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In December 1960, a tiny notice in the Chicago Tribune announced the opening of the Ohio House Motel in western downtown Chicago, at LaSalle and Ohio Street. Fifty years later, this tiny independent motel is still going strong.
The Rock N Roll McDonald's (formerly The Original Rock 'N Roll McDonald's) is a flagship McDonald's restaurant located in Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the most famous McDonald's locations in the world and was once the busiest in the United States. The restaurant/museum, located in the Near North Side community area (neighborhood) of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States a few city blocks west of the Magnificent Mile, has been a tourist attraction since it opened in 1983.
The first Portillo's hot dog stand known as "The Dog House" opened in 1963 on North Avenue in Villa Park. Owner and founder Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a 6' x 12' trailer without a bathroom or running water. His dedication to serving "the best food" and "the best service" available will make it worth your visit.
Designed by 555 International, the 115-seat modern seafood eatery presents a seasonal menu comprised of both traditional and non-traditional fish-centric dishes. In addition to a rotating mix of East and West Coast oysters served with innovative accoutrements such as a cucumber cocktail sauce, or ponzu mignonette, chef Tentori features a wide-selection of shared plates ($9-$24) such as Squid Ink Gnocchi with Maine lobster, haricot verts, scented carrot broth; Braised Baby Octopus with roasted Roma tomato sauce and chili-infused polenta; Chorizo Stuffed Squid, Shrimp & Saffron scented Risotto; Foie Gras and Prawn Terrine with Szechuan peppercorns, apricot-shallot chutney; and Brandade Croquettes with orange-fennel salad, grainy mustard aioli.
Located in the trendy River North area, Sushi Naniwa offers a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine six days a week for dinner. With attention to every dining detail and service that is second to none, patrons can expect a level of hospitality that reflects an exemplary Japanese tradition. While dining, undertones of classic and contemporary music are played just below the buzz of table conversations to create a mellow atmosphere.
The first official Al's Beef stand began as a small, curbside, outdoor, wooden neighborhood food stand with countertop service located on Laflin and Harrison Street, in Chicago’s “Little Italy” neighborhood. This is where the Italian beef simmered and the newly added Italian sausage grilled over flaming charcoal.
Chris Sr., who was Al's brother-in-law, maintained an outside job during the war, while Al's sister Frances managed to work at the beef stand and raise three sons, Terry, Chuck and Chris, Jr. When the pressures and demands of growing a business became overwhelming, Chris Sr. was forced to devote all of his energies to the beef stand on a full-time basis. It was then that the legend truly began.
Tavernita, located in the popular River North neighborhood at the corner of Erie and LaSalle Streets, offers a mix of American dishes, using influences from France, Italy and Spain, and an innovative beverage program showcasing creative selections from around the world. Designed to encourage sampling and sharing, the menu has something for every taste. Presenting lively atmosphere with a rustic feel, guests can relax in a warm, inviting environment ideal for socialization while experiencing a tailored dining experience – whether it’s a casual meal with friends or an exciting night on the town.
Fadó, pronounced f'doe, is the Irish expression meaning "long ago". The term was commonly used as the preface of old Irish stories told by the Seanchaí (Shana-kee) or storyteller. At Fadó we are telling the story of Ireland's rich and celebrated pub culture. It is a culture of hospitable surroundings, good food and good drink, and friendly conversation- what we call "craic".
We consider Fadó a different type of Irish pub. We blend the best of the old with the best of the new. Our decor and friendly staff evoke images of the great old pubs of Ireland whereas our style of operating - our music, food, beverages - connects more so with the contemporary pubs and bars of modern Ireland.
The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.
Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever gotten eye-to-eye with a dolphin? Or met a penguin on a stroll to the South Pole? Or immersed yourself in an Amazon flooded forest? At Shedd, it's all possible.
A bustling community of business, tourism and culture, Willis Tower is so much more than North America's tallest building. It’s home to large well-known companies as well as hundreds of thriving businesses run by smart, passionate people. More than an office building, it’s a cultural landmark and iconic Chicago tourist attraction. Willis Tower is a pivotal point of reference – from across town, from financial centers on both coasts, and from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It’s a building with retail and commercial office space at heart, but also inspires tens of thousands of visitors to take in the amazing views of the city and experience the breathtaking Ledge.
