It took 9 months but I no longer feel like a tourist/visitor to Chicago. I can now officially say Chicago feels like home.
In the meantime 3 parking tickets finally convinced that an out of state license plate does not grant you ticket immunity.
Illinois however, doesn’t feel like home yet. The license plate and DL may say Illinois but I keep forgetting I’m in Illinois because Chicago feels like it’s its own state, it even has its own flag. How many cities have their own flag?