Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois and the third most popular city in the United States of America. It is located in northeastern Illinois at the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan. Today, Chicago is the major hub for industry, telecommunications and infrastructure with O’Hare International Airport being the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. The city hosts about 40 million domestic and overseas visitors. Chicago is also one of the most important worldwide centers of commerce and trade.
Climatically, summers in Chicago are hot and humid with an average temperature of 29.3 degree Celsius, while winters are cold, snowy and windy. Spring and fall are mild seasons with low humidity.
Chicago’s waterfront allure and nightlife has attracted local and foreign tourists alike. It attracts millions of domestic leisure and business travelers besides overseas visitors. This is the home of blues and the truth of jazz and the heart of comedy. There are world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks, public art and perhaps the finest collection of modern architecture in the world are added attraction to this city.
You have not truly seen Chicago until you have ventured out into the neighborhoods. The City is split into large “sides” like North Side, West Side, and South Side, Downtown etc. Today, Chicago is known as “The Windy City” because walking around the town; one may suspect that Chicago got this nickname from the winds off Lake Michigan which shoves through downtown corridors with intense force.