Since its completion in 1970, JOHN HANCOCK CENTER stands as the pre-eminent address for local, national and international business. With its significant architecture, solid steel foundation and captivating views of four states, JOHN HANCOCK CENTER's iconic presence in Chicago's skyline serves to amplify the profiles of the diverse and important businesses within its fold. Nowhere but JOHN HANCOCK CENTER has such a distinguished address.
JOHN HANCOCK CENTER prevails as the gateway to Chicago's diverse business districts and has long been the epicenter of the thriving mixed-use environments of Chicago's Gold Coast, River North and Streeterville neighborhoods. With its exciting live/work surroundings, its access to the CTA and major expressways, and the ubiquitous retail, restaurants and entertainment within its reach, JOHN HANCOCK CENTER is the premier address where businesses, and their employees, can have it all.
The Chicago Bulls joined the NBA for the 1966-67 season. The franchise struggled for the better part of a quarter century, occasionally putting excellent teams on the court, such as the tough units of the mid-1970s that featured Bob Love, Norm Van Lier, Jerry Sloan, and Tom Boerwinkle. More often, however, the Bulls worked hard for mediocre results. That all changed in the mid-1980s with the drafting of Michael Jordan, the dominant player of his era and possibly the greatest player of all time. Jordan won seven straight scoring titles with a combination of breathtaking slam dunks and a bag of thrilling shot-making tricks. He put up some of the biggest numbers in NBA history and wrote some of the most memorable chapters in the annals of the league. The addition of Scottie Pippen, another Hall of Famer, in 1987 would set the stage for one of sport's great dynasties. In the early 1990s, the Bulls assembled a strong supporting cast for Jordan and Pippen which won three consecutive NBA titles, becoming only the third franchise in history to string together a trio of crowns. After more than a year of "retirement" to try his hand at professional baseball, Jordan returned to lead the Bulls back to another title in 1996, one more in 1997 and a third in a row in 1998, the Bulls' second three-peat of the decade and their sixth NBA championship trophy. Ten years later, Chicago beat overwhelming odds to win the NBA Draft Lottery, meaning the Bulls had the top pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Point guard Derrick Rose was the team's choice, and he has since led the Bulls to the playoffs in each of his professional campaigns, including a trip to the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals. In Rose's third season, he became the youngest player in NBA history to earn MVP honors.
Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914, will be playing host to Major League Baseball for the 100th season in 2014 -- and to the Cubs for the 98th year. Find out all about the Friendly Confines and its history of memorable events.
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
America's First Planetarium!
Welcome to the Adler Planetarium! Whether you have a full day or just an hour or two, we have admission passes to fit your interests. Take in immersive sky shows in our three full-sized theaters including the Definiti Theater, the newly renovated Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater, and the Grainger Sky Theater–the most technologically advanced theater in the world.
From daily programs, to exhibitions, and special lectures, we are happy to connect you to all the information you need to plan your visit today.
Support the Adler! Help inspire the next generation of explorers with a tax-deductible contribution to the museum.
Plan Your Visit to a Free World of Wildlife
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who visit the zoo to hear a lion’s roar echo off nearby apartment buildings, see gorillas climb trees as the Willis Tower looms in the distance, or forget where they are as they immerse themselves in tropical rainforests, dry-thorn forests or spacious savannas.
We invite you to visit the wildest spot in Chicago, where each year millions of guests marvel at wild wonders as they play and learn.
Looking ahead to Navy Pier’s 100th anniversary in 2016, NPI created The Centennial Vision, a framework for reimagining Navy Pier. Grounded in the noble principles of its founding designers, The Centennial Vision adds a visionary and contemporary lens for the future.
NPI’s mission to be a world-class public place that celebrates and showcases the vitality of Chicago and provides for the enjoyment of Chicago-area residents and visitors year-round. NPI manages Navy Pier within a business framework that provides for its long-term financial stability.
