A practical travel guide for the best lodging, dining, transportation and attractions in Chicago, especially for travelers who have just 48 hours to visit America’s third largest city.
The Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.
Illinois transportation officials say that work to increase rail speeds to 110 mph will mean service changes for some Amtrak trains between Chicago and St. Louis.
Murder, robbery, burglary, car thefts and assaults all went up double digits last month, as the city’s year-to-date crime report for May shows a total crime increase of 15.5 percent.
Train was on way from St. Louis to Chicago. No serious injuries reported.
Special meeting set for August 11 to finalize plans for October owners meeting
Casino Queen owners plan to purchase Fairmount Park, if Illinois lawmakers pass a gambling expansion at horse racing venues in the state.
Proposals to expand Illinois gambling have recently resurfaced as legislators prepare to adjourn at the end of the month.
The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city’s agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state’s own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him.
University of Hawaii and Columbia University were also considered