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Chicago Facts & Information

Location Northeast Illinios
Climate Seasonal. Cold winters and hot summers.
Land Area 227 square miles
Population 2,869,121
Persons Over 65 10.3%
Female Persons 51.5%
Ethnic Groups White 42.0%, Black 36.8%, American Indian 0.4%, Asian 4.3%
Housing Units 1,152,868
Median Household Income $38,625
Description of Flag Flag of Nevada
 Illinios Flag The flag of Illinois contains the Great Seal of Illinois along with the word "ILLINOIS".

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Chicago Culture

Chicago is an extremely diverse city, with a melting pot of citizens from various countries. You will find neighborhoods with immigrants from all over the globe, hear every language in the street, and music from around the world playing at every turn. This mix is what gives Chicago such a flavor; tourists visit just to take part in such beautiful slice of Americana.

You will find poets reading their works

You will find poets reading their works, Greek women and men cooking gyros and stuffing sausages, fans devoted to baseball and watching every game, impressive newspapers and publishing houses, as you listen to jazz and blues playing in the clubs.

The food in Chicago is authentic, sports are a passion, rhythm and blues are pounded into the soul, architecture is a wonder and the universities are full of world-wide acclaimed academicians. Chicago has everything for everyone of every culture.


Chicago Shopping

The Magnificent Mile is a shopper’s dream. Everything you want and need is right in the heart of the city. This locale offers 460 stores in just eight city blocks, including four shopping centers. Oak Street has upscale boutiques and specialty gift stores. Find six levels of various retails, including dining and fitness facilities. State Street is famous for department stores and the largest jewelry district in the Midwest. For a change in cloth’s shopping, you will also discover

several museums and art galleries.

Water Tower Place features Marshall Field’s, Lord & Taylor and more than 100 popular stores.

Chicago Place features 50 stores, a floral shop with beautiful flowers and grand arrangements for any occasion and a food court.

Westfield North Bridge is elegant, sophisticated and glamorous. Anchored by the flagship Nordstrom, you will find popular retail stores and exclusive restaurants within a four-level concourse.


Chicago Restaurants
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Chicago. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Opera 1301 S. Wabash Ave (312) 461-0161 Asian
 North Pond 2610 N. Cannon Dr (773) 477-5845 American
 Morton's 1050 N. State St (312) 266-4820 Steak
 Spring 2039 W. North Ave (773) 395-7100 American
 Tru 676 N. St. Clair St (312) 202-0001 American
 Mas 1670 W. Division St (773) 276-8700 Latin
 Ambria 2300 Lincoln Park West (773) 472-5959 French
 Bin 36 339 N. Dearborn St (312) 755-9463 American
 Chilpancingo 358 W. Ontario St (312) 266-9525 Mexican
 Ann Sather 929 W. Belmont Ave (773) 348-2378 Swedish
 Everest 440 S. LaSalle St. (312) 663-8920 French
 Crofton on Wells 535 N. Wells St (312) 755-1790 American
 Spiaggia 980 N. Michigan Ave (312) 280-2750 Italian
 Nacional 27 325 W. Huron St (312) 664-2727 Latin
 Zealous 419 W. Superior St (312) 475-9112 American
 mk 868 N. Franklin St (312) 482-9179 American
 Mirai Sushi 2020 W. Division St (773) 862-8500 Japanese
 SushiSamba Rio 504 N. Wells St (312) 595-2300 Sushi
 Le Colonial 937 N. Rush St (312) 255-0088 Vietnamese
 Petterino's 150 N. Dearborn St (312) 422-0150 Steak
 The Berghoff 17 W. Adams St (312) 427-3170 German
 Blackbird 619 W. Randolph St (312) 715-0708 American
 Le Bouchon 1958 N. Damen Ave (773) 862-6600 French
 Arun's 4156 N. Kedzie (773) 539-1909 Thai


Chicago Travel Guides
 Frommer's Chicago
 Lonely Planet Chicago
 Let's Go Chicago
 Fodors Chicago