While looking forward to what is relevant for Chicagoans today, NPI leadership is ever conscious of famed architect Daniel Burnham’s vision to transform the lakefront into attractive and useful public space for active recreation and social interaction – a source of pride and common ground that fosters a sense of community within the city’s diverse population.
NPI’s objectives for the future remain consistent with Burnham’s enduring values
Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce 2169B S. China Place Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326 5320
To facilitate the economic development and welfare of Chicago’s Chinese business community.
Support local and global Chinese/Asian business communities and be a bridge for American Corporations doing business with Chinese/Asian businesses and consumers, thereby developing economic growth and making Chicago Chinatown a nucleus of local and international businesses and activities including tourism, cultural and educational promotions.
Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain, one of the largest in the world, is located at Columbus Drive (301 East) and Congress Parkway (500 South) in Grant Park and runs from 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, typically from April to mid-October, depending on weather. Times are subject to change when large events take place in or around Grant Park.
While in operation, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the Fountain produces a major water display and the center jet shoots 150 feet into the air. The initial major display begins at 9:00 a.m. and thereafter, is every hour on the hour. Beginning at dusk, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes the Fountain's major water display is accompanied by a major light and music display. The final display of the evening begins at 10:35 p.m.
Featuring a four-level shopping center anchored by a flagship Nordstrom and more than 50 world-class retailers including BOSS Hugo Boss, Stuart Weitzman, Louis Vuitton, The Art of Shaving, Tommy Bahama, Swatch, Armani Exchange, White House Black Market, Spa Nordstrom and Sephora, The Shops at North Bridge is a must-visit on your trip to The Magnificent Mile.
With 20 sumptuous restaurants conveniently located on the premises, a casual lunch and a vibrant dinner are just steps away from the city’s style center. Dine on a tasty array of international fare at P.F. Chang’s and Big Bowl or indulge in Chicago’s finest at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab and nationally acclaimed, The Purple Pig.
Orange Skin's showroom is located at the corner of Erie and Franklin in the River North furniture/art gallery district of downtown Chicago. A 5 minute walk from the Chicago Ave. CTA Brown Line station. Three blocks from I-90 expressway Ohio St. exit.
Not A Store, But A Destination
By the 70's, everyone was stopping by 59th Street and Lexington Avenue for a look - including Queen Elizabeth. People came to see and to be seen. Once there, they were dazzled by the cutting-edge fashion of designers like Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Norma Kamali, who got their first truly big opportunities at Bloomingdale's.
Bloomingdale's is committed to once again lead the way with exclusive merchandise, customized services, and alternative shopping venues. Carrying on the Bloomingdale's brothers' dream, we're always finding ways to set our stores apart. That's both the legacy and the promise of Bloomingdale's.
In 1997, P.O.S.H. opened its doors in Chicago, with a desire to offer something unique to the consumer that had grown weary of “sameness”. Our small shop was met with a warm reception as the search for pieces that haven’t been mass-produced for coast–to–coast consumption was shared by many.
“At some point in your life, you want something that feels authentic — something that speaks to you.” That thought is what drives P.O.S.H. to search high and low for the items that stock its shelves — an eclectic assortment of vintage Hotel and Estate Silver, Restaurant China and Dinnerware and an ever–changing mix of European Flea Market Finds. Found in such disparate places as long–shuttered American china warehouses and restaurant supply depots to the antique markets and auction houses of Europe, the items sold at P.O.S.H. are often one–of–a–kind or limited in quantity. From a vintage silver plate Tea Service once used in an English Country Inn to a beautiful Water Pitcher from a Grand Hotel in
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is one of the great avenues of the world and is at the center of all that makes Chicago an international destination.
One of the top 10 hospitality, dining and retail destinations in the world, with endless shopping, international cuisine, top rated hotels, lively entertainment, majestic architecture and natural beauty at every turn, The Magnificent Mile offers visitors to Chicago a one-of-a-kind city experience.
The Magnificent Mile is the 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from the banks of the Chicago River to the south, to Oak Street to the north. The Magnificent Mile district extends a full square mile from North Michigan Avenue.
The Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and unique entertainments and attractions packed and stacked along its length, The Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket.
