chicago guide

Welcome to a wonderful, unparalleled, quintessential American city!

"Da Great City of Chicago," the first Mayor Daley called it. "Urbs in Horto," the "City in a Garden." We also know it as the Windy City, the Second City, the Hog Butcher to the World, the Grey City, and on and on. Chicago has, throughout its history, risen and fallen time and again since the days of the Great Chicago Fire. We continue to reinvent ourselves commercially, culturally, architecturally, and demographically.

We've designed this guide to give you a taste of our great city of Chicago. We've included favorite restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters, museums, destinations, and activities. Most are centered around the River North, Loop, and upper Michigan Avenue areas that are within walking distance of our meeting hotel, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. If this guide doesn't tell you what you want to know, be sure to ask one of the locals—anyone from the University of Chicago Press, Northwestern University Press, or Northern Illinois University Press.

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This guide was compiled by your local host presses; design of the PDF and on-site printed version provided by Northwestern University Press.