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17 Signs You're Not A Chicagoan

No shame in being a transplant, just don't claim you're a lifelong Chicagoan.

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3. In the winter, after shoveling out your spot, you just leave it, for someone to steal


It doesn't matter if street parking isn't assigned, you worked hard for that spot. Now be a true Chicagoan and stick two of your dining room chairs there to save it!

9. You're not exactly sure what neighborhood you live in.


The neighborhood you choose to reside in is your point of pride and your identity. Friendships have been made and broken based on neighborhood boundaries.