Your guide to the things to see and do on The Magnificent Mile
If you are planning a trip to Chicago and want to know what things to do and places to visit, The Magnificent Mile is the ultimate Chicago experience. We invite you to explore everything the district has to offer.
The parade starts at Balbo and Columbus. The parade units will proceed north on Columbus Drive and the viewing stand will be located in front of Buckingham Fountain.
Dyeing the Chicago River
Scheduled for 9:30 am, Saturday March 14, 2015 the dyeing can be best viewed from the East side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, the West side of the Columbus Drive bridge or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.
Lollapalooza is more than just a music festival. Taking place each year in historic Grant Park, Lolla is a three-day cultural experience that takes place on 115 acres between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. In 2014 we had Chow Town, featuring over 30 premier, local food vendors serving unique fare all day long, while the Farmers Market offered special options for fans with dietary considerations. We also had select partners located Around The Park offering goods & giveaways, as well as socially-conscious and environmentally-friendly organizations located at Lolla Cares and Green Street. See our 2014 vendors below… 2015 vendors coming soon!
The Signature Tour For 19 years our Hop On Hop Off® sightseeing tour has been the gold standard for entertaining and informative tours. Covering 13 miles and 12 stops, the SIGNATURE TOUR is an eye-popping adventure through the heart of Chicago, giving you the option of Hopping On and Off at your choice of stops to visit the hottest retail, cultural, and family attractions.
Chicago, Illinois where Route 66 begins, has a long and rich history along its way to becoming the third largest city in the United States. Many of the vintage era icons have been obliterated with urbanization; however, it still has a few, especially along the outskirts of the city, and downtown Chicago provides a rich view of historical buildings at the very place where Route 66 begins.
The Go Chicago Card More savings, more choices, more fun!
The Go Chicago Card is a multi-attraction pass that lets you choose just what you want to do for one low price. Save up to 55% on combined admission to Chicago's top museums, tours, and attractions.
Northerly Island is a 91- acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan at the heart of the Museum Campus. It is located just south of the Adler Planetarium and east of Soldier Field. The majority of this space is dedicated to nature! The nature area at Northerly Island features beautiful strolling paths, casual play areas and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. It is also home to some of the best fishing in Chicago.
During the winter and early spring (November - April), the Northerly Island fieldhouse is open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 4 pm. The rest of the year, the fieldhouse is open daily, from 9am to 5pm. When the fieldhouse is open, staff is available to answer questions about the island and provide information on a discovery tour.
The FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is located at the northern end of the island. The 2013 season brought a variety of improvements and expansions to this popular lakefront facility, including an upgraded stage, expand
Find shops featuring all of our characters—from historical favorites to My American Girl® dolls to our current Girl of the Year—plus Bitty Baby and the Bitty Twins. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll's world complete. Then browse our bookstore with titles that open up girls' imaginations. And don't miss Avenue AG, featuring specialty shops like Creativi-Tees for designing matching doll and girl T-shirts, plus more fun stops filled with adorable accessories, inspirational posters, treats to eat, and other surprises. Learn more
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Have a truly magnificent experience at the HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Chicago store on Chicago's MAGNIFICENT MILE! You'll find unique HERSHEY'S gifts, souvenirs, apparel and specialty items. The HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Chicago store is also home to HERSHEY'S Bake Shoppe where you'll find sweet eats and treats.
Here at Bike and Roll Chicago we have many tour guides that have been with us for many years. We asked tour guide extraordinaire and Chicago native Bianca P. to tell us about her favorite tour - the Segways at Sunrise Tour of Chicago:
I love waking up in the morning, drinking a piping hot cup of coffee, and greeting the day. Mornings in Chicago are lovely; the cool air wafts off the lake over empty sidewalks while the citizens who usually grace the city streets are just waking up. That's what makes the Sunrise Segway Tour so unique - you can glide along the lake and spend some real quality time with Chicago before the rest of the world catches up to you.
On this tour, we glide along Chicago's majestic lakefront all the while learning some fascinating stories of Chicago's history. And before you know it, it's 8am-time for the majestic Buckingham Fountain to turn on. We watch as water swells over her three tiers of pink marble and shoots into the sky. But this tour is so much more than that. In just two short hours you really have the opportunity to learn so much of what makes Chicago great.
