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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Chicago, Illinois.
 
Chicago is the home of the blues and the truth of jazz, the heart of comedy and the idea of the skyscraper. Here, the age of railroads found its center, and airplanes followed suit. Butcher of hogs and believer in progress, it is one of the world's great cities, and yet the metropolitan luxuries of theater, shopping, and fine dining have barely put a dent in real Midwestern friendliness. It's a city with a swagger, but without the surliness or even the fake smiles found in other cities of its size.
 
As the hub of the Midwest, Chicago is easy to find — its picturesque skyline calls across the waters of Lake Michigan, a first impression that soon reveals world-clazz museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world.
 
With a wealth of iconic sights and neighborhoods to explore, there's enough to fill a visit of days, weeks, or even months without ever seeing the end. Dress warm in the winter, and prepare to cover a lot of ground: the meaning of Chicago is only found in movement, through subways and archaic elevated tracks, in the pride of tired feet and eyes raised once more to the sky.
 
Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. 
 
Contents:
 
  Welcome To Chicago
  Key Districts
  Overview
    Climate
    Literature
    Movies
    Smoking
    Tourist Information
  Arrivals
    By plane
      O'Hare
      Midway
      Others
    By bus
    By train
    By car
  Local Transportation
    By public transit
      CTA
      Metra and South Shore
      Pace
    By car
    By taxi
    By bicycle
    By water taxi
  Sightseeing Highlights
    Itineraries
    Museums
    Architecture
    African-American history
    Ethnic neighborhoods
  Fun Activities
    Beaches
    Parks
    Events & Festivals
    Sports
    Theater
    Bicycles
  Studying
  Working
  Shopping Highlights 
  Dining Guide 
    Chicago pizza
    The Chicago hot dog
    Italian Beef
  Bars, Clubs & Drinking
    Jazz and Blues
    Concerts
  Accommodation Guide
  Safety & Security
  Communications
    Internet
    Telephones
  Local Help 
    Publications
    Religious services
    Foreign consulates
  Local & Day Trips 
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Michigan
    Wisconsin

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