I have been going to Chicago Ridge for many years and I really think it has gone up. The look has changed over the years and I think that for the better. I use to think that it was more fore older seniors but in recent years that has changed. Although it is Senior friendly, more Emo kids hang there. It is really nice. My niece is an avid shopper of hot topic (Goth mets punk) and I so encourage it. It is a nice place to spend the weekend and just go shopping with many stores that you may not find elsewere. Try it once and you will go back. From Upscalestores to the average dollar store. Very clean and although there is alot of Security, it really isn't needed as much as say maybe Ford City. It is a quaint spot.
Pros: Lots of stores
Cons: It can get a bit crowder