There's really nothing like starting the day with a Segway tour. It's peaceful and serene, yet fun and exciting. I love this tour, and I know if you try it, you'll love it too. I look forward to spending the morning with you.
The roots of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced as far back as 1847! The Show, held each March at Chicago’s Navy Pier (March 14-22, 2015), is an experience for the senses, invoking memories of spring after a typically long and cold Chicago winter.
Presented by Mariano’s, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show creates an experience that the attendee will never forget by presenting realistic, as well as DIY solutions to inspire, educate and motivate the next generation of gardener.
Hop to it and get in on the fun!
The bunny is making a special visit to many parks this spring. You'll find dozens of egg hunts, including two for dogs, one with flashlights and another in the pool, along with a number of luncheons with the bunny. These family-friendly events take place March 21 - April 4 at parks throughout the city. Many of the events will feature treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts plus photo opportunities with the bunny. Some activities may require pre-registration due to limited space. Many programs are admission free or have nominal entrance fees. Call the individual parks for additional information
The Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago serves the 10 Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The main purposes of the Consulate are 1) to serve Japanese nationals, 2) to represent the Japanese government, and 3) to provide travel services and cultural information about Japan to non-Japanese residents within the 10-state jurisdiction. In the "About Us" portion of the website, you will find a Greeting from the Consul General, information on recent activities of the Consular staff, about how and when to best contact or visit the consulate, and a list of Americans currently serving as Honorary Consuls General within the 10-state jurisdiction. The Consulate is comprised of different Sections that perform various tasks to fulfill its purposes. The General Affairs Section is in charge of Consular Services through processing visas, providing information on customs and immigration procedures, and assisting Japanese nationals as well as foreign nationals in general. The Economic Affairs Section is a part of General Affairs that specialize specifically in economic matters between Japan and the Midwest. The Japan Information Center is the cultural, educational, and public affairs division of the Consulate that partakes in various community outreach activities.
First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 107th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is committed to maximizing the success of the home products industry. IHA provide the world-class show marketplace, the International Home + Housewares Show, facilitation of global commerce, industry market data and facilitation of industry standards.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an urban university intimately connected to its home in one of the nation’s largest and most diverse cities. A noted research center, particularly in urban affairs, medicine and the health sciences, UIC is committed to creating and disseminating new knowledge. The campus operates the state's major public medical center, and is home to colleges of dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, and applied health sciences. With branches in Peoria, Rockford and Urbana, the College of Medicine educates more physicians than any other university in the nation. UIC is a vital partner in the educational, technological, and cultural fabric of the Chicago metropolitan area. From health initiatives to business internships to education practicums, UIC students benefit from the campus’ deep commitment to its community. More than 400 faculty and staff participate in UIC’s hallmark Great Cities Commitment, a multidisciplinary project that includes more than 500 programs working in Chicago to find model solutions to challenges facing urban areas throughout the world.
We are Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university with two distinct campuses located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Illinois. With a rich history and progressive curricula featuring 116 degree programs, we are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. Our award-winning faculty and dedicated staff take pride in pushing Roosevelt’s remarkably diverse students to the limits of achievement, inspiring the transformation of lives and communities through the principles of social justice.
Explore the Globe
Kendall is part of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 75 institutions in 29 countries. Students from more than 80 countries have enrolled at Kendall and more than 1,200 students participate in Kendall Culinary Certificate programs at 19 affiliate campuses throughout the world! With these connections, a global perspective is incorporated into the Kendall experience, giving our students a competitive edge in the workforce.
Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is one of the busiest airports in the USA and it has received major international awards in the past from Business Traveler magazine.
Chicago O'Hare is based just 20 miles (kilometers) from downtown Chicago and has comprehensive travel connections by bus, train or car. Conveniently located near major highways, Chicago O'Hare Airport has extensive facilities for short term and long term parking.
Chicago ORD's four terminals are filled with shops, restaurants and services for travellers arriving or departing from its gates; they are all inter-connected by an efficient transit system. Chicago ORD Airport is also easily linked to Chicago's other airport, Chicago Midway Airport, by shuttle buses and there is a METRA station at the airport for travelers heading to the city center.
