Just a quick observation on this, my final day in Chicago.
I've noticed there is a different dynamic between motorists and pedestrians depending on where you are:
In Flint, a motorist will run over a pedestrian without a second thought. The pedestrians realize this and there are no problems.
In Ann Arbor, pedestrians expect to be given the right of way. The motorists realize this and there are no problems.
In Chicago, motorists will, without a second thought, run over pedestrians who expect the right of way. This results in a type of meat-grinder traffic chaos I've seldom experienced.
How I look forward to my serene Davison Township subdivision. Nothing on the street but the occasional tardy mail truck...