By Mary Friedel-Hunt
As I write this, I just returned from Chicago having visited my lifelong friend who is recovering from chemo treatments and seeing my ophthalmologist regarding upcoming eye surgeries. A long way to travel to an eye doctor, you might say, but this woman has tended to my eyes for many years and understands the several diagnoses I have to deal with. But this column is not about my friend or my eyes. It is about speed.
I grew up in Chicago. I spent the first 46 years of my life there and have driven every freeway, tollway