Chicago O'Hare World Airport Guide provides you with access to a complete selection of Chicago airport hotels. Utilize the discounts offered directly from the hotel, with the assurance of secure booking. Extra services include airport car rental, airport car parking, and flights to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport
Chicago Midway Airport MDW is the second-largest Airport (after O'Hare) of both the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois - serving Greater Chicago and its surrounding counties. It is becoming one of the fastest growing airports in North America.
MDW Airport is readily accessible from Chicago's center in less than 30 minutes via the Stevenson Expressway. It is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois, and borders to the suburbs of Burbank & Clearing. The Stevenson Expressway (I-55) connects northeast to I-90/I-94, and southwest to I-294. between Interstates Hwys I-55. The CTA's Orange Line connects the Airport with downtown Chicago.
With five runways and an estimated 20.3M passengers per annum, Chicago Midway Airport is served by regular & low-cost carriers - Southwest is the dominant one, offering direct and connecting flights to many points in the U.S. and Canada, with connections around the world. Southwest is the dominant carrier at Midway.
NOTE: The Lakeshore Express carrier operates out of private terminals at both ORD & MDW airports: Check-in & boarding at MDW is at Atlantic Aviation, 5200 W. 63rd St. It offers connections to Detroit on its Saab 340b.
The passenger terminal at Chicago Midway Airport has three concourses - A, B & C.
Read more: http://www.ifly.com/chicago-midway-international-airport#ixzz3Oow3i6aa
Most rides on CTA are taken by bus. Our bus system consists of 140 routes. Buses make over 25,000 trips daily, and serve nearly 12,000 bus stops throughout the region.
CTA bus routes serve communities locally, move people across town, and a number of express services are provided. Several routes also provide 24-hour service, known as "Owl Service."
Learn how to ride the bus.
CTA 'L' (Train Service)
Our rail system consists of train lines spanning the city and neighboring communities, and is known locally as "The 'L'." The service provided is described as "heavy rail rapid transit," also referred to as a "subway" or "metro" in many parts of the world.
Today's 'L' system has eight rapid transit routes and consists of 144 stations over approximately 242.2 miles of track. Parts of the 'L' run above ground, in subway tunnels and tubes, as well as at grade or in expressway medians. Two routes--the Red and Blue Lines--operate 24 hours, every day.
The nickname 'L' is short for "elevated," a reference to the all-elevated beginnings of the system (even though, as just mentioned, parts of the system today are at or below ground).
Free transfer between all 'L' routes is available at designated locations (see route guides or maps for free transfer locations).
Learn how to ride the train.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. On an average weekday, 1.7 million rides are taken on CTA. The CTA is a regional transit system that serves 35 suburbs, in addition to the City of Chicago, and provides 83 percent of the public transit trips in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area either with direct service or connecting service to Metra and Pace.
CTA has 1,865 buses that operate over 128** routes and 1,354 route miles. Buses make about 19,000 trips a day and serve 11,104 bus stops.
Build miniature cardboard models of the Ohio House Motel!
Its easy! Download the pdf files linked below, then print on cardstock or heavy paper from your color printer. Follow the instructions printed in the pdf files to complete the assembly of each model. If you make a mistake, simply print out another to try again.
Whoever said that you can’t find country music in Chicago, clearly wasn’t lookin hard enough. Allow us to prove those people wrong.
We have all information regarding major upcoming country concerts, a weekly agenda of country music activities happening every day, and a directory of the best venues to catch a live show, eat bbq, sing karaoke, or drink out of a mason jar. Oh and also a full list of all summer country music festivals within driving distance of us.
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and, over the past 14 years, has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Company, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well over 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Bank of America Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. Broadway In Chicago is best known for attracting pre-Broadway productions, highlights of those include THE PRODUCERS, SPAMALOT, MOVIN’ OUT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, KINKY BOOTS and BIG FISH, as well as long-run engagements including WICKED, Disney’s THE LION KING, and BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to name a few. - See more at: http://broadwayinchicago.com/about/#sthash.h3iEJ9EL.dpuf