Chicago is a city of world-class status and unsurpassed beauty. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago is home to world-famous sports teams, an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra, renowned architecture, award-winning theatre and much more.
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people. Its scenic lakeside location, world-class cultural offerings and unique architecture are just some of the reasons why Chicago is a great place to live and visit.
Chicago is home to... 237 square miles of land, more than 200 theatres, nearly 200 art galleries, more than 7,300 restaurants, 26 miles of lakefront, 15 miles of bathing beaches and United States President Barack Obama!
Chicago is also affectionally known as 'The Windy City' and the historic 'Route 66' begins at Grant Park on Adams Street in front of the Art Institute.