Marcos Ceniceros lives with his parents, Larry and Lupe, in Brighton Park. (Lenny Gilmore/RedEye )
Four years after she appeared on the cover of RedEye with her mom, who doubled as her roommate when she lived at home, Caroline Manley has flown the coop.
Manley was featured in a November 2007 RedEye cover story about the boomerang generation—20-somethings who move back home after graduation.
At the time, Manley was a 23-year-old recent University of Illinois grad trying to save money as she worked as a case manager for the elderly. She was living rent-free with Mom in the Gold Coast in the meantime.
That scenario continued until October, when Manley moved into a Lakeview place with her boyfriend of four years.
During her stay with her mother, Manley said, she was able to start and finish a law degree at DePaul, where she graduated earlier this year.
"It was definitely a huge savings for me," said Manley, now 27 and recently employed as a fellow at the Center for Disability and Elder Law, which provides legal services to low-income Cook County residents. "I think I was lucky that I have a very unique relationship with my mother. I really enjoyed my time back home."
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