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Chicago is located in northeast Illinois in Cook County. The population estimate for 1998 was about 2,800,000. Its population ranks third in the U.S., behind New York City and Los Angeles.

Founded on land won from the Indians by Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne in 1794, the village officially became a city in 1840.

Chicago extends 29 miles along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. The downtown area lies largely south of the Chicago River. The heart of the business district is "The Loop", taking its name from the loop of elevated electric railroad tracks (els) that encircle the city.

Among the city's many features are the Sears Tower, the world's tallest building and the University of Illinois at Chicago, among the top-ranked research universities. Other major universities include The University of Chicago, Northwestern Business College and Loyola University Chicago.

Golfers will be interested in trying one of the Top-10 public courses in the state--Harborside International Golf Center.

Lincoln Park and Grant Park provide brief respites from the everyday grind.

Ambassador West Hotel | Eight Limbs Yoga Center | Lollaplooza | Old Town Art Fair | Pivot Point Beauty School | University of Chicago Aikido Kokikai | Van Tullis Interiors | Wat Dhammaram Temple |
Airports Midway Airport |
Antique Shops and Shows Architectural Artifacts |
Art Aldo Castillo Gallery | Andre LaCour Photograhic Artist | Andrew Collings Photography | Aron Packer Gallery | Belloc Lowndes Fine Art | Black Orchid | Chicago Art Source | Chicago Opera Theater | Colletti Gallery | Eastern Gallery | Ezell Gallery | Flatfile Gallery | Function Art | G.R. N'Namdi Gallery | Griffin Gallery | Joel Oppenheimer Gallery | Kenyon Oppenheimer, Inc. | Linda Warren Gallery | Lydon Fine Art | Malovat Art Gallery | Mary Bell Galleries | Masters Canvas | Morgan Art Gallery | Museum of Contemporary Photography | Nancy Zwick Studio | Oskar Friedl Gallery | Perimeter Gallery | Peter Miller Gallery | Robert Henry Adams Fine Arts | Roy Boyd Gallery | Schneider Gallery | The Art Institute of Chicago Museum | The Pistachios | Theatre Club Chicago | Wood Street Gallery & Sculpture Garden | Zg Gallery | Zolla/Lieberman Gallery | Lake Michigan |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns City Scene Bed and Breakfast | Flemish House Of Chicago |
Education American Academy of Art | Archeworks | Arlington House | Berlitz Language Center-Chicago | BIR Training Center | Brisk Rabbinical College | Catholic Theological Union at Chicago | Center for Employment Training-Chicago | Chicago College of Commerce | Chicago Manufacturing Institute | Chicago National College of Naprapathy | Chicago Public Schools Practical Nursing | Chicago School of Massage Therapy | Columbia College | Consumer Electronics Training Center | Cook County Hospital School of Xray Tech | Dance Center Chicago | Depaul University | East-West University | Echols International Travel & Hotel Scho | Harold Washington College | Harry S Truman College | Henry J. Kutsch School of Nursing | Illinois School of Health Careers | Illinois School of Professional Psycholo | Industrial Engineering College | Institute for Clinical Social Work | Institute for Psychoanalysis | Joel Hall Dance Center | John Marshall Law School | Kennedy-King College | Lake Forest Graduate School of Managemen | Loyola University Chicago | Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago | MacCormac College | Malcolm X College | Meadville Lombard Theological School | Medical Careers Institute | NAES College | Northwestern Business College | Olive-Harvey College | Onyx Vocational School | Ravenswood Hospital Med Center School | Richard J. Daley College | Robert Morris College, Chicago | Sorrento Career College | Spanish Coalition for Jobs Incorporated | Spertus College | The Art Institute of Chicago | The University of Chicago | Tyler School of Secretarial Sciences | UIC College Of Medicine | University of Illinois at Chicago | VIP Schools, Inc. | Washburne Trade School Kennedy King Camp | Wilbur Wright College | Zarem/Golde ORT Technical Institute |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Abbey Pub | Anna, Ida and Me Gourmet Bakery | Aria Restaurant | Atwood Cafe | Bennigan's | Biasetti's Steak and Rib House | Biggs Restaurant | Blackhawk Lodge | Bob-San Restaurant | Bordo's Eatery | Borinquen Restaurant | Brasserie JO Restaurant | Breakfast Club | Buddy Guy's Legends | BUtterfield 8 | Cafe Croatia | Caffe Gelato | Capra’s Cafe | Carm's Beef and Italian Ice | Carson's the Place for Ribs | Charlie Trotter's Restaurant | Chilpancingo Restaurant | City Pool Hall | Cloverhill Bakery | Coco Pazzo Cafe | Cy's Crab House | Cy's Crabhouse | Cyrano's Bistrot and Wine Bar | D Kelly Restaurant | Deleece Restaurant | Dick's Last Resort | Dinkel's Bakery | Dinotto Ristorante | Don