Chicago Quick Guide
It's difficult to talk about Chicago without mentioning some of the icons that have made the Windy City famous: from jazz to pizza, Bears to Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, "Chi-town" is synonymous with culture, cuisine and championships.
Chicago's reputation for toughness may have less to do with its harsh winters and cold climates than it does with its history of resiliency after rising from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871. The resulting Midwestern metropolis continues to be a top draw for tourists and a great place to call home for those who live here.
Chicago's economy is driven by communications, finance, manufacturing, shipping and transportation. As well, the city is world-renowned for its educational and cultural institutions, including DePaul University and Art Center of Chicago.
Visitors can get a feel for the city by picking up a Chicago CityPass for easy access to up to six of the city's most popular attractions, including the Hancock Observatory and Shedd Aquarium. And Chicago's Navy Pier is a must-see for visitors and residents alike.
Chicago's City Hall is located at 121 N. LaSalle. The Chamber of Commerce is located about nine blocks east of City Hill in the Aon Center at 200 E. Randolph St., Suite 2200.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions from Chicago to areas such as Evanston, Lincoln Park or Schaumburg, or get there via the Chicago Transit Authority.
Need a flight to or from Chicago? Find a Chicago travel agency. Need to get to O'Hare from The Loop or Magnificent Mile? Try these airport shuttle services. Need a place to stay? Also find Chicago Hotels on TripAdvisor.