Chicago, the "Windy City"is the home of the blues and jazz, the heart of comedy and the idea of the skyscraper. 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. It is the largest city in both Illinois and the Midwest, and the third most populous city in the United States.
Chicago was founded in 1833, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. The Potawatomi were forcibly removed from their land following the Treaty of Chicago. The city became a major transportation and telecommunications hub in North America.
Globally recognized, Chicago has numerous nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best known include: "Chi-town", "Second City", and the "City of Big Shoulders". Chicago has also been called "the most American of big cities".
The football at Soldier field, the beer at the clark st alehouse, the music at chicago blues, the food at the rainbow diner and the chicago chop house plus everything else!
I was in chicago during summer and it was just amazing ! nice weather and a lot of events and live concerts. just my kind of town .. this year Im going back during Xmas ! Ill be udpating u about how great chicago is in the winter !
Gangsters, mafia and all that are things that come to mind when you hear "Chicago". Very colorful town, big and nice in the winter, as lake freezes....Suburbs are also very nice.
Who doesn't love Chicago? The best pizza in the world, hands down! I love cities on the water and Chicago, IMO, is one of the prettiest in the country!
I've lived here 1 year doing a Master and I really liked it. It was hard to leave it. There are a lot of nice places and restaurants, the environment is very good around Fullerton and Belmont. And the lake gives a lot of life to Chicago. I specially liked walking/riding through the lake, swimming on the lake in summer or going to the Planetarium and enjoy the iced lake in winter. In winter it is very cold! But in summer it is really really great. Bes time to go without any doubt.