Hell, It's about time!
Chicago is actually a pretty safe city and there's no need to arm yourself unless you're an idiot and venture out into dangerous neighborhoods.
So Echoes... why should I go unarmed? Can you predict the future? Can you guarantee my safety everywhere I go? I choose to take my business to cities and states that respect my right to defend myself (which currently is 30 or so states) with my three permits to carry. Illinois is not one of those states.
You say not to go into unsafe neighborhoods, I'll give you that. What about malls, how about churches, schools, universities, restaurants that simply serve alcohol (cant drink and carry anyway), can you say with 100% certainty I will be safe in these locations?