Roth's Blackhawk Restaurant | Dragonfly Mandarin Restaurant | Dunphy's Bar & Grill | Ed Debevic's | Elis Restaurant | Fireplace Inn | Flowers Por Belizean Style | Four Farthings Tavern and Grill | Fulton Lounge | Garden Buffet Restaurant | Glory Restaurant | Goose Island Brewing Company | Govnor's Pub | Green Ginger Cafe | Green Room Restaurant | Hi Ricky | Home Run Inn | Jamaica Jerk Restaurant | Jo's Be-Bop Cafe & Jazz Emporium | Juliana Restaurant | Kevin Restaurant | King Crab Restaurant | La Sardine | La Vita Restaurant | Lawrence's Fisheries | Le Bouchon | Lee Wing Wah | Lloyd's Chicago Restaurant | Meritage Cafe & Wine Bar Restaurant | Michael Jordan's Restaurant | Noon-O-Kabab Restaurant | Orange Restaurant | Orsos Restaurant | Outpost Restaurant and Bar | Palette's | Philly's Best Pizza | Planet Hollywood-Chicago | Polo Cafe & Catering | Pompei Restaurant | Puerto Vallarta | Quincy Grill on the River | Ralph Lauren Restaurant | Red Lion Pub | Redfish Restaurant | Sangria Restaurant and Tapas Bar | Spring Restaurant | Spruce | Store Chicago | Sushi Wabi | Szechwan Restaurant | Tea Leaf Cafe | The Berghoff Restaurant | The Breakfast Club | The Chens | Tizi Melloul Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge | Valentina Restaurant | Viceroy of India | Voltare Restaurant | Walnut Room-Marshall Field's | Will's Northwoods Inn | Zephyr Cafe | Zinfandel Restaurant | Zucco Restaurant |
Golf Green at Grant Park | Harborside International Golf Center | Ten West Hotel | The Willows Hotel | Childrens Memorial Hospital | Cook County Hospital | Holy Cross Hospital | Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center | Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Roseland Community Hospital |
History Buckingham Fountain | Chicago Cultural Center | Chicago Historical Society | Chicago Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum | DuSable Museum of Afro-American Hist. | Merchandise Mart | Museum of Holography | Pullman Porter Museum | Sears Tower Skydeck Observatory |
Illinois Counties Cook County |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Belmont House | Best Western Hawthorne Terrace | Burnham Hotel | Carlton Inn Midway | Chicago International Hostel | China Doll Apartments | Claridge Hotel | Claridge Hotel Chicago | Days Inn Gold Coast | Days Inn Midway Airport | Elysian Hotel | Embassy Suites Chicago | Embassy Suites Chicago-Downtown | Executive Plaza Hotel | Fairmont Hotel-Grant Park | Gold Coast Inn | Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown North | Holiday Inn Chicago City Centre | Holiday Inn-Chicago City Centre | Homewood | Hotel Inter-Continental Chicago | Hotel-Lincolnwood | House of Blues Hotel Chicago | Hyatt at University Village | Hyatt Regency-Chicago | Lakeside Motel | Lenox Suites Hotel Chicago | Majestic Hotel | Manilow Suites | Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel | Oakwood Lake Michigan | Omni Chicago Hotel | Quality Inn Chicago Downtown | Radisson Hotel/Suites Chicago | Residence Inn Chicago Downtown | Ritz-Carlton | Sierra Hotel | Suburban Lodge | Swissotel Chicago | Talbott Hotel | The Inn on Early | Tremont Hotel | University Club of Chicago | Westin Hotel | Westin Michigan Avenue | Windy City B&B Inn |
Museum Chicago Children's Museum | Grant Park | Lincoln Park |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Betty Wurm Real Estate Broker | Bill Farwig and Dana Gerstenschlager | Blue Property Inc. | Bonnie Sweetman | Chester Pociask | Chris Pagano Real Estate Agent | ChrisKen Group | Craig Easly | Dream Town Realty | Gecan Realty Group | Jorge Perez | Own A Condo | Peterson Appraisal Group | Prello Realty Group | Premiere One Properties | Regent Realty Group | Sheldon Good & Company | Susan Berman |
Retirement Heritage Gaines Ranch |
Science Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum |
Shopping Dilly Lily Florals | Dreidels & More | Galleria Africana | Gregg Helfer Private Jeweler | Harold Washington Library Center | Heltzer Furniture | Illinois Marketplace & Navy Pier Market | Intimate Gardener | Josef Klingler Teapots | Kitchen Chairs | Left Bank Jewelry and Uniquities | Limoges Jewelry | Manfred Schmidt Collectible Cameras | Pinetree Furniture Makers | S A Peck & Company | Showtime Florist | State Street | The Joyful Gift Shop | Tibet Gifts | Tie Luxe Jewelry | Wikstroms Scandinavian Foods & Gifts | Wishing Well Florist |
Health Resorts and Spas KIVA Spa | Lincoln Park Day Spa | Refine Medical Spa Skin Clinic and Laser Center |
Sports and Sporting Events Happiness Club | Soldier Field | The Noble Horse | United Center | Wrigley Field |
Transportation Chicago Trolley Co. | Palwaukee Municipal Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Abell Animal Hospital | Animal House of Chicago | Lincoln Park Zoo |

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12/07 Coming to The area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .