It appears for the foreseeable future I will be taking regular trips to Chicago for work. So far I have been there a couple of times but had no problems but I am well aware of the crime problem. I'm curious if the area I typically stay in is considered all that bad. I see police on a regular basis and aside from a large number of homeless have not had any real problems. I don't want to get into specifics because I hide my firearms hobby from my employer. I will say that I typically stay on the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Ave or roughly that part of town. I do have to go around town so I'm not there exclusively, but that is usually where I end up after dark. Dangerous area or relatively safe? I notice the natives don't seem that skittish but I've never underestimated people's ability to believe in the illusion of their own safety.