of Chicago inspires me to write a lot of my thoughts down because a lot of things go on around where I live. I am a very creative person, so I like to write and draw.  Now, I am mainly write poems and short stories.  I get my inspiration from what I see around me. ��I enjoy sharing my work with other people because I want people to hear my voice and my opinions. There is a lot to listen and talk about.  

Studs Terkel has inspired me to listen to what others have to say.  I have learned to listen to others’ opinions and respect them.  It does not matter who is being interviewed–rich or poor, whatever race, –everybody’s opinion is important.  

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