Aaron’s been telling me about meeting his wife on an online dating site. Now, they live together in a house in Albany Park. I think my first email was like, Hey I like your profile. Do you wanna go run with squirrels, laugh with small children, and scare the old people?
Aaron Karmin is a mental health counselor, and he recently got married. “Chicago’s been good to me,” he says. “I can’t complain. I always say, I’m a Chicago ambassador I go around and I tell people, Chicago’s a fantastic city.”
A former punk enthusiast, Office Eric Jones was a new member of the Chicago police force when I first met him a few years ago. One of the first interviews I conducted for this project, Eric remains an intriguing character: a friend of a friend, who happened to also be a cop.