Well, I wanted to post a topic about my true love, Chicago, Illinois. In fact, I am leaving for Chi-town tomorrow and will return sometime in mid-July. My best friend lives out in the 'burbs, so I go there at least 5 times a year, and plan on going to DePaul to law school, and living out there. I love it lots.
Anyway, anyone go there, live there, or interested?
Of all of the sights of Chicago, I reccommend going to a Cubs game. The Cubs fans are a different beast, and it's great. Wrigleyville itself is fantastic. Get a can of Old Style beer... it's a classic.
Watertower place is a great place to shop downtown -- and has a great food court.
A cool place for cheap and hip furniture is at Ikea, which isn't technically Chicago, it's in Schaumburg... http://www.ikea.com
This place furnished the Real World houses.
Good luck getting tickets to see Oprah!
I think the Shedd Aquarium is a rip off. Navy Pier is always great. Take a water taxi back to the train station even if it is a bit pricey (6 bucks one way)... it's great. Eat at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. There's a lot of great comedy clubs, a few get some famous people like those from Blue Collar, and Wanda Sykes. Lincoln Park always shows outdoor movies (like in the Wedding Planner)....they're doing an Audrey movie in August.... my all time favorite... Roman Holiday!
Anyway, anyone have any experiences from Chicago/'burbs?