Chicago is the home of the blues and the truth of jazz, the heart of comedy and the idea of the skyscraper. Here, the age of railroads found its center, and airplanes followed suit.

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The is the central business district of Chicago, bounded by the Chicago River to the north and west, Harrison Street to the south, and Lake Michigan to the east. Photo: Poco a poco, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the shop-and-awe center of Chicago. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

is the northern border of Chicago — the wild-eyed inheritor of uninhibited lakefront, swamps become beaches, and the beauty of Chicago bricks. Photo: Jdsteakley, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of Chicago's most famous neighborhoods, most certainly so on the South Side, located along the south lakefront. Photo: Urbanrules, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Chicago "L" is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of . Photo: lazytom, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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The is a contributing property and landmark in the Old District in Chicago, , , that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. is situated 1½ miles northeast of Chicago. Photo: zol87, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago Landmark in the center of , and between Queen's Landing and Congress Parkway. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

, also known as Pritzker Pavilion or Pritzker Music Pavilion, is a bandshell in in the community area of Chicago in , United States. Photo: Andreborgeslopes, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world. Photo: N i c o l a, CC BY 2.0.

Lakeview has the lion's share of Chicago's nightlife, starting with Wrigleyville, home of the… Photo: Niklas Hellerstedt, CC BY 2.0.

is the vanguard of music, nightlife, and fashion in Chicago. Photo: Victorgrigas, Public domain.

The of Chicago is far off the beaten path. Photo: vxla, CC BY 2.0.

For other places with the same name, see Lincoln Park . Photo: AndrewHorne, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the home of several of Chicago's main attractions: the splendid Museum Campus… Photo: chicagogeek, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the South Side at its most dynamic, as the old South Side Irish neighborhood of the Daleys increasingly blends with the old Chinese immigrant community to the north. Photo: Pattie, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Uptown is a scruffy, jazz-inflected neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. Photo: pdomara, CC BY 2.0.

is a collection of neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago through which Lincoln Avenue wanders, remembering treasures and curiosities of the last century in Chicago life, moving along, and forgetting them all over again. Photo: Richie Diesterheft, CC BY 2.0.

The of Chicago has two of the city's premiere culinary strips, Little Italy and Greektown, and basketball legend Michael Jordan's old stomping grounds with the Chicago Bulls. Photo: pgoyette, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Chicago's is best known for being impoverished and crime-ridden, but it has at least one major attraction as well as some fabulous parks, vibrant immigrant communities, and blues legends. Photo: Teemu008, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Chicago includes the neighborhoods of Avondale and the Polish Village… Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a district at the heart of Chicago's South Side, home to the real Chicago blues, some mind-blowing BBQ, and the best soul food in town. Photo: zol87, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Only a few minutes from the center of Chicago by train, is a working-class predominately Hispanic neighborhood. Photo: Adam63, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Logan Square is an expansive neighborhood with sweeping boulevards on Chicago's West Side. Photo: Jeff Hottinger, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, the Black Metropolis, is a mecca of African-American History on Chicago's South Side, just miles south of downtown. Photo: JeremyA, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The of Chicago is a huge section of Chicago with only one large tourist draw: the Pullman Historic District. Photo: vxla, CC BY 2.0.

The of Chicago is home to a large Irish-American community, a ton of Irish pubs, and even a replica Irish castle. Photo: Ken Lund, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

The is a historic district in Chicago, . is situated 2 miles north of Chicago. Photo: Bonfire2k4, CC BY 2.5.

, sometimes combined with University Village into one neighborhood, is on the of Chicago, Illinois. is situated 1¼ miles southwest of Chicago.

, which comprised the Frances Cabrini Row-houses and William Green Homes, was a Chicago Housing Authority public housing project located on the of Chicago, Illinois, United States. is situated 1½ miles north of Chicago. Photo: Jet Lowe, Public domain.


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