Pushing and shooting film in low light situations has it's benefits, but developing the film can be more of a gamble than anything else, especially with a developer that does not recommend itself to be used for more than a 2 stop push.
One of the things I miss most about Chicago is the awesome public transportation, and the "L" can really get you anywhere you need to go. It is the equivalent to a subway system, except it is above ground for most of the tracks. It's the best way to go on an adventure, and also the best way to get lost! This is a good thing.