Area Info

Chicago has the highest population of all cities in the state of Illinois and is among the biggest cities in the United States. Known to be a very passionate sports town, Chicago holds many other attractions, including outdoor public art, upscale shopping along Magnificent Mile and State Street, and thousands of restaurants. Chicago is known to have a number of specialty food items, such as its Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and the holy, no-ketchup, Chicago-style hot dog.

While visiting Chicago, be sure to check out such hot spots as the historic Chicago Cultural Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Museum Campus. Music fans might also enjoy the classical Grant Park Music Festival concert series.

Named the "Best Sports City" in the United States by Sporting News in 1993, 2006, and 2010, Chicago is home to the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago Bears.