i'm generally distrustful of title loan and payday loan places, but i saw an extra-sketchy one today.
i was standing at diversey and western, waiting for the bus. on the west side of western, just south of diversey, i saw what looked at first blush to be a run-of-the-mill title loan shop. it had bright yellow signs, offering "payday loans! installment loans! cash loans on car titles! no credit check! you keep car!" it was the stuff you always see on the signs for those places.
then, i noticed what was next door to it, and i could only imagine that this must be the most repossession-happy title loan shop in town. next door to the title loan shop...
...was a skeezy used car lot.