Welcome to Chicago, Illinos

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Chicago is the largest city in the Midwest and blends influences from around the world. It has all of the big city attractions mixed with the more relaxed attitude and friendly people of the Midwest. Chicago is unique in that it is a thriving, bustling metropolitan area that manages to feel homey at the same time. The ethnic diversity, multi-cultural neighborhoods, and close proximity of these neighborhoods make Chicago a true melting pot. The main tourist areas of Chicago are very close together, making it an easy city to explore. A leisurely walk, a short bus or taxi ride, or even a boat tour will expose you to the famous museums, breathtaking architecture, exclusive shops, world class festivals, delectable restaurants, and all else that Chicago has to offer.

Facts

Population 2.8 million
Currency Dollar, 1 $ (USD) = 100 cents
Newspapers Chicago Tribune
Chicago SunTimes
The Reader
Time Out Chicago
(weekly magazine with event listings)
Emergency numbers 911
Tourist information Chicago Office of Tourism

Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph Street

Chicago Water Works
163 E. Pearson Street