Impossible to live there without driving.
Not true anymore. In fact there are rent a bike's all over downtown. You just need a car if you want to go from one neighborhood to another.
No planning and zoning,
The only people who seem to have an issue with it are people who make a living off of zone planning. It aint perfect but areas of the city that were dead have seen renaissance because somebody saw potential for the area it hadn't previously entertained. Much of the run down inner city has been completely renewed in the last fifteen years.
No more than anyplace else and less than gun free Chicago.
one party theocratic rule
Now you're making up lies.