About City

Chicago is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois and the third most populous in the United States after New York City and Los Angeles. On the shore of Lake Michigan. It grew rapidly in the mid-19th century. Chicago made noted contributions to urban planning and zoning standards, including new construction styles (such as Chicago School architecture, the development of the City Beautiful Movement, and the steel-framed skyscraper).

Tourism
Chicago's 58 million tourist visitors in 2018 set a new record. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, Willis (Sears) Tower, Grant Park, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago is also home to Presidential Center being built in Hyde Park on the city's South Side. Chicago's culture includes the visual arts, literature, film, theater, comedy (especially improvisational comedy) food.

Chicago is also the location of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Of the area's colleges and universities, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois Chicago are classified as "highest research" doctoral universities. Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues, including two Major League Baseball teams

Companies
The city of Chicago also hosts 12 Fortune Global 500 companies and 17 Financial Times 500 companies. The city claims three Dow 30 companies: aerospace giant Boeing, which moved its headquarters from Seattle to the Chicago Loop in 2001,[196] McDonald's and Walgreens Boots Alliance.[197] For six consecutive years since 2013, Chicago was ranked the nation's top metropolitan area for corporate relocations.[198] Three Fortune 500 companies left Chicago in 2022, leaving the city with 35, still second to New York City

Cuisine
Chicago lays claim to a large number of regional specialties that reflect the city's ethnic and working-class roots. Included among these are its nationally renowned deep-dish pizza. The Chicago-style thin crust is also popular in the city. Certain Chicago pizza favorites include Lou Malnati's and Giordano's.

The Chicago-style hot dog, typically an all-beef hot dog, is loaded with an array of toppings that often includes pickle relish, yellow mustard, pickled sport peppers, tomato wedges, dill pickle spear and topped off with celery salt on a poppy seed bun.

A distinctly Chicago sandwich, the Italian beef sandwich is thinly sliced beef simmered in au jus and served on an Italian roll with sweet peppers or spicy giardiniera.

Chicken Vesuvio is roasted bone-in chicken cooked in oil and garlic next to garlicky oven-roasted potato wedges and a sprinkling of green peas. The Puerto Rican-influenced jibarito is a sandwich made with flattened, fried green plantains instead of bread. Annual festivals feature various Chicago signature dishes, such as Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Food Truck Festival

Sports
The Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the most recognized basketball teams in the world

Airport
Chicago is served by O'Hare International Airport, the world's busiest airport measured by airline operations,[348] on the far Northwest Side, and Midway International Airport on the Southwest Side. In 2005, O'Hare was the world's busiest airport by aircraft movements and the second-busiest by total passenger traffic.[349] Both O'Hare and Midway are owned and operated by the City of Chicago

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND LANDMARKS

Top Attractions in Chicago

  • The Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Millennium Park.
  • Cloud Gate.
  • Chicago Lunch Cruise on Lake Michigan
  • 90 minute Chicago river Architecture tour
  • Skydeck Chicago Willis Tower
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Navy Pier
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Wrigley Field.
  • Museum of Science and Industry.
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • Field Museum
  • Chicago Skyline
  • Garfield Park Conservatory