1.) I have lived in the Chicago area for nearly 50 years from the far south side, to the west side and now, the far north side. As long as I have lived here, every time I drive down town (which is often), the traffic is awful!
2.) The great thing about Chicago is, no matter where you are going or why you are going, there is always something to see. This Picasso is in front of the City Hall Building. When I was first married (coming up on 50 years) I used to walk past it every day on my way to work.
3.) This is the old Marshall Fields clock ... I have a picture of my mother taken under this clock in the 1940's. We loved Marshall Fields and hated when Macy's bought them out ... but they did keep the famous Marshall Fields Frango Mints and that is a good thing.
4.) The old Wrigley Building ... built in 1920 and finally achieving Chicago landmark status in 2012. Who knew you could get that rich selling chewing gum :)
5.) Every where you go in the city you will see the stark contrasts between the old and the new ... what an awesome and stimulating place to live. You all should come visit Chicago. You could be here for years, like me, and never see everything they have to offer.