The largest city in Illinois, third largest in the US, nicknamed the Windy City.

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Where to nap in Chicago O'Hare?

I am bracing myself for a rough trip: getting up at 4AM, taking a 3 hour flight, then a 13 hour flight, with a 5.5 hour layover in between. I can almost never sleep on planes, so this trip would go ...
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Can I walk out of Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)?

Is it possible to walk out of MDW? The reason I ask is because you can only schedule an UberBlack or UberSUV to pick you up from MDW. However, if I can walk to one of these spots just outside the ...
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What clothing should I bring to Chicago for New Years' Eve?

I have lived in Las Vegas my whole life, and often the only time I'm around snow is when it's for a sporting purpose. I've never lived someplace cold and when I visit cold places I'm often indoors at ...
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Can I visit Chicago during a 5.5 hour layover in O'Hare?

I will be flying from Boston to Tokyo with a 5.5 hour morning layover in Chicago. I'm thinking of going out to the city for some late breakfast and/or sightseeing. I've never left an airport during a ...
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What food is Chicago (USA) famous for?

Does the USA Chicago have a specific culture in terms of food. Example, Indians commonly have curry, Chinese have rice as part of their staple diet, in South Africa we have meat, pap (porridge) with ...
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Can I leave O'Hare airport during my layover?

I am flying into Chicago tomorrow and have a 5.5 hour layover. I am arriving from Holland and flying to Canada afterwards. Is this possible?
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Renting a car in Chicago with California license on a tourist visa

I'll be visiting Chicago next week as a tourist, and I'll enter the United States with the standard tourist visa. I am a French resident. Three years ago, I lived in California as a student on a F-1 ...
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What are some old Irish neighbourhoods in Chicago?

I'm going to Chicago in a few weeks for a few days in June. There seems to be lots to see, but one thing I'm interested in is the Irish heritage of the city. Like Boston and New York City, Chicago was ...
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Does the Amtrak SW Chief serve breakfast prior to arrival in LA?

Amtrack runs a passenger train from Chicago, IL through to Los Angeles, CA. This is an almost 2 day trip, with meals provided in a dining car. Since LA arrival is in the morning is breakfast served ...
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Can I See Three Chicago Museums in One Day?

I will be in Chicago for a week for Microsoft Ignite. I will stay near Roosevelt & Mich. I have never been to the U.S., let alone Chicago, before. May 2nd is my only spare day, and I intend to go ...
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How to travel to O'Hare from Megabus bus stop beside Union Station, Chicago with luggage?

I'm flying out of Chicago(O'Hare) on 8th July at a 1:30 PM flight. I reach Union Station, Chicago at 6:45 on the morning of 8th. Other than a backpack, I'll have 2 big luggage pieces(the size for ...
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How to get from O'Hare to Midway (with family in tow)?

Long story short, we're arriving in Chicago O'Hare at 8pm on a Saturday night and need to get to Midway Airport as expeditiously as possible. Group is two adults, 12-year-old, and 3-year-old, so 1 ...
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What are good options for long term parking at O'Hare Airport?

I'm trying to figure out where to park for five days at or near Chicago's O'Hare Airport (Terminal 5). I know there are on-airport parking lots E, F, G which are conveniently accessible to Terminal 5 ...
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Baggage wrapping facilities at Chicago O'Hare airport

We have to get home some swag and purchased items from Chicago, and the bags we brought are too small and too few. Is there a shrink wrapping service at or around O'Hare that can convert our shopping ...
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What was that grand unfinished opera house in Chicago called…? [closed]

I believe the story behind it goes somewhat like this: there was a rich man who loved a woman who unfortunately failed to become admitted to the famous opera house in New York (forgot what this was ...
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advice needed on travel to Chicago from Cedar Rapids by bus

I am in Cedar Rapids and planning to travel to Chicago. When I checked online at megabus.com I did not see any buses departing from Cedar Rapids. I only saw some buses departing from Iowa City. I ...
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Taking the CTA to United Center, Chicago

I'm planning a trip to Chicago to attend a Blackhawks game at the United Center. It's my first time to Chicago, so I'm curious how the best way to get to the stadium. I've noticed there is parking, ...
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Traveling from Chicago to Houghton/Hancock?

I am reaching Chicago O'Hare airport around 8:00AM Monday after an arduous 15hr flight and am carrying two 23 kg bags. I further need to go to Houghton/Hancock whichever is convenient. I checked ...
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Immigrating to UK, I have a layover in Dublin. Will that cause me problems?

All the affordable flights that I could find seem to have a layover in Dublin. It seems like I'll have to go through border control/immigration in Dublin, and though I'm not settling in Ireland I have ...
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Chicago ORD Airport Hotels Shuttle Services and Transportation

I am searching for an hotel in Chicago ORD airport area with a an airport shuttle service and I have the following questions I will be travelling with my family (2 adults and 1 kid) and will have ...
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How to find a decent taxi company in Chicago?

I looked up taxi companies on Yelp, and all of them have 1-star reviews. Called a few and said "I'm going to be in Chicago tomorrow and need a ride to O'Hare" and they say either (a) "just call us 5 ...
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Chicago United Center to Midway Airport

I am attending my first Blackhawks game on Sunday afternoon and have to catch a flight out of Midway right after the game. What's the quickest way to get to Midway from the United Center if I don't ...
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Chicago Midway airport (MDW) feasibility to/from Greyhound Bus station?

I am a Michigan Tech student and live in Houghton, MI. I am in need of traveling to/from Midway airport in Chicago and need any feedback that may be helpful for me. I am carrying 2 big bags along with ...
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Nicaraguan citizen with a layover at Pu Dong, Shanghai, China, do I need a transit visa?

I cannot find an affordable flight from Taiwan to Chicago except for one about $625 through China Eastern Airline. Instead of it going Taipei direct to US (LA or San Francisco) then on to Chicago, it ...
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Parking south of Chicago near CTA to central Chicago

I'm coming to Chicago from the southeast on I-94 this weekend. Is there a place to leave my car for the weekend, somewhere close to a public transportation depot? I'm considering leaving behind the ...
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Flying from Cedar Rapids to New York via Chicago, don't want to miss the sight seeing of downtown Chicago

I will be flying from Cedar Rapids to New York via Chicago and I want to visit Chicago. I searched and found that I can get 9 hours transit by having multiple tickets i.e. CID to ORD then ORD to NYC ...
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Local transportation from/to ORD Chicago Airport?

Some background: There are five of us and each is carrying 3 huge check in bags. We are arriving at ORD on Monday 27th August by 8:00AM and expect to clear customs in 2 hours. We would need ...
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Chicago's summertime weather [closed]

I'm curious about Chicago's summertime weather. My understanding is that the Lake acts as a heat sink. It absorbs a lot of the sun's radiation meaning that the nearby land is cooler. But I was ...
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How can I find cheap international airfares from Chicago? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do a “broad” search for flights? What are reliable ways to find cheap international airfare? My husband and I live in Chicago and want to travel, ...
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What to do in Chicago during an 8-hour stopover? [duplicate]

We are travelling from Ireland to Kansas with an 8 hour stopover at Chicago O'Hare (arriving Thursday at 12 noon) and leaving at 8 pm. Can we leave the airport and what would you recommend we could ...
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How to travel from Cincinnati to O'Hare

What is the cheapest and quickest solution for traveling from Cincinnati Ohio to Chicago O'Hare early Friday and returning Tuesday afternoon?