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    Chicago is one of those great American cities that almost defies any sort of description you try to attach to it. Sure, it's a major hub in the Midwest, and between the blues and jazz festivals, Lollapalooza in Grant Park, the Bulls, the White Sox, the Cubs, the Blackhawks, the Bears, Greektown, Hyde Park, Steppenwolf Theatre, Northwestern University, and Union Station, you might try and find some way to label her, but Chicago is more than just the sights and sounds, it is a way of life. The city hosts the third most prolific movie industry in the nation, and Americans have grown up on films such as “The Untouchables” and “The Fugitive”, and more recently “Batman Begins”. From the shores of Lake Michigan to the museums or the Art Institute of Chicago or the rambling architecture that ranges from classical to Gothic to extremely modern, “The Windy City” is one of the most famous cities in the world for a reason.

    Chicago is a city packed full of history. It is the birthplace of the skyscraper, and it was here that steel-frame construction was first invented. Between the Sears Tower, the Trump Tower, the Aon Center, and the John Hancock Center, the city boasts three of America's tallest buildings. Their African-American history runs deep, with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Reverend Jesse Jackson both being major influences on the region. The blues and jazz have deep ties to the city as well.

    From the professional sports teams to the beaches along Lake Michigan to the lakefront parks, there is a lot more going on than meets the eye, though. United Airlines makes their company headquarters in the city, but there are two other things which are extremely popular in Chicago: deep dish pizza,the Chicago Style hot dog and how can we forgot the popcorn! Bring your appetite, your sense of adventure, and be prepared to spend a lot of your time in simple amazement when you visit.
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    • Monadnock Building
      0.07 Km from Chicago
      The Monadnock Building (historically the Monadnock Block; pronounced /məˈnædnɒk/ mə-NAD-nok) is a skyscraper located at 53 West Jackson Boulevard in the south Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. The north half of the building was designed by the firm of Burnham & Root and built starting in 1891. The tallest commercial iron frame building with a load-bearing exterior masonry wall ever constructed, it employed the first portal system of wind bracing in America. Its decorative staircases represent ...
    • Grace Episcopal Church (Chicago)
      0.14 Km from Chicago
      Grace Episcopal Church founded in 1851 is one of the oldest Episcopal congregations in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Since December 1985 it has been located in a former printing works located at 637 South Dearborn Street in the Printer's Row neighborhood. Now also called Grace Place, the historic 3-story redbrick late 19th century Arts and Crafts building is a contributing property in the South Dearborn Street-Printing House Row North Historic District. Grace Place is also listed in the City...
    • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
      0.15 Km from Chicago
      The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (informally the Chicago Fed) is one of twelve regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation's central bank. The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the state of Iowa. In addition to participation in the formulation of monetary policy, each Reserve Bank su...
    • Virgin Hotels Chicago
      0.94 Km from Chicago
      The Virgin Hotels Chicago (formerly Old Dearborn Bank Building or 203 North Wabash Avenue) is a historic building in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, that has been converted from use as an office building to use as a hotel run via a mobile app based business model. The 250-room hotel is the first of Richard Branson's Virgin Hotels brand boutique hotels geared toward the female business traveller.
    • 35 East Wacker
      0.96 Km from Chicago
      35 East Wacker, also known as the Jewelers' Building, is a 40-story 159 m (522 ft) historic building in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, USA, located at the intersections of Wabash Avenue, and facing the Chicago River. It was built from 1925 to 1927, and was co-designed by Joachim G. Giaver and Frederick P. Dinkelberg. It was once considered to be the tallest building in the world outside of New York City. Formerly the Pure Oil Building and North American Life Insurance Building, 35...
    • Marina City
      1.10 Km from Chicago
      Marina City is a mixed-use residential/commercial building complex that occupies an entire city block on State Street in Chicago, Illinois. It sits on the north bank of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, directly across from the Loop district. The complex consists of two corncob-shaped, 587-foot (179 m), 65-story towers, which include five-story elevators and physical plant penthouses. It also includes a saddle-shaped auditorium building, and a mid-rise hotel building, all contained on a rai...
    • 330 North Wabash
      1.18 Km from Chicago
      330 North Wabash (formerly IBM Plaza also known as IBM Building and now renamed AMA Plaza) is a skyscraper in downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States, at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, designed by famed architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (who died in 1969 before construction began). A small bust of the architect by sculptor Marino Marini is displayed in the lobby. The 52-story building is situated on a plaza overlooking the Chicago River. At 695 feet (211.8 meters), 330 North Wabash is the second-talle...
    • The Columbian (Chicago)
      1.24 Km from Chicago
      The Columbian is a 517-foot-tall (158 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. It was constructed from 2005 to 2008 and has 47 floors. It is the tallest brick-clad building, and 76th tallest building, in Chicago. There are 225 units and 4 elevators.
    • Andy's Jazz Club
      1.33 Km from Chicago
      Andy's Jazz Club, located several blocks north of the Chicago Loop, was founded as "Andy's 11 E. Lounge" in 1951 by Andy Rizzuto. A group of investors bought the property in 1975, changing its name to "Andy's". The club is one of the city's most prominent jazz venues. In 1977 jazz promoters Penny Tyler and John Defauw began producing midday jazz sessions at Andy's, which was later expanded to include performances later in the day with sets at 5pm and 9pm. The 5pm performance ...
    • Plaza 440
      1.35 Km from Chicago

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan -4.6 78 23.7 30.7
    Feb -3.1 77 26.4 30.3
    Mar 2.1 85 35.8 33.5
    Apr 8.3 82 46.9 32.3
    May 14 97 57.2 38.2
    Jun 19.6 97 67.3 38.2
    Jul 22.6 90 72.7 35.4
    Aug 21.8 86 71.2 33.9
    Sep 18.3 87 64.9 34.3
    Oct 12.1 73 53.8 28.7
    Nov 4.3 74 39.7 29.1
    Dec -1.6 73 29.1